Don't show up unprepared! You're about to embark on the journey of a lifetime, so let us make some suggestions so you can hit the ground with the right gear. (and not too much of it, either)
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A few good books are in order and we've selected the best choices here. Don't forget a good bird guide (and a pair of binoculars!). Plus a good torch, hat, and maybe a few items to share with people you meet along the way.
Want to travel light? We're big fans of the Kindle which can store bunches of books and even has a built-in web browser you can use to check your email while you travel. It's small, light, easily rechargeable, and could be a perfect replacement for a bulky and expensive laptop. Be sure to glance at the For Your Kindle department below.
We've teamed up with Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk to provide a hand-picked selection of books and travel gear. Order with confidence: your purchases are shipped and guaranteed by Amazon.