We spent a lot of time thinking about everything we could possibly need for our four-month trek through Africa. ¬†We’ll be on a truck the whole time, which gives us a bit more leeway than if we were backpacking through the bush, but we’re still limited to one backpack. ¬†Considering we’ll be traveling through highly variable desert temperatures, humid tropical jungles, and chilly mountainsides, as well as from Red Sea tourist beaches to conservative places of worship, we had to be prepared for every situation!

Now comes the fun part: Packing!