What to bring

What should I take with me?

  • Luggage;
  • A small daypack;
  • A bag that can be locked to leave unnecessary belongings.
What to Bring


  • 2-3 pairs of cotton pants;
  • 2-3 long-sleeve cotton shirts;
  • Sunhat or baseball cap;
  • T-shirt;
  • Pair of shorts;
  • Light jacket;
  • Swimwear;
  • Cotton socks;
  • Raincoat;
  • Footwear;
  • Hiking boots;
  • Sandals.
What to Bring


  • Sunglasses with neck cord;
  • Torch with spare batteries;
  • Camera with a waterproof cover;
  • Sun block (factor 30 or 45 recommended);
  • Insect repellent.

We recommend that you take high speed films. Binoculars are essential even if you are not a birdwatcher.


We spent 3 nights at Chalalan and have recommended it to everyone we have met since! We are budget travellers but decided to splash out on a stay here and did not regret it for a second. The location is idyllic - 5 hours by boat away from civilisation and right in the middle of stunning rainforest. The lake at the lodge is an added bonus - bathwater temperature and the most beautiful of locations. The sunset trip across the lake by canoe was a highlight of the stay - by far the best way to see the wildlife as it is completely untroubled by the silent canoe drifiting past.