What to bring

Of course everyone has different needs but you’ll find this a useful start to planning what to bring and what to leave behind on your Imburano adventure!

The Solomons uses 240V, 50Hz AC and Australian-style three-pin plugs.  Imburano has 240V solar power, but this should not be relied on as it is dependent on the weather.  The Ringgi guest houses have reliable power for 16 hours a day.

We provide

All the guest houses have

  • Beds
  • Linen (please advise if this is needed)
  • Towels
  • Cooking facilities (gas stoves) including pots, pans, crockery and cutlery and if you want to cook for yourself.  Alternately you can organise meals from our team, but please book ahead for this.
  • Showers and toilets

Essential items

You don’t need to pack much but whatever you do, don’t forget these:

  • Swimwear
  • Lightweight, quick drying t-shirts and shorts
  • A loose skirt or sarong for town and village visits
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes (essential for hiking) or sandals (if you just plan in lazing about)
  • Sun protection- hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Dry bag or snap lock plastic bags to keep things dry on boat trips
  • Your camera and charger

If you’re looking forward to the water activities you might want to bring your own comfortable mask, snorkel and fins.

Optional but handy items

If you’ve still got room, you’ll be glad you brought these:

  • A light, long sleeved cotton shirt or top
  • A small torch or head lamp
  • A comfortable day pack
  • Compact binoculars for bird and wildlife spotting
  • A book for some alone time and playing cards for making new friends
  • A few energy bars and snacks!

If you plan to hit the trails

For day walks you just need to be prepared with good hiking shoes, a day pack and ideally a light rain jacket.  Many people bring walking sticks or the guides can cut you a pole as you go.
For those planning on serious bushwalking you’ll need the following if you are heading out overnight.

  • A pack large enough to carry your equipment
  • A good quality hiking tent
  • A sleeping mat
  • A sleeping bag (high up on the mountain temperatures can be below ten degrees)
  • Food for yourself and your friends
  • Matches/lighter well sealed in a waterproof bag
  • Cooking equipment
  • Crockery
  • A water container that can hold a minimum of 3 litres of water.
  • A first aid kit including blister plasters and a compression bandage.

The Solomons uses 240V, 50Hz AC and Australian-style three-pin plugs.

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