Lwing wrote in post #13411398
I read with great interest the thread in regard to weight limiits for the flights within Africa.
What kind of size limits are there for carry on bags on the in country flights in Kenya and Tanzania? Should I be concerned about too large a backpack for camera gear when I go to East Africa?
It depends what airline you're flying with? When I flew from London to Jo'Burg using BA, then internal flight using SAA, the bag restrictions were on weight and size, with the internal flight weight and bag size being smaller than the main airline. BA was 55x45x25 (HxWxD) and lift into overhead lockers, where as SAA was max dimension 115cm (45in) and 8KG.
No problems with BA, could have taken more kit, but did buy myself a Thinktank backpack because it was half the weight empty of my Lowepro. They didn't check my bag for size or weight on the SAA flight, but it wasn't a full flight. Its a risk as to what you take, especially if your travelling with one of the smaller airlines.
Personally, I would check the size limits and keep to them bag wise, as for weight, be sensible and not go too overboard, just in case they do check, because that could cost you extra $$$.... Definitely check the airlines website..