We've had a few camping trips this year, yet still seem unable to go away for a weekend without filling the car with equipment. So we have to try to pare it down to the absolute minimum.
Tent - North Face Rock - tiny and lightweight. Hopefully lion/hyena proof :-).
Stove - MSR whisperlite - multi fuel, as it appears gas is not readily available.
Already been to New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Namibia, Botswana, Scotland! - bombproof
Pots and pans - aluminium - from an old Trangia set
Plates/cups - Orikaso fold flat - absolutely fantastic stuff. Folding cups are great, and easy to wash and carry.
Torches - Petzl headtorches - only the best will do
Sleeping mats - Thermarest - again simply the best money can buy.
Sleeping bags - not sure on this one, whether to take full bags or just sleeping liners - keeping an eye on night time temperatures, currently around 18-20C. This would be warm enough for me to sleep in a liner, but probably not for Karen.
Chairs/table - getting the car hire people to purchase these for us in Kampala, simply couldn't get them on a plane. They do make camp life much more comfortable than trying to do everything on the ground - especially with my dodgy back