Africa Tours and Safaris
SAFARI CLOTHING

SAFARI CLOTHING

On safari, most people wear shorts and a T-shirt during the day and put on long sleeved shirts and long pants in the evening for warmth as well as protection from mosquitoes. Should you be particularly sensitive to the sun, a loose cotton shirt is essential during the day. Khaki, brown, olive and beige colours are best for and safaris and game walks. The following are some of the clothing to be packed when going on a safari;

* 2 pairs khaki cotton pants
* 2 pairs khaki shorts
* 2 long sleeved shirts/ blouses (for sun protection as well as warmth)
* 1 light sweater or sweatshirt
* 1 lightweight, waterproof windbreaker
* Swimming costume
* Sturdy walking or hiking boots
* Sandals
* 3-5 short-sleeved shirts or T-shirts
* 5 changes underwear and socks
* Hat with a brim (baseball caps might cover your nose but not your ears and neck)
* Gloves (if you really feel the cold)
* Down vest or jacket (if you really feel the cold)

Basics:
* Toilet kit including shampoo and soap
* Insect repellent
* Good quality sunglasses plus protective case
* Hand wipes or 'Baby wipes'
* Stuff-sacks or plastic packets; to compartmentalise items within your travel bag
* Repair kit: needle and thread, nylon cord, rip-stop tape
* Camera, film or memory card
* Spare batteries. Film and batteries can generally be obtained at lodges, but at a price of course, so please be sure to have sufficient supplies for your needs
* Binoculars
* Paperback reading, writing material (keep weight at a minimum)
* Sunscreen or block
* Moisturizer, lip balm
* Personal first-aid kit (headache pills, antihistamine cream etc)
* Large towel and washcloth (thin, quick-drying) – if required for camping/overland safari

 

 

 

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