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What to pack for safari?

I notice most first timers tend to pack more than is needed. All the lodges and tented camps have great and often complimentary laundry services, which are able to return clothes the same day. On Game Drives a mix of long and short pants goes – a good compromise are those trousers that zip apart at the knee to become shorts. Long sleeved shirts are ideal so you have the option of rolling up or down.

How I gauge the clothes I bring on safari is to take, four sets of clothes that can be inter-changed, if you are going to the ocean then pack something nice to wear for dinner, but on safari your day time clothes are good for dinner wear, no dressing up, no high heels, nothing fancy.  It isn't necessary to go out and buy safari pants, or safari shirts, shorts , things you wear for casual wear at home will work for you while on safari, jeans, t-shorts, shorts, tennis shoes.

Game drives in the early morning and early evening tend to be chilly so you will need to have a fleece or light jacket at these times. For guided bush walks the same type of clothes apply well and lightweight boots with a bit of ankle support work well. Light and slip on shoes are also useful in and around the lodges and tented camps.

What colours: Earth (natural) colours are probably best. Basically it’s not a good idea to wear bright colours or white on safari, although around the lodges, tented camps and on the beach anything goes.

Vision Adventure Safari provides complimentary Safari Hats on arrival in Kenya & Tanzania, ideally wide brim and tight (with a tie as a last resort) so you don’t lose them from cars or boats. Pack a simple cap if travelling to our other operating countries – Rwa

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