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Going on a safari in Africa is one of life’s greatest experiences! If you’re about to head out on your first one then buckle down for the time of your life. But, the age-old question, what to pack? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back and know what to put in your backpack so there’s nothing you lack.
But first, a few rules…
3 Golden Rules for packing for a safari
When it comes to a safari the key is “less is more”, and there are three rules we recommend you follow:
1. Avoid bright colours as you will want to blend in as much as possible. Think khaki, green and yellow.
2. Wear comfortable clothes – There is nothing worse than being halfway through a 3-hour game drive and wanting to go back home because you actually just cannot sit any longer in the clothes you are wearing. You may go on bushwalks or spend long hours in the game vehicle so make sure you’re comfortable.
3. Wears layers of clothes – For game drives because it can get fairly chilly on the back of that vehicle. The mornings can start off quite chilly but will warm up quickly so take clothes you can take off easily. Think gloves, beanies (woollen hats), scarves and jackets.Alright alright, but what to pack?
Generally, for a 3-5 night stay, we recommend you take:
Photo Credit: Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
If you’re going in winter, remember to add on to that;
Other than clothes, you should also remember to take:
Photo Credit: Okavango Delta Concession Areas
Some important information
That’s about it in terms of packing. Now, all you need to do is get there!
Credit: Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp Facilities Airstrip
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Sports Fanatic and everything is made better with a beer with friends while watching my favourite team play. I play cricket as a hobby and I am just as passionate about the wildlife and bush as I consider it a second home.
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I’m off to Africa in June and this list is going to come in very handy. Thanks!!!
Keep on working, great job!
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