The prospect of packing for a safari holiday can leave you super excited if you’re one of “those” people or totally overwhelmed and packing like our mate here on departure day – AKA a ‘trash pack’. Whichever one you are, read on….we’ve got you covered!
What to bring will vary according to the type of African safari you have chosen, the countries you will be visiting, and also the time of year in which you are travelling. Generally speaking though, you should try to pack as light as possible for ease of getting around and depending on where you are on safari, some airlines have strict rules for luggage weights.
Clothes that are easy to wash and fast drying are recommended, especially for longer trips
Ex-military or military-style clothing is not recommended in any areas
Bring some neutral-coloured clothing, such as beige, green, brown (no bright colours)
Leave the camouflage gear at home as this is the uniform often used by patrolling forces
Some smarter clothes are also recommended for nights out
Warm windbreaker/fleece for winter and cool days and game drives
Long-sleeved top and trousers for evenings when mosquitoes are out
Jeans / trousers / shorts
T-shirts / cotton shirts – layering is key here so as the day warms up, you can peel off