Packing for Southern Africa…

Packing for Southern Africa…

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Planning an African safari experience? Preparing to travel to Africa for any trip can be stressful. Let us help, we have been there before. Many overland safari companies put together lists of what to pack, but we found them to be kind of generic. So we put together our what to pack for an African safari packing list based on our experiences in Africa.

Year Round:

  • Layers – the best way to dress on safari, due to fluctuating temperatures. We recommend cotton. Long sleeves and trousers will protect from both sun and insects.
  • Fleece/warm sweater or warm jacket for morning and evening game drives
  • Hat – broad brimmed for protection against the sun.
  • Sunglasses – dark ones to cut the glare.
  • Light cotton shirts and T-shirts; Blouses or shirts
  • Shorts, trousers and chinos
  • Shoes – good, comfortable sturdy closed shoes/boots and socks for walking.
  • Flip flops/thongs for use in outdoor showers.
  • Sunblock, insect repellent and lip salve.
  • Binoculars – each person should have their own so as not to miss out on any sightings.
  • Camera with spare batteries, memory sticks and the correct charging apparatus.

Summer:

  • A kikoi or light sarong has a multitude of uses.
  • Light, compact jacket (windcheater) for the rainy season.
  • Swimwear

Winter:

  • It gets very cold in the evenings and early mornings, and quite hot during the day – so layers are essential.
  • Warm leggings and thick socks – good to wear during cold weather.
  • Hat – woollen beanie for warmth.
  • Gloves & Scarf

Till later then and safe travels.