Think of an African Safari, it’s quite impossible not to picture someone dressed in the full khaki attire clutching their hat as the wind tries to blow it away, while their binoculars rest softly in one of their utility pockets. Luckily for us, you don’t have to look like a 1980’s National Geographic explorer to enjoy the beauty of Africa!
Check out our tried and tested fool proof list of the best essentials to pack for your African Safari.
- Sturdy Shoes– comfortable hiking shoes are a necessity for your trip. Don’t compromise in the comfort and durability as these are the shoes that you will most definitely wear the most during your trip to Africa-read here how to choose the perfect pair.
- Sunscreen– This is one of those items that you can’t skip on- it’s as important as your toothbrush! Even throughout winter- there is no hiding from the African sun. (This takes a toll in skin not used to heat!). Luckily locals know that the struggle is real- which means that there are sunscreen products available in most places. Find the perfect sunscreen according to your needs.
- Strap Sandals- having your feet in heavy closed shoes can be very painful and very hot. Make sure you pack sandals that gives your feet a chance to breath and relax- as well as have fun and lounge around when going to the pool or just walking through the concrete jungle…
4 Seasons in one day
When packing for your safari it’s important to remember that you’ll probably experience all four seasons during your visit to Africa. It’s very important to pack for both summer and winter- which means at least one set of winter clothing, and another light and breathable outfit. A warm jacket is very important as days might get warm, but nights around the fire can get quite chilly (and who wants to compromise the perfect braai experience because it’s a bit too cold…).
Your number one item
Finally, the item that needs to be placed at the very top of your suitcase- is a swimsuit. Bikini, tankini, boardshorts, or even speedo- it doesn’t matter which one you choose- just remember to pack a functional swimsuit! There will always be an opportunity to swim- whether in a heated pool during winter or a luxurious rock pool in the summer months.
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