What to Wear on Safari

Some of the most difficult planning considerations for many travelers embarking on an african safari relate to luggage, clothes and gear. It’s certainly a challenge packing for a once in lifetime trip within the strict luggage guidelines imposed by most air carriers in Africa, which is typically 33 pounds per person including carry on luggage. Our advice given that african safari tours by their nature are very informal vacations is to simply wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Laundry services are available at most lodges, hotels and camps and many can quickly return laundered items within 24 hours. We advise not to wear dark colors especially dark blue or black as they attract insects. On the other hand, light colors such as white will dirty quickly given the dusty roads. The best bet is to stick with kaki, brown and green colors. Please see our comprehensive safari packing list in our ‘What to Bring on Safari’ section. In addition, feel free to contact your african safari consultant for their specific opinions.

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