What should I bring with me?
As a general guide, comfortable, casual wash and wear clothes are recommended. Please note that muted colours are recommended for game viewing. Game drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon, which can be very cold, especially in winter.
The most practical items to pack for safari are:
Khaki, green, beige and neutral colours (dark blue and black clothing should be avoided, as it attracts Tsetse flies)
Shirts with long sleeves (even in summer, as protection from the sun, mosquitoes and Tsetse flies)
Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days
A jacket and sweater are recommended for early morning and evening game drives
Lightweight waterproof jacket
Swim and beachwear while at camp
Comfortable walking shoes
Strong waterproof walking boots (comfortable for going up steep hills). Pants should be tucked into socks and boots while trekking.
Sunblock, sunglasses, hat, moisturizer and lip salve are all essentials
Strong insect repellent
Binoculars and camera equipment
Small backpack to carry water and a packed lunch