- 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. Colours should be neutral (beige, khaki, tan...).
- Fleece/warm sweater – even in summer.
- Hat – broad brimmed for protection against the sun.
- Sunglasses – dark ones to cut the glare.
- Sunblock, insect repellent and lip salve.
- Shoes – good, sturdy closed shoes/boots and socks for walking. Flip flops/thongs for use in outdoor showers.
We recommend RM Williams ‘Gardener Boots’, Clarks ‘Desert Boots’ or Timberlands.
- Head torch – handy in the evenings. We recommend Petzl.
- Binoculars – each person should have their own so as not to miss out on any sightings.
We recommend Leica Ultravid 10x42 or Swarovski 10x42 WB EL.
- Camera with spare batteries, memory sticks, film, and the correct charging apparatus.
- A kikoi or light sarong has a multitude of uses.
- Swim suite or trunks – if traveling to Jack's Camp or The Delta.
- A good book for those lazy afternoons.
SUMMER (Wet Season):
- Light, compact jacket (windcheater) for the rainy season.
WINTER (Dry Season):
- It gets very cold in the evenings and early mornings, and quite hot during the day – so layers are essential.
- Warm leggings – good to wear under trousers on the quads.
- Hat – woollen beanie for warmth.
- Gloves – good for cool winter evenings, quad biking and sun protection.
In most light aircraft, baggage is restricted to 20kgs per person – including camera equipment and carry-on baggage.
Use a soft bag for easy packing into the undercarriage of small planes.