Holiday Bag Checklist

If you are alone and you want to travel light on a safari (if for no other reason than to have room for souvenirs! You should bring basic clothing items. For example, consider a pair of plain trousers or a simple skirt that may be worn night after night in camp. You can also consider packing lightweight layers for different weather. Although dryers are uncommon in the wilderness, keep in mind that most camps will offer laundry services. Because of this, wearing clothing made of quick-drying materials will enable you to remain tidy and at ease throughout your safari trip! Do not Denim, flannel, or fragile goods should be packed Although jeans may appear to be the ultimate basic, they are difficult to dry and might draw bothersome tsetse flies. The same issues apply to flannel, so if you’re looking for a cool-weather choice, bring a lightweight fleece in a solid color.


Since the majority of the year in places like Kenya, and Tanzania is warm and sunny, you should dress in light, airy clothing in a color scheme that will keep you cool. Leave bright white apparel at home; safari parks are sometimes dusty and stay away from wearing black or dark blue clothing (both colors attract tsetse flies). Avoid sporting animal prints. Since these prints are believed to confuse animals, many zoos and wildlife refuges have prohibited visitors from wearing them.

This isn’t about fashion preferences; it’s about safeguarding wildlife. It is best to leave pricey stuff and unnecessary electronics at home. This type of precaution is appropriate for all sensible travelers, not only those who go on safari. Keep in mind that many of the best safari locations in Africa are found in underdeveloped countries; valuables are safer at home. Leave unnecessary electronics behind as well, especially if you’re choosing an environmentally friendly safari. Hair dryers and laptops will merely take up room in your luggage as you won’t have frequent access to electricity or the internet in the bush.

Holiday Bag Checklist

If it’s a family traveling one should expect to hand-wash your clothing if you’re traveling to Africa, as there aren’t many places with washing machines. Do not forget to pack dishwashing soap. Make sure your attire is light, breathable, and rapid drying. Although wearing khaki isn’t strictly required, try to steer clear of blue and black as the tsetse fly seems to be drawn to these colors. Underwear (pack more than you usually would cut down the amount of hand-washing) T-shirts, Quick-drying hiking pants, and shorts, Wear long, light pants and a long-sleeved shirt in the evening to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. women’s long skirts, Sarong, sweater or hoodie, sunglasses and a sun hat water-resistant jacket, Pajamas, a swimsuit, Children’s wet suits (Swimming pools in Africa are rarely heated, and we always notice that they are on the cool side. Towels that dry quickly, trekking sandals, hiking boots flimsy shoes, make sure your children are wearing the proper shoes. As soon as dusk falls, everyone should put on closed-toe shoes to protect their feet from potential scorpion and snake bites (although

more likely from ant and mosquito bites). Depending on how busy you plan to be that day, trekking sandals or flip-flops are OK during the day. These Mountain Warehouse 3-in-1 jackets are ideal for Africa. With a detachable hood, it is a fleece jacket that has three different uses. It is the ideal combination of the fleece, which is ideal for chilly evenings, and the waterproof jacket, which is essential for Tanzania’s frequent downpours and when combined, it provides the warmth you need on chilly South African and Namibian mornings. On the other hand the things which one should not carry are things like expensive jewelry and also safari in Africa is not the place for white clothing. This is a result of the heavy levels of dust in many African safari areas. The fine dust itself comes from red volcanic soil and stains white clothing very effectively. It’s difficult to keep white garments white, so you’d be wise to avoid trying. In the dusty African Safaris, it is quite difficult to keep white clothing white.

If a couple is travelling they should consider bringing  jeans, sandals since they are comfy on vacations, headphones for listening to music , aloe Vera, mosquito repellant since in the wilderness there are a lot of mosquitoes, backpack for just keeping your essential things which one goes with everywhere, travel sheet, travel pillow so as to have a comfortable sleep , memory card so that one can take as many videos and photos and store them, lightweight scarf it can either be fashion or to cover yourself , vitamins/supplements so as to keep healthy even when on vacation , lip balm, contact lens solution, hairbrush/comb to keep your hair tidy, neat and smart , loofah glove, underpants/bras, feminine products, toiletries like wet wipes sanitizer, headlamp it helps a lot at night especially when one is in the wilderness, umbrella, journal to read while one is travelling, Small lock just to keep your items safe, swimsuit for swimming, hats/caps, jacket: women’s & men’s
luggage/packing cubes, steamer, razor for shaving so as to look clean and smart, immunization records, photo ID, credit card and cash for appropriate transactions , money belt in order to keep your cash safe, neck pillow it helps not to get tired while travelling for long distances, Water bottle for taking water when travelling, towels. If one is considering to come in a country like Kenya one should not carry things like plastic bags.


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