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What to pack on an African safari


You might have imagined yourself going on an African safari in full 19th century explorer’s attire, complete with khaki shorts, a mustache and a brimmed hat. Unfortunately (for your more romantic side), this will likely make you stand out rather than camouflage you. If you’re thinking about what to pack for safari, a full khaki isn’t really necessary, but it’s probably a good idea to avoid fluorescent orange. In terms of clothing, the most important thing is to pack it in varying temperatures. If you’re camping, temperatures can turn from scorching hot during the day to freezing cold at night. The key is lightweight, skin-covering clothing that you can layer or remove as necessary. Here are the clothing essentials: Lightweight, long-sleeve tees that will keep mozzies in place and are perfect for layering at night. Lightweight Cotton Cargo Pants Lightweight Cotton Cargo Shorts A pair of thermal, decently insulated top and bottom will be a life saver if you’re camping. A packable rain jacket is something light, easy to pack but with high-quality insulation. You don’t want to get caught in the Kenyan rain without something waterproof. Can you really wear too much underwear? Something smarter: You may not want to be in your baggy and dirty safari clothes when you sit down at night to dinner. Bring a nice shirt or dress.

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