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When you think safari you envisage people clad in khaki safari suits, knee high boots and some rather fetching headwear. Those sandy, khaki colours are a must on safari. Bright colours are a definite no-no as they can attract unwanted attention or spook the very animals you are searching for.

Dark colours are also a not advisable as not only do they absorb more light and therefore heat but they can also attract tsetse flies, which have a nasty bite. Long sleeves and trousers are advised as they protect your skin from the intense African sun and also help protect you from mosquitoes and other insects, you should also invest in an insect repellent and sun screen and apply and reapply it regularly throughout the day.

It is advisable not to travel with a large rigid suitcase as most game lodges require transfer via small plane or minibus so a small soft bag is a much better option. A separate bag is useful for carrying things whilst out on safari, and a rucksack is best as it doesn’t interfere with your hands which will be busy swapping between binoculars, cameras, and sunglasses whilst clutching books on the local flora and fauna. Make sure it has padded straps and sits comfortably as it may be on your back for a while.

Strong walking shoes are also essential as well as suitable socks and a light, waterproof jacket that can be easily stowed in your rucksack and whipped out should the heavens open. Early morning starts can be chilly so a light fleece layer is advisable, as well as polarized sunglasses to help protect your eyes as the sun gathers strength throughout the day.

For those who wear glasses or contacts bring spares, nothing ruins a safari like the inability to see the awe-inspiring scenery and wildlife around you. Also, a hat will keep the sun off of your head and help reduce chances of sunstroke, those with a peak are useful for shading your eyes.

For the many stunning moments you’ll be glad to have a camera at hand. Make sure to bring extra film or memory cards as there is nothing more frustrating than running out of room before the end of your holiday. Personal binoculars are the perfect way to scan the area for any wildlife, and a word of warning, sharing just doesn’t cut it on safari. Make sure you have a waterproof bag to hold any electrical equipment along with basic medical supplies; the local pharmacy probably won’t be very local at all.

Just following these few simple tips can help make your safari holidays unique experiences and let you gaze out over dazzles of zebra, obstinacies of buffalo or across at wallowing hippos or a pride of lions enjoying a sunny spot, in comfort and style.

Adam Singleton writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

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