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What To Take With You On Your African Safari

When you go on a safari in Africa, there are some things that you should take so that you can ensure that you and your family have an excellent time watching the animals in Botswana. If you have never been on a safari before, you will find a guide below on what you should bring with you. 

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Follow this guide, and you will be all set for a fantastic time on safari that will give you photos and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Bring The Correct Clothing

You will want to ensure that you bring the correct clothing with you when you go on a safari. Whether you decide to select one of the tailor made private safaris in Namibia or go on a group tour, you must wear the correct clothing. Sometimes, the wrong clothing can even scare the animals away. You will want to wear soft neutral colours such as khaki, brown, or grey, and also clothes with broken patterns are suitable. 

Stay away from bright colours, including white, and remember that you may be in the vehicle, or walking on foot for some time, so ensure that they are comfortable. Long pants may be better than shorts as there are a lot of flies and mosquitoes, and you may also wish to bring a comfortable hat if you are out in the sun. 

Medicines & Toiletries

If you are on any prescription medicines, you will want to ensure that you bring an adequate supply with you. All the safari lodges and resorts will have the necessary medical supplies and drugs, but it is also a good idea to bring a supply of medicines. In your suitcase, you should include items such as rehydration salts, antiseptic cream, plasters, antihistamines, and malaria medication. 

When choosing your toiletries, you should try and select ones which have very little fragrance, as the animals will be able to smell these. Ensure that you pack plenty of sun cream and moisturizer, and also bring mosquito repellent and some after-bite cream to remove the itch if they do get you.

Other Items To Bring

There are other things that you will want to take on your safari to maximise your enjoyment and help you to create special memories that will last for a long time. You will want to bring along a decent camera, and if you have a spare memory card and batteries, it will mean that you are always ready to take some fantastic pictures. You will also want to have a good pair of binoculars to help you spot the wildlife on your safari.

person inside vehicle capturing grey rhinoceros on ground during daytime
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 You may also wish to consider bringing along a power bank so that you can charge your electrical items on the move, but you also need to be careful that you do not bring too much stuff with you. Your safari may include getting out of the vehicle and walking through the bush, so the last thing that you want is to have to carry a heavy bag with you. 

Follow the tips above and rest assured that your party will have an excellent safari in Botswana.