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Packing the right safari clothing

If you are planning a safari, clothing is a quite important factor. It is advised to no wear blue clothes, because blue attracts the Tsetse fly. Its bite is painful and can inflict dengue fever, a form of sleeping sickness. In some areas you are not allowed to wear camouflage clothing if you’re not a member of the country’s military. You could be arrested for this on your safari, so clothing, as you can see, is something to think about.

The best safari clothing is simple, layered and of a neutral color like green, khaki or olive. Long sleeved shirts are ideal as it can be cool in the morningĀ  and as it warms up you can roll up the sleeves. Long pants protect you fromĀ  thorns and also from mosquitoes and ticks. An extra sweater and a warm jacket can be useful for those cold mornings. You will also need a hat for protection from the sun.

Other miscellaneous safari clothing include a belt, underwear, casual clothing for the evenings or for side trips, comfortable boots or walking shoes and socks and a lightweight waterproof jacket. Make sure your walking shoes are well worn in prior to arrival. Blisters can ruin a trip.