African Safari Holiday Travel Tips

Posted by Nazmul on October 6th, 2019

Going on African safari holidays for the first time you probably have many questions. There are 100s of guides telling you where and when to go, so I am not going to go into this. This page is intended to provide you all types of practical tips which will help you prepare for an African safari no issue where or when you go.

Drinking water and light snacks

You should forever have some drinking water with you. Organised safari rides will generally provide water and other drinks and sometimes snacks as well, but you might need wait till they stop anyplace, so it might be more perfect if you have your own, mainly if traveling with children.

Leave your toiletries at home

Most game and hotel lodges provide toiletries such as shampoo, soap, and insect repellent, so you do not need to overpack these items. In the bigger lodges in African tours, in the national parks as well as stores, private game reserves, and gift shops are fairly well stocked with guidebooks and clothing.

Camera equipment

Take the very excellent camera you have and best tele lens you can afford. 200mm is lowest. There is no way you can take images of the animals with your smart phone. Pack at least fifty percent more memory cards than for the other trips of similar duration. Forever have extra charge and batteries every time you can. Do not forget a tripod. It will be of no use during safari rides, but you will view animals at the waterholes and other locations as well.

Dress appropriately

Begin with these basics when you are packing for African tour packages: for hot months, 2 pairs of shorts, two tees, or short-sleeve khaki shirts; 2 long-sleeve for bug and sun protection; sandals, long pairs of long pants, sneakers, or light boots, depending on what kind of safari you are taking;  a baseball cap or sun hat, and a light rain windbreaker or jacket. On some safaris, dinners are dressy so ask your travel agent about what to guess and pack rightly.

In winter, get rid of the shorts and include a hot jacket, a sweatshirt or sweater, warm and lightweight, fleece is an especially best choice, warm hat and a gloves.

First-aid kit and best travel insurance

If you are prone to car illness, you may want to take some drug with you. African roads can be truly bumpy. Forever take medication against diarrhea when you go to Africa and ensure you are ok with all the vaccinations.  Depending on the place, you may need to take malaria pills as well.

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