Packing for the whole family isn’t easy at the best of times. For a family safari in Africa, it can be a total mind boggle, especially when you have limited luggage space. Here’s a list of some must-pack items; it’s always better to be safe than sorry so preparation is everything.
Warm and Cool Clothing
Safari travel won’t always be hot. If you’re unsure, contact our team for weather/climate advice but many of our destinations will be much warmer in the day and then cooler at night. And with some game safaris happening very early on or very late, you need to be sure you have the appropriate clothing for all extremes.
UV Clothing / Breathable Clothing
Not everyone likes to get high-tech with their holiday gear but it’s highly recommended for safaris. Breathable footwear will keep feet cool, moisture wicking clothing will help to prevent stickiness and UV protective t-shirts will protect your little ones from harmful UV rays.
Mosquitos are very common when the weather is hot and humid. This means rainy summer seasons are the easiest times to get bitten. When packing repellent, make sure you choose a multi-insect repellent to protect against all bugs. If you’re prone to getting bitten, it could be an idea to pack various protective measures such as repellent spray, creams, wipes, arm bands and repellent clothing.
Sun Cream / Aftersun
We recommend bringing the highest factor possible; spending all day out in the sun on a safari adventure can leave you and your kids with very bad sunburn if you’re not careful. Bring plenty and don’t buy low factor creams.