Sa­fari kit list

There’s no need to go com­pletely sa­farichic with your out­fit, but look­ing the part is im­por­tant for sev­eral very good rea­sons...

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01 Hat

A good hat pro­tects you from the sun and helps pre­vent glare when seek­ing dis­tant an­i­mals whilst on a game drive.

02 Colours

Go for muted greens, browns and khaki tones to blend in. Avoid dark blue – it at­tracts the nasty tsetse fly.

03 Long sleeves

A long-sleeved top and light trousers gives pro­tec­tion from the sun and helps pre­vent in­sect bites. Lay­ers help you stay warm in the morn­ing chill.

04 Footwear

There’s no need for sturdy walk­ing boots un­less you’re do­ing a hike. Com­fort­able train­ers are best.

05 Photo vest

A pho­tog­ra­pher’s vest may not be fash­ion­able, but the as­sorted pock­ets are in­valu­able for keep­ing kit to hand.

Hip­pos are the most dan­ger­ous African an­i­mal – with a 600mm lens and 1.4x tele­con­verter, we can keep our dis­tance

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