Must-have safari gear
Wildlife rarely conveniently presents itself directly in front of eager safari tourists. With this in mind, it’s worth investing in a decent pair of binoculars. Or for something less bulky, consider
trying out a monoscope.
Safaris can involve a lot of waiting around in the elements, so come prepared. As well as a light cagoule in case of showers, bring a widebrimmed hat, sunscreen and an extra layer for the cooler evenings.
While a DSLR might give you greater range and higher-quality shots, it means you are lumbered carrying
a bulky bag. A bridge camera – something in between a compact and a
DSLR – might be the way to go.
The right meds
Tropical safaris can often mean inoculations or medication. To avoid last-minute stress and fees arrange a meeting with the travel nurse at your GP surgery two months before you go or gen up at travelhealthpro.org.uk.
For those camping out in safari territory, the chances are light is going to be limited at night. Avoid bumping into things, entering the wrong tent or stepping on any critters by packing a