Must-have sa­fari gear

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Op­ti­cal aid

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.

Weather pro­tec­tion

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.

Pho­tog­ra­phy kit

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.

Torch

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

mini flash­light.

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