What do we pack?
Luxury safari lodges often have amenities handy—ponchos for cooler early-morning drives, binoculars, hats, mosquito spray— so pack light. That’s important, because bush planes have strict weight restrictions. And don’t ignore the lodge’s request to bring soft luggage: Smaller planes need every inch of available space in the cargo hold, and d soft luggage is easier to squeeze in. You might think dust-colored safari clothing iss bland, but bright and dark colors attract pests such as tsetse flies and scare off wildlife. Plus, neutral tones will keep you cool in the hot sun. Finally, don’t forget smaller bills for tipping your guides.
Herding cattle at Paws Up
The Northth Face Base Camp duffel, $135; thenorthface.com