What to take
Wear lightweight clothes in khaki or green but avoid camouflage – it has too many unfortunate connotations in Africa. Don’t be paranoid about insects: you may see no more than at home. Take the threat of diseases they may carry seriously though. Take your pills, have your shots, and cover up to minimise bites. Wear a hat against the intense sun and apply suncream often, bearing in mind many anti-malarials leave you extra-sensitive to UV.