Must-Have Essentials While Going for an African Safari
Going for an African safari can be a dream trip for anyone. Observing wildlife from afar can be an overwhelming experience. However, packing for a safari trip can be different than a regular trip including having a go at the African Horse Safari. In this article we have added some must-have essentials that you should not forget to take with you while going for a safari: –
- Documents: Always carry all the important documents such as passports, e-tickets, itinerary and travel insurance documents. As we all know these legal documents carry the highest importance if something bad happened. These documents will help you in the identification and contacting the higher authorities for legal proceedings.
- Prescription medicines: If you are suffering from any disease it is of utmost importance to carry your medicines with you. Skipping your medications might be a grave mistake and finding them at the moment you will need them is highly unlikely.
- Accessories: Do not forget to skip your sunscreen to block the harsh sun rays and preventing sunburn. Carry your hats, lip balm, binoculars, prescription glasses, goggles with you as you will be outdoor most of the time.
- Clothes and toiletries: Carrying the right clothing is the key while traveling. Avoid clothes that have chances to get stuck but wear something casual and comfortable. Carrying the luggage above a certain limit can be an obstacle while going via an international flight. Give a break to your anxiety as most of the safaris offer the same-day laundry services to you. This means you can keep your bags light and enjoy the safari hassle-free. Also, some traveling agent offers a locker room to keep your bags in a safe location while you go for the safari. This way you will not be looking after your possession and enjoy your ride hassle-free.
- Be practical: It is not necessary to buy a safari special wardrobe for your trip. The key is to wear something casual, practical and comfortable. It is better to look for neutral colour toes because you might avoid striking out like a sore thumb in the wild. Wear closed-toe comfortable shoes especially for walking/hiking/running purposes. Invest in the quick-drying clothing with ventilation and makeshift trouser that turns into the shorts when you require.
- Warm layers are the key. Temperature can be fluctuating from one end to another. If you feel warm you can remove the layers and as the day end you can add them on as the temperature drops.
- Check the weather: Always check the weather before you go for the safari. Sometimes you may not need the winter gear at all while at the same time you might need to add the beanie, scarves, and sweatshirts if the wind is chilling especially during the evenings.
- First-aid: Always carry some first aid medicines/preventive pharmaceuticals for some occasional requirements such as diarrhoea, headache, insect repellent, hand sanitizers, vomiting, sore throat, eye-drops, and anti-malarial tablets.
- Always stay alert and friendly: Lastly, don’t forget to stay alert and conscious regarding the instructions and stay friendly. Do not wear any camouflage attire even if it is a cap or pants. It is prohibited in some of the African areas and you are likely to get assaulted by authorities.