Top 10 tips for selecting the best safari clothing.
Follow our safari clothing advice and you'll be comfortable, cool, protected, and assured that the safari clothing you pack is 100% safari suitable. Learn what safari clothing to pack - and what clothing not to pack - for your safari.
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1.Dress in layers for all activities, with a warm layer essential in the mornings and evenings. Long-sleeved shirts with roll-up tabs and zip-off trousers allow you to adapt to local conditions.
2. Colour is key: Select safari clothing which is made from muted neutral and naturally-toned fabric such as shades of khaki, greens, and browns.
3. No white or black clothing: Please ensure that you do not go on safari wearing clothing made from fabric which is white or black - or shades of fabric which appear white in direct sunlight.
4. No camouflaged clothing: it is illegal in some African countries for civilians to wear camouflage safari clothing, so this is best avoided.
5. Man-made fabric vs cotton: As a general guideline, man-made fabrics (such as polyamide) outperform natural fabrics (such as cotton) - and so keep you cooler and better protected from the sun.
6. Pack a wide-brimmed hat: You will be out in the sun for long hours of the day and a good wide-brimmed hat is an essential.
7. Pack a warm layer: Even in mid-summer, it gets cold on the back of an open 4x4. Do not leave home without a safari fleece or safari jacket.
8. Pack a dry layer: When it rains in Africa, it tends to pour. If travelling during the rainy season, take a truly waterproof layer. Southern Africa tends to have rains November to April; East Africa gets rain in April/May and in November.
9. Pack light: Luggage restrictions on internal flights means that packing lightweight safari clothing is key. The bonus is the lighter the clothing, the more you can pack in.
10. Comfortable shoes: At the very least, take your best walking shoes and a pair of sandals or flip-flops (thongs).Shop Men's Safari Clothing >