Safari's can be a cold place by night and in the wee small hours. From your early morning game drive to midday the sun can make quite a difference, so it is advisable to dress by layers you can take off when the sun rises. Shorts (a good compromise are those trousers that zip apart at the knee to become shorts) and long sleeved tops with a fleece for when it is colder. Another reason to cover your arms and legs after sunset is to prevent mosquito bites.
Make sure you take hats, ideally wide brim and tight. Don’t forget bandanas or scarves – extremely valuable if you are caught in a dust storm. And sunglasses too.
Different types of Safari holidays
There are many different types of safari holidays available on the market from your traditional game safari which everyone assumes to be the only type - why not think about:
A horse riding safari: With Zara's Planet (www.zarasplanet.co.uk)
Zambian Safari: with Zamag Tours and Safaris (www.zamagsafaris.com)