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A MUST for Your Safari Trip to South Africa

by Pathlie Lee Business consultant

Planning a safari trip is not easy, especially if it is your first safari trip to South Africa, a country with climate and temperature as diverse as its landforms and cultural heritage. First timers, unaware of what to pack for a safari trip to South Africa, forage through information published in travel books and brochures while also gathering necessary tips shared by travel bloggers on the internet. However, the best African safari tour operators have always maintained that no matter how much you plan, you need to experience yourself to get the hang of it. Joasafaris advise about the necessary items to ease your trip and make it more enjoyable. Some of them are:         

 

Get the right pair of shoes: Aching feet because of thorns pricking through the soles of your shoes can be a source of pain for travelers. Instead of opting for fancy heeled shoes, it is advisable to carry shoes with hard rubber soles. Bush trekking is common in the savannah grasslands of South Africa. Hard shoes can make the journey comfortable as they keep away the thorns from hurting your feet. Refrain from wearing brand new shoes. One must consider wearing the shoes for at least a month before the trip to prevent shoe bites and ensure that the shoes are apt for the safari trip.

 

Choose the right colour for your wardrobe: Being to South Africa and missing out on seeing the “Big Five” seems improbable. However, when you are sneaking among the bushes and grasslands to view and photograph the famous wild cats, it is good to be discreet. The colour of your clothes can either highlight your presence or camouflage you from their sight. Believe it or not, the colour of your clothes can help you remain unseen from animals hunting for their prey. Avoid white, as it underscores your presence among the bushes, and makes you stand out to most animals there. Choose the colour of your clothes based on the landscape you wish to visit or the vegetation of the area you are about to camp in. To take a safe trip to the savannah grasslands and the thickly forested regions, wearing dark green clothes helps. Brown or khaki suits best for trips to the Kalahari Desert or other dry areas.

 

Select the right kind of clothing: There are books and websites that vouch for use of cotton fabric owing to its ability to absorb sweat and keep the body cool. While cotton may be a good option, there are other alternative fabrics available that provide the much-needed respite from the extreme heat and cold characteristic of different regions of South Africa. A great garment is one that keeps your warm or cool according to the temperature outside. Before visiting regions of the extremely dry climate, it is important to carry a bandana or wet your hat for a cooling effect.

 

Experience is indeed the best teacher. So, pack your bags and get ready to take a trip to a world untouched by the noise and shades of civilization and let the photographer in you awake.


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About Pathlie Lee Advanced   Business consultant

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