One of the most common questions that people ask when preparing for a safari in Tanzania is “What should I wear?” The right clothing can make a big difference in your comfort and enjoyment during your safari experience. Here are some tips on what to wear on safari:
- Dress for the weather: Tanzania has a warm climate, so it is important to dress in light and breathable clothing. During the day, temperatures can reach up to 30°C (86°F), so wear clothes that will keep you cool and comfortable. However, it can get chilly in the early mornings and evenings, so it’s a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweater.
- Neutral colors: When it comes to safari attire, it’s best to stick to neutral colors such as khaki, beige, or brown. Bright colors and patterns can attract unwanted attention from wildlife and also make it more difficult to blend in with the surroundings.
- Comfortable and practical shoes: A good pair of closed-toe shoes is essential for your safari. Sneakers or hiking boots with a good grip are recommended for walking safaris or hikes. Avoid sandals or open-toe shoes as they provide little protection against the terrain or wildlife.
- Sun protection: Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses are crucial for protection against the sun’s rays. Choose a hat with a wide brim to provide ample shade and sunglasses with UV protection to protect your eyes.
- Layering: As mentioned earlier, it can get chilly during early mornings and evenings, so it’s important to layer your clothing. Light, breathable fabrics such as cotton or linen are ideal for layering.
- Respectful clothing: Remember that you are visiting a foreign country and culture, and it’s important to dress respectfully. Avoid clothing that is too revealing or provocative, as it can be offensive to local customs.
In conclusion, dressing appropriately for a safari is important for your comfort, safety, and respect for the local culture. At Kalala Tours, we provide our guests with detailed packing lists and safari preparation guides to ensure that they are fully prepared for their safari experience in Tanzania.