what not to wear on safari

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DO NOT Wear these while on a safari game drive!

  • Bright Colored Clothes

Bright colored clothes are attention seeking and may startle wild animals. Take care of yourself while on that game drive by sticking to either green, brown or khaki clothes. These create a blend in effect for you and the rest of the party you are with in the safari van or while on a safari walk.

  • Too much clothing

Too much clothing is heavy. Why not pack light? Wearning too much clothing can lead to an outburst of rashes on your skin like heat rash. This is because of the high temperatures under the hot sun during a game drive. However, for those with a medical problem related to the cold, it is advised to carry with you a light jacket to keep yourself warm at all times.

  • Heavy shoes

Heavy shoes can weigh you down. The build up of heat in them accompanied with the continued perspiration can be a nightmare at the end of the day. That is why you should find good, light and aerated shoes to use during your kenyan safari. This shoes should also provide an extra layer of protection to a section higher than your ankles.

  • Formal Outfits.

A safari is the most informal setting that you could possibly be in! Formal outfits at a game drive sound funny… Do not wear a formal outfit to a game drive. They are heavy and store too much heat. Formal outfits, which are very expensive have the potential of getting dirty from the rough and dusty terrain during the game drive.

  • Avoid White.

White typically attracts attention and just loves dirt. 🤣 Stay away from white at all costs. The game drive setting is one that is filled with dirt, mud, dust and the hot sun. I suggest you avoid black clothes as well. Black is a color that stores heat from the sun. This will be a negative for you looking to enjoy your safari. Stick to the definite colors brown, green and khaki. Great for blending in and easy to dry clean after a safari game drive.

  • Strong fragrances or Perfume.

This can be subject to controversy. Somebody may ask, what about those couples going out for their first date on a safari? They need that perfume! Strong Perfume is infact not good for you on your safari or game drive. Imagine smelling like a flower in the wild. Perfume attracts insects, and once mosquitoes or bees come close to you, your immediate reaction would be to kill them. This is dangerous. So it is best to stay away.

  • Animal print clothing.

Can you wear animal print on a safari? NO! Wearing animal printed clothes while going to see animals in a game reserve is dangerous. What happens when you confuse the animals? Some authorities incharge of game reserves and national parks may also not allow this not only because of the general poaching law, but also the picture it puts out to visitors.

  • Camouflage clothing.

Wearing camouflage clothing by civilians is forbidden in some countries. This is because the camouflage clothing is worn by state security officials. Still, most of this camouflage clothing is very heavy… wearing it on a safari would be like wearing a blanket in a hot day. Just stick to light green, brown or khaki fabric. Now that you know what not to wear during a safari, check out what to wear on a safari HERE!

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