So you have booked your holiday and coming on a South African safari and stopping at Entabeni for a few nights.
Months of planning has gone into your travel plans. You are almost on route to Limpopo in South Africa, where you will encounter the Big Five in a 22,000-hectare Game Reserve.
But before getting on the plane and arriving in South Africa, there are a few things you will need to pack before embarking on a wildlife adventure.
NOTE: Keep it simple. Keep it light and don’t overthink it.
The right clothes and toiletries
Packing the right clothes are essential when going on a safari. If you are travelling by small aircraft then a weight restriction will be compulsory, so best keep to 20kgs max, unless told otherwise by your trusted travel advisor. Be sure to check.
For most travellers, safari usually looks like a warm sunny holiday, but the evenings and early mornings can be rather chilly, so it is essential to have the correct attire. Keep away from bright colours and note that most safari lodges included same-day laundry service.
Layering is essential when dressing for safari. We recommend you dress for cold, chilly mornings, and as the sun rises over the African Sky, you can start delayering as the temperature rises. Same goes for evenings. Comfortable clothes are most practical with a good set of sneakers/hiking boots, shorts and shirts. Popular quick-drying fabrics with ventilation and pants that convert to shorts are great clothing item. Be sure to bring a hat and swimming costume for those sunny afternoons.