5 tips for packing while going on a safari

Going to a safari is a dream for many people. It’s a completely different experience than anything you have experienced before. Like any other holiday, a safari holiday needs careful packing. Here are some tips for packing.

Clothes

You should pack neutral colored clothes. Your clothes must be light. Depending on the weather you can take layers of clothes to wear. Khaki pants and tan colored t-shirts are great choices. This can make you feel comfortable under the sun. It can also keep you warm when it is a bit cold during early morning or late evening.

Boots

You may need to walk in the middle of dense bushes when you are on safari. So, it’s best to wear boots. You may find a snake on your way and may get bitten if you wear flip flops. Boots can also protect your feet from poisonous plants.

Bug spray

You will find bugs in safari. In the evening you will find the area full of bugs. The best way to get rid of those is by using bug spray. You can also bring an ‘after bite’ medicine to protect your skin in case of bug bites.

Camera

Safari is a very enjoyable experience. You will remember it throughout your life. You must take your camera with you and take shots of those wild animals. It is better to take DSLR cameras with you when you are going on a safari.

Binoculars

It is not always possible to be in close contact with the wild animals. Sometimes you will be able to see them from a long distance. If you have binoculars, you will be able to have a good look at these animals.

You must carry all these items with you on a safari holiday. Make sure your baggage is light and you can move about conveniently with it.

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4 tips for a great safari on low budget

Safaris are known to be very expensive. But if you travel like the locals, then you will be able to have a good holiday at a very affordable budget. Here are some tips on how to go on a safari on low budget.

Explore the national parks


There are about 20 national parks in South Africa. The accommodation and food are cheaper there. The most affordable package will be at the Kruger national park. If you can self-drive then you willl be able to save a lot of money. There are campsites, huts, guesthouses and other forms of accommodation that are affordable. Low priced restaurants are available as well.

Choose safari close to big airport


If you take internal flights to airports near your remote destination, then it can be expensive. Instead, you should choose a safari that is close to one of the major airports. There are many low-cost airlines that land in the major airports. You can hire a car from there and go on safari.

Walk in the morning


You can take walking safaris every morning. You will be able to encounter cheetah, wild dog, porcupine, and other wild animals during the walk. The experience will be memorable and won’t cost you much.

Travel during off peak season


During off peak season, the accommodation is very cheap. In South Africa, dry winter which is from May to September is known as a low season. However, it is the best time for game viewing. You can travel during this time.

These tips will help you to enjoy a great safari in South Africa. You will be able to manage everything at a very affordable cost and yet get to have a memorable holiday.