If you’re lucky enough to be heading to the Serengeti on your travels this year then besides ensuring your camera has plenty of battery you’ll want to look great too – after all, it’s not every day you get to Snapchat your friends at home, with giraffes photo-bombing your selfie!
Most tours suggest avoiding white, bright and dark colours and advise sticking to a khaki and olive colour palette instead, so when it comes to dressing for the occasion we think the best idea is to channel the one and only Dr. Ellie Sattler of Jurassic Park – sure, you’re not looking at dinosaurs but it’s still pretty wild.
We’ve thrown together a lookbook featuring plenty of palm, tropical and tribal print tops that work perfectly with your comfortable chino shorts and walking boots, for when you’re off the plain and back at the lodge enjoying some down time. Many of the lodges, even the smaller ones, also have swimming pools, so you should definitely pack your bikini as well!
When it comes to make up, keep it minimal with plenty of sun cream, some tinted moisturiser and a little waterproof mascara, then throw your hair back into a messy ponytail to keep yourself cool.
Whether you’ve opted for a budget four day excursion or an ambitious 11-day wildlife and wilderness adventure there are a few things you need to remember to pack:
• Worn in walking boots – to save yourself an ankle injury while walking on rough terrain.
• Roll up trousers – trousers that turn into shorts are great for the transition from those early and cool mornings to hot days.
• Lightweight tunics – long sleeved works best to keep the bugs from biting.
• Sunglasses – it’s no secret that the Serengeti is sunny.
• A wide brimmed hat – you should shield your face from the sun’s rays to reduce the risk of sunstroke.
• Sun cream and insect repellent – you don’t want to be burnt and nibbled!
• A first aid kit – blister plasters, antihistamine and painkillers are essential.