As much as we love jet-setting to Europe or our favorite tropical getaways whenever we get the chance, it certainly doesn’t hurt to switch up our travel plans and head somewhere new. In this case, we’re talking about the grasslands of Africa. Of course, with new experiences comes a new dress code, and if you’re wondering what to wear on a safari, not to worry—we’ve got you covered.
Considering the weather and number of activities you’ll have on your itinerary when you’re there, packing for a safari may be easier said than done. However, there are a few key things you’ll want to avoid, such as bright colors and heavy materials, along with a number of necessities you should always have with you. Ahead, we break down the dos and don’ts of prepping for your upcoming trip. Whether you’re already booking your ticket or just dreaming about your next vacation, this packing list will ensure you’re prepared for all the sightseeing, wildlife, and beyond. Check it out below.
Don't: Bright Colors
Bright and bold colors (including stark whites) will make you stand out to the wildlife. Instead, opt for neutral choices such as brown, beige, or olive.
This is the perfect color for a safari.
You'll wear this all the time.
Don't: Skirts or Dresses
Do: Sensible Bottoms
Be sure to consider what you'll be doing while you're on your safari. If you're going for a walk through the bushes, opt for a pair of pants. If it's more open, shorts will do. Just save the nicer skirts and dresses for your evening dinners.
This are so cute.
These look so comfortable.
Can't go wrong here.
Don't: Heavy Coats
Do: Easy Layers
While it may be hot during the day, it gets surprisingly cold. Your best bet is lightweight layers that you can pile on in the evenings.
A jacket that'll pack away easily will be your best friend.
We love this color.
The perfect piece to throw on and go.
Don't: Too Many Hair Accessories
Instead of going on your adventure with your most stylish hair accessories, you'll want to sport a hat that'll protect you from the sun. We recommend something with a sleek wide brim.
Wear this for every sunny activity.
Wear this throughout the fall, too.
You'll get so many compliments on this.
Don't: Fashion Sneakers
Do: Comfortable Shoes
This might be the trip to leave your favorite designer sneakers at home. You'll be doing plenty of walking, so a pair of sturdy boots or tennis shoes will be the perfect footwear option.
We love the color of these.
Wear these with everything.
Perfect for days of walking.
Now, this will be a vacation to remember.