What to Pack for a Safari: Things You Won’t Want to Forget

Safaris are amazing. There is something truly incredible about seeing so many beautiful animals in the wild, interacting with each other. Bucket list item for sure! The question of what to pack for a safari can be tricky, though, because you’ll be in such a unique environment. Keep reading below for what to pack.

An African safari has always been on my bucket list. I’ve had the opportunity now to go on two safaris as part of trips to South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia. Here’s what I recommend to pack for a safari!

I have been on a safari in both summer and winter so this list has the essentials for either time of year and some notes on packing for particular climates. Here is my packing list, plus some tips that helped me decide what to pack for a safari!

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Safaris are amazing. There is something truly incredible about seeing so many beautiful animals in the wild interacting with each other. Bucket list item for sure!

Before you go

Safari in December in South Africa

Safari in July in Bostwana

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Discover what to pack for a safari and make the most of your incredible wildlife adventure. Find out the essentials to bring.
Discover what to pack for a safari and make the most of your incredible wildlife adventure. Find out the essentials to bring.
 

I hope this post has helped you plan what to pack for a safari

Meghan

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