What to wear on safari in Masai Mara? – To all adventurous travellers, safari trips are amazing adventure holidays and so is a safari holiday to Masai Mara in Kenya. However to fully enjoy and experience your African holidays, it is so important to know what to wear on safari to feel comfortable. Note, this blog is long but so informative, so we ask you to bear with us and read it for an amazing experience in Africa; we bring you the necessary safari park list that will help you pack for any African safari in Kenya and any other country. Good safari clothes will protect you from the sun, red-African dust and the coldness of the mornings and evening, and at the same time you blend with nature. Safari accessories help you capture all the African safari experiences that you can see and not worry about anything else.
The top best clothes to wear on safari should be light, breathable and in neutral colors. They also need to be adjustable for both cold and hot temperatures as those can change quickly in Africa. Some activities will require waking up very early and driving to the starting point, like hot air ballooning, game drives. The temperatures on safari in Masai Mara can be hot during the day and quite chilly, even cold during the night/evening and early morning. This means if you have activities that start very early in the morning, you need to carry a scarf, warm jackets, hat and gloves, so it is better you carry the on you.
The very possible way to get close to wildlife is to blend with nature as possible that’s why the color of your cloths should be neutral, so it is better you avoid light colors and choose earthy and dull colors like brown Khaki, beige and green. Avoid also bright red-colours and dark blue which can attract Tsetse flies, for the evening if you stay inside the camp or lodge – choose bright coloured fabrics as they do not attract mosquitoes.
They are the best items to use on safari and you will use your long-sleeved shirt all the time you will spend on safari in Masai Mara. It is safari clothing which is so perfect especially in dull and earthy colours like beige colours. They are usually light and airy, so that they can protect you from the sun and also warm you up when it is chilly; also you are protected from insect bites being with long sleeves. Check types and prices on Amazon here.
It must be long, loose, and airy and comfortable pants are awesome to have on safari in Masai Mara, zippers are good as when it gets warm, you can easily open part of the pant for fresh air. After the morning activities you can change to shorts or convertible trouser as the temperatures change to very hot mainly during lunch and afternoon. Check types and price on Amazon here
It might not be obvious but it really gets cold in Africa, the evenings and early mornings can be very chilly. If you are planning to do a hot air balloon safari and game drives in Masai mara where you have to leave tour camp or lodge around 5am or 5.30am depending on the location of your accommodation facility.it is cold in the morning, so you bring some warm clothing with you.
On your safari in Mara, you will spend most of your time in the safari vehicle; the sun can peek through the roof and shine directly on you. The hat can protect you from the sun rays and also cover your neck in order to avoid any burns; it is also very important and necessary if you choose to a do a waking safari in Mara. check for options on Amazon here
In most African countries, sun can be very strong, so protect your eyes and get proper sunglasses. The best idea is to take two pairs – incase one break and you can decide to take more glasses for your comfort.
A camera with a zoom lens as you would want to have beautiful photos that will keep your memories alive. For a Masai Mara safari, I highly recommend a mirrorless camera and it is also good for any other type of trip. In the safari vehicle, there is not enough space especially when you are sharing it with other travellers, so you have to limit the size and amount of equipment you take with you. Zoom lenses are a necessity because even though you get pretty close to the animals, there are still several meters between you and them.
It is very important to prevent mosquito bites, and you have to remember that Kenya is in the Malaria zone. Sometimes it depends it depends on the weather and season of the year, but you can find not so many mosquitos however better be safe than sorry. I would recommend that you look for a repellant that works well in tropical climate.
You wouldn’t need to run out of apace and battery during the animal encounter, so this means additional battery and several memory cards and a charger. The SD card reader that allows you transfers photos and videos from your camera to a computer or phone.
Kenya uses British plugs, so if you are coming from a country that uses the same ones, you need a travel adapter. We recommend an all in one travel adapter that can be used around the world.
Safaris are trips to national parks that are located out of the main cities, the exception is Nairobi national park, and usually you leave for remote areas for some good days. Take all your prescribed medication with you and add some extras. Take the regular first aid kit items including malaria prevention medication, diarrhea and allergy medication plus any other medication that you can do without.