It is with no doubt that 2020 sucked for most of us, but we found it beautiful how people were sharing recaps of their 2020 moments. One of our favorite recaps was how for a moment it felt like people just discovered The Nairobi National Park during the partial lockdown.
Safari was the content on social media posts during the partial lockdown. Pleasingly for some of us, it was extended after the lockdown. What if more locals actually start embracing the safari culture as the epic getaway anytime?
For the culture, here are some safari wardrobe tips:
Color code matters;
Colors you wear on a safari need important consideration. Your aim should be to blend in the background and not startle the animals. So stick to monotones of grey, olive, khaki and beige-brown. Also, safaris can be dusty, so avoid that white piece. Avoid dark colors; they attract bugs especially in the evening.
Camouflage is a tempting pick but it’s illegal in Kenya and several African countries for non-militaries. Avoid wearing animal prints on safari; they cause confusion and fear in animals and fashionably not a statement for the occasion.
Trousers & shorts
The goal here is to be comfortable, safaris can be long drives, hikes, and long hours in the wild. So a comfortable pair of shorts or trousers is definitely what you need. Combat style trousers and shorts are ideal for safari; they are comfortable and have a number of pockets.
Pockets give you easy access to small items that you might need first hand in your safari. Pockets also free up your hands so you’ll be able to capture every beautiful scene that mother nature has to offer!
Think about layers for the changing temperatures
With the tropical climate in Kenya, lightweight garments are essential on safari; it’s easy to layer down when it’s scorching hot and layer up with a jacket or fleece during cold mornings and nights. An extra long-sleeved garment will protect you from bugs in the evenings. Do consider layering up a scarf or neckerchief; comes in handy in dusty routes and when you’re sweaty.
This depends on the type of safari you are having. In Safari drives or base camps; feel free to wear comfortable shoes of your choice, so flats will do. Tactical boots or comfortable trainers are essential if you are going to be hiking through the bushes.
Trust us, the sunburn from these reserves is extra, and you need a hat to compliment that sunblock you’re planning to wear. A safari hat with a brim and breathable material will provide all-around protection compared to a cap.
Safari style isn’t just a look that we hop on to play the adventurer’s role but has practical reasons to protect us and the animals, also for easy survival while we are at the safari. Let’s tembea Kenya this 2021!