7. Dress appropriately
In other words, look the part! Focus on practicality. Leave your brightly coloured clothes at home, and opt for khaki, brown, and neutral tones so you blend into the surroundings. It’s a good idea to dress in layers, too. Many safari destinations are blazing hot during the day, but chilly in the early mornings and evenings. With that in mind, pack breathable clothing, such as cotton t-shirts and shorts, along with a couple of jumpers and a lightweight jacket. If you’re travelling in the rainy season, bring a raincoat, too. As for accessories, a wide-brimmed hat and sturdy and protective hiking boots are essential year-round.
8. Throw in extra batteries and memory cards
Ask any photographer: you can never have too many spare batteries and memory cards! If you’re on a roll, your camera might run out of juice and space quicker than expected – and chances are, you won’t have the time or technology to charge and transfer images on the spot. Prepare for that possibility by packing a couple of memory cards and at least one spare battery. When you get back to base each night, be sure to charge both batteries and double-check how much storage space you have left.