What to bring on safari

Generally, comfortable casual clothing is suitable throughout the year. The most practical items to pack for safari are:

  • T-shirts and shorts
  • Blouses with long sleeves (even in summer, they will protect you from the sun and from mosquitoes)
  • Safari trousers or jeans for evenings, cooler days and walking at the water properties
  • Fleece or sweater and a warm jacket for game drives (necessary, even in summer)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun block, lip balm, sunglasses, hat and insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Camera (extra memory card & battery for avid photographers)
  • Light, compact raincoat is a good idea for the summer
  • Swimsuit – all the Desert & Delta Safaris properties have swimming pools
  • In the winter months (May-August) bring beanie, gloves, scarf, warm jacket for the morning and evenings as it can get very cold

Layers of clothing are most practical for the fluctuating day/night temperatures of Botswana. Dull and/or neutral colours are more suitable for safari; white is not practical. It is best to pack hardy, durable clothing.


Luggage is restricted to 20 kg per person on Safari Air flights. This 20 kg includes both hand-luggage and travel luggage.   Bags should be soft-sided, flexible bags. Bags with a solid frame, wheel frame and rigid pull-out handles do not constitute ‘soft bags’. Bags MUST be completely flexible to facilitate the packing within the ‘belly pod’ luggage compartment of the light inter-camp transfer aircraft. By not adhering to these luggage requirements, travellers may cause delays and incur additional costs to themselves. Please contact us should you have any questions.

COVID-19 Travel Information

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a marked impact on how we travel. The international borders into Botswana are open and our safari camps & lodges are ready to welcome you on safari.

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Botswana is the ideal destination for your ultimate family safari. Before you travel, there are important requirements which you need to adhere to when travelling with minors.

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Bird Enthusiasts

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Landscape & Wildlife

Arguably one of Africa’s best safari and wildlife destinations, Botswana offers vast tracts of unspoilt wilderness’s covering a variety of unique ecosystems, coupled with prolific wildlife encounters throughout your safari.

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As Botswana's top safari operator, Desert & Delta Safaris is proud to hold several Travel & Tourism Accolades and enjoy a variety of press features.

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