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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.

FAQ

We've put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand what a safari to Botswana is all about and to help you better prepare for your vacation.

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Transfers

An exciting element of your Botswana safari is getting around. All Desert & Delta Safaris camps are connected by light aircraft transfers operated by Safari Air.

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Children

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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Health

Health and medical requirements are an important consideration when planning your Botswana safari. t is each guest’s sole responsibility to ensure that he or she has had all necessary inoculations, immunisations and medications prior to departure.

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Seasons

The Botswana landscape changes dramatically through the various seasons in the year with each season offering unique and special safari encounters. We've put together a simple guide to help you plan when to travel.

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Bird Enthusiasts

With its varied landscapes and expansive natural wildernesses, Botswana is a haven for the birding enthusiast. We've put together a few highlights on what to expect on your safari.

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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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