The African savannah is popularised in culture as a warm and dry destination. This may result in an unwanted surprise for tourists and visitors who head to the Kruger Park for a fun vacation, but aren’t properly informed about what to expect when travelling to the Bushveld. With the right advice and guidance, and knowing what to pack for your exciting safari trip, you will have the best possible start for your African adventure.
Let’s start with the luggage selection. When selecting your luggage, steer clear from any hard-shell cases, as well as bags with wheels. Why is this important? Weight is your most important factor here, as a large soft bag can still be squeezed into a small corner, while a hard-shell bag may struggle.
When it comes to packing clothes, follow the age-old rule of one to wear, one to spare, and one in the laundry. It is generally a safe strategy to follow when packing for your Kruger Park safari. Be sure to take three of every item of clothing. You will probably be able to find a laundry service in and around the Kruger Park.
Which Clothing Items are Best for a Safari Adventure?
Try to find a multi-functional pair of pants with zips at the knees. These pants can protect you from the early morning and evening chill, while giving you the opportunity to cool down during the day. Here are a few more clothing options to consider when packing for your safari:
Long Sleeved Shirt
Be sure to pack a few with collars, as they are a lifesaver when it comes to protecting your neck from the unrelenting African sun.
Waterproof JacketEven if you’re travelling in the warm summer months, it’s always best to take a light waterproof jacket. It will rain. Eventually. So rather be safe than sorry.
Like most of the world, Africa isn’t immune to sudden drops in temperature. A woolly garment or two will help ensure that your bases are covered, and your family won’t have to endure an uncomfortably cold spell.
A Wide-Brimmed Hat
Give yourself extra protection from the African sun. Your hat is your first line of defence.
Rather pack an extra pair, as the likelihood of one breaking is always a possibility while on safari.
A Great Pair of Hiking Boots
Pack a pair of hiking boots for the safari and guided walks, and a pair of sandals for relaxing at the pool. Other items to pack include swimwear, gloves and a beanie, just in case.
Book Your Kruger Park Accommodation at Lukimbi Safari Lodge
We are an award-winning safari lodge, situated in the easily accessible southern part of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Kruger is also home to the impressive Big Five, and a wide variety of other animals and birds, which roam freely in their natural habitat. Our main building welcomes travellers from all walks of life, with its sweeping staircase, and artistic fireplace with creatively engraved animals.
Our tasteful lounge overlooks the Lwakahle River, where animals come to drink and roam freely. It’s because of this and many other reasons that we have been awarded various accolades. We were also awarded the 2015 Kudu Award Business Partner of the Year, for financial contributions to SANParks.
Look Forward to Luxury Accommodation in the Kruger Park
The service throughout our safari lodge is simply unrivalled. For additional privacy and additional space, we always recommend guests book our ultra-luxurious King Cheetah and Giant Eagle Owl suites. Here, you enjoy a separate bathroom, private pool with wooden deck, and simply more spacious accommodation in the heart of the Kruger Park.
Our Kruger Park accommodation is also a popular choice for wedding parties and honeymooners. We look forward to providing you with the great Kruger Park accommodation that you are looking for. To book and secure your accommodation in time, and to avoid disappointment, contact our reservationists today. We are ready to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision for your accommodation needs, and can’t wait to welcome you to our safari lodge for a memorable holiday.