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Luggage Essentials for a Botswana Holiday Safari

So, your Botswana holiday has FINALLY arrived! Now, for the hard part before you can kick back and relax – getting all your essentials packed and ready for this epic adventure. Moreover, if you’re on the other side of the world, packing for an African safari can be unfamiliar since it’s so far away. Unsure of where to begin to ensure you’re adequately suited up for what’s ahead? Fear not. See our list of luggage essentials you need to have packed and ready for your Botswana holiday safari.


Comfortable clothing is a must


When out and about on safari, packing comfortable clothing is a must. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should forget about packing an extra special item or two. But on the whole, lightweight, breathable clothing when on safari under the hot African Sky is essential. Furthermore, neutral colors work best if you’re trying to go about unnoticed to get that award-winning wildlife picture, for example. Also, don’t forget to pack something warm, as temperatures may drop at night. Interestingly, the dry season in Botswana falls between April and October. While you can expect the rainy season to occur between November and March. Generally speaking, though, when it comes to the weather in Botswana (or anywhere else for that matter), expect the unexpected and pack accordingly. 

Personal care items 


Of course, it’s also handy to include travel-sized personal care items in your luggage such as the usual like toothpaste, shampoo, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, etc. But just in case you should forget some of these essential items, our curio shop at Chobe Marina Lodge has got you covered. And if you’re on chronic medication, don’t forget to pack enough medication to last the duration of your trip. Malaria is also a serious concern in Botswana (peaking from November to June). So be sure to take the necessary anti-malarial tablets beforehand (always check with your practitioner first, though) to protect yourself from this mosquito-borne illness. 


Not forgetting your digital devices


Going on safari is more than just getting to live the experience, it’s about capturing precious memories too. Therefore, it stands to reason why you’ll need your trusty camera or binoculars on standby to capture the sights and sounds around you. You might want to make sure you have a spare memory card on hand too. Don’t forget suitable plug adaptors/ converters, either. Because you’ll no doubt be snapping away constantly at all the things that make Kasane so special. 


Pack accordingly and leave the rest to us


You take care of your luggage and leave it to us to take care of the rest. At Chobe Marina Lodge, we’d like to say we’ve thought of everything to make it the best Botswana holiday safari you’ll ever go on. 


So, contact us today for more information about your dream Botswana holiday safari.