Once you’ve booked your safari holiday, there’s no need to rush out and buy a new khaki wardrobe. If you’re wondering what to wear on safari, then clothes in shades of brown and green will help you blend in with your surroundings and so avoid disturbing wildlife. Avoid bright and day-glo colours as these may attract insects and, as the tsetse fly (which has a nasty bite) is fond of black and blue, ditch the denim too. Forget camouflage-style clothing – this is best left for the South African military.
As with any holiday, pack comfortable clothing and think about layers to deal with changes in temperature. Safaris often involve an early start, so a light jacket or fleece will keep you warm when it’s chilly. A good idea is to bring zip-off trousers that convert easily into shorts. Combat trousers or shorts with pockets are also handy.