What To Pack

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Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable for Zimbabwe throughout the year. For your Zimbabwe safari, pack lightweight clothing in light, neutral colours (but not white as it gets dirty very easily). Avoid blue or black clothing – the tsetse flies are drawn to these colors, and their bite can give you African Sleeping Sickness. Include a warm jacket or fleece in your suitcase for evening game drives as well as a pair of comfortable walking shoes.

It’s hot, so our advice is to pack lightweight, loose-fitting clothes in natural fabrics such as linen, silk, bamboo and cotton that will keep you cool and are easy to wash and dry. If you are going on safari, neutral colors such as khaki or stone are advisable. It is also worth being aware that it is illegal to have army/combat type clothing or print. A wide-brimmed safari hat is really useful at any time of year, as even the winter sun is hot. Wear plenty of sunscreen and sunglasses, and don’t forget your insect/mosquito repellent. Long pants and long-sleeved tops are best, to protect you from the harsh sun by day and mosquitoes at night. There is a very relaxed dress code in restaurants – shorts or pants are acceptable for men and women, even at the smart Victoria Falls Hotel.