WHAT TO BRING

You should pack mainly summer garments including long cotton trousers and cotton shorts, shirts and t-shirts, a light windcheater and a sweatshirt or fleece for cooler evenings or to wear at higher altitudes, best if in neutral shades of khaki and beige. Don’t forget some swimwear (even for safaris as many lodges have pools), a sunhat, sunscreen, and sunglasses; if you use prescription spectacles it may be advisable to bring a spare pair. Sneakers and sandals will be fine for a trip that does not include heavy-duty trekking. Bring the medication you usually take, as well as a broad-spectrum antibiotic, an anti-emetic product, an intestinal disinfectant, and anti-histamine ointment. Don’t bring too much or pack a change of clothes for each day: most lodges offer a laundry service.