Dressed for safari

Ease into your African escape with our expert advice on what you’ll need on safari.

Safari preparations

The last leg of your journey to Xigera will likely be aboard a light aircraft, where luggage space is limited. A sturdy yet flexible kitbag/hold-all is ideal for these small aircraft, and please remember that only 20kg of luggage is included per passenger.

If you need to learn more about luggage allowances, explore our FAQs.

When it comes to clothing, neutral-coloured cotton clothing is best, keeping the heat and the African sun at bay on your safari adventures. Long trousers and sturdy walking shoes are recommended for bush walks, while waterproof rafting sandals/aqua shoes are ideal for mokoro trips. In winter, the secret to staying comfortable layers: days typically start off cold, warm up into the afternoon, before cooling down again past sunset.

As part of our fully inclusive rate, a comprehensive laundry service is offered daily.

Please note that, except for active army personnel, wearing clothing with a camouflage pattern is strongly discouraged in Botswana. Please do not bring any fresh produce to the Lodge. 

We suggest you bring along:

  • Casual clothing and flip-flops
  • Long pants and shirts for safari activities
  • A hat (preferably with a wide brim)
  • Sunglasses with high UV-resistance
  • Sunblock with a minimum factor 30 and a quality lip salve
  • A warm sweater or fleece for cooler mornings and evenings
  • Closed shoes for walking safaris (trail shoes are ideal)
  • A light waterproof jacket (although rain ponchos are provided in our game drive vehicles)

  • A beanie, scarf and gloves in winter
  • Swimming costume or board shorts
  • A kikoi/sarong
  • Small, new US Dollar notes for tipping (optional) and small purchases
  • Personal medication
  • Camera, lenses and accessories
  • Cables, chargers and adaptors for your devices
  • Please note that we provide torches and multi-adaptor plug points

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