DD's top tip for what to pack on safari as featured in Travel Africa magazine:
A spare pair of glasses, an all-purpose charger for your camera battery especially (but for any other devices too), and a waterproof bag that covers your camera - it's useful for all sorts of things, especially in sudden downpours.
Other useful tips:
- Try and talk to the locals as much as possible - your waiter, driver, guide, street vendor. You'll be surprised how much you can learn from them.
- Take your sense of adventure, disconnect, and don't even think about Wi-Fi.
- See the stars. The nocturnal element of safari often gets forgotten, but you'll see the clearest skies of your life in the African bush.
- Taking your children on a family safari holiday could be one of the most impactful experiences you can give them.
- Safari dust is part of the experience. Carry some wet wipes to freshen up!
- For the migration, download the HerdTracker app, a real-time Google map that displays accurate updates of the migrating animals' locations.
- Enjoy and absorb all the little things; try to understand the different sounds and smells and what they could mean. A safari is a unique experience and will change your whole outlook on life.
For lots more helpful safari tips, check out the latest issue of Travel Africa Magazine.