What to wear to Masai Mara
What to wear to Masai Mara; The topic of what to wear during a Masai Mara safari is a question which runs through the minds of the different tourists before they visit the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Different factors are considered when deciding the type of clothing to pack for the trips to Masai Mara reserve and they include;
- Nature of climate. This helps the tourist to choose the clothes which can help them to easily adapt to the changing temperatures during the day as they engage in different activities during their safaris.
- Activities during the trip are a major aspect to consider when packing the right clothing for a safari. Clothes which can easily blend with the environment around and do not stand out from the surrounding are recommended especially for game viewing activities such as nature walks.
- Comfort and ease are also important when choosing the right outfit for safaris. This helps tourists to enjoy seeing the different attractions around the Masai Mara reserve without worrying about discomfort.
- Temperatures during the safaris in Masai Mara reserve change depending on the time of day and they can be cold or hot. Tourists are therefore advised to pack clothing for both hot and cold temperatures.
Some of the recommended colors of clothing to pack for safaris includes neutral colors such as khaki and grey, beige, brown since these colors do not scare away the animals. Tourists are advised to avoid military clothing and camouflage clothes since this is illegal at some destinations.
Other recommended items for safaris in Masai Mara reserve include binoculars, gloves, boots, a hat, a scarf, sweaters, jackets, long sleeved shirts, shorts, sandals, mosquito repellant, lip balm, bug spray, power bank, water bottle, earplugs among other items.
Tourists are also encouraged to travel light and avoid moving with a lot of luggage during their safaris to Masai Mara reserve. This helps tourists to be able to ensure that they do not forget luggage at their lodges or at any destination.
Packing light bags during a safari also helps tourists to save on charges such as porter fees as they engage in different activities on their safaris.
For tourists who opt for the camping option during their safari it is recommended for them to carry sleeping bags and other camping gear since not all destinations provide the necessary camping equipment.
Tourists are also advised against carrying expensive jewelry during their safaris to Masai Mara reserve and in case they wish to move with jewelry, they are advised to carry the simple jewelry such as wedding rings which may be inevitable to them.
Photography lovers are also encouraged to create sufficient space for their cameras and other photography equipment during packing of items to carry for their trips in order to be able to capture the all the magical moments during safaris in the Masai Mara reserve.
Clothing which can easily dry when washed is also recommended for safaris since this makes it easier to change into clean clothes for comfort during safaris in the Masai Mara reserve.
Tourists are also advised to carry simple medications for emergencies during their safaris in Masai Mara reserve such as medicine for allergies, headaches, indigestion, sore throats and many other infections which are likely during safaris.
An important item for packing during a safari to Masai Mara reserve includes the necessary travel documents such as passports, vaccinations and other documents for identification.
Tourists are advised to also remember to change their foreign currency into Kenyan shillings in order to be able to transact during their safaris in Masai Mara reserve such as buying souvenirs at the craft shops among other transactions during the trip.
Giving back to the community is also another important aspect that tourists like to engage in during their interactions with the local communities on their safaris. The contributions to the local communities can be monetary or in other forms depending on the tourists.