When choosing clothing, earthy tones suit bush activities best, with loose fitting clothes and natural fabrics being the most comfortable. Soft baggage is required for light aircraft flights (maximum 12 kg). We have a full daily laundry service, so there is no need to over pack! While you may want to change out of your “bush” colours for dinner, note that insects are attracted to white (not ideal when you’re trying to eat dinner!), so it’s best to go for darker colours!
A recommended list of items to pack is detailed below:
Long and/or short sleeved shirts (day/night)
Long trousers/pants (day/night)
Hat (preferably broad brimmed to protect your ears and neck as well!)
Warm windproof jacket for early morning and night drives (mid-May to mid-August)
Warm jumper/jersey for dining at night (June to August)
Casual footwear (Tevas or sandals)
Good quality walking shoes/boots (make sure they’re worn in!)
Underwear and socks!
Pyjamas (especially for June to August when it gets COLD overnight!)
Sunscreen, lip balm with SPF, after sun lotion, insect repellent with DEET
Power Adaptor (Three pin square British style plug is used in Zambia – Kanyemba also has 2 pin European sockets)
Personal first aid and medication kit
Camera/video camera, extra batteries, extra memory cards, and charging devices