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Things You Must Pack for Your Wildlife Safari – For a trouble-free safari

If the wild is calling out to you and you feel like the time has come to plan that wildlife safari then you are going to need some help. Let's begin with what goes in your suitcase for this sort of vacation. Listed below are a few tips on what to pack for your safari holiday.


Essential travel document

When it comes to travel documents, the most important would be your passport, tickets, travel insurance and of course, your itinerary. Seems pretty obvious, still let's say these documents are some of the most important things to carry no matter what type of trip you plan to set off on.


Prescription meds

If you do have any health issues make sure to see your doctor and get some medicines for when you are on the journey, so that you will be able to thoroughly enjoy your holiday. Pack these prescribed meds in your hand luggage. It's always safer this way in case your luggage goes astray, which is a rare occurrence by the way.


Sun protection items

If you are planning to tour Sri Lanka, then you should know that the weather can get extremely hot and humid. It's better to be well prepared to face the sun. Sunglasses are a must; the sun is very bright, and you'll need to shield your eyes to protect them from UV rays. Bring along a hat as well so that you won't end up with a headache at the end of the day. Sunblock and long sleeves will make sure you don't get severely sunburnt. Lip balm is also handy to battle dry weather.


Optimum viewing and snaps

When on tour with agents like Walkers Tours, you'll want to get the best views and great photographs to remember these amazing moments. A camera and video camera are a must and you are not likely to overlook these two items anyway. But it this is your first safari, you'll need to know, that for a clear view of the animals, binoculars make all the difference! Try to get your hands on binoculars with 8x or 10x magnification for the best experience.


Outfit for exploration

Once again, keep in mind that the weather is hot and humid. This means that you will need easy clothes, but also something that protects you from the blazing heat. If you opt for a long-sleeved shirt or t-shirt, then make sure the material is light and easy on the body. Also, remember, the nights can get quite cool if you are going on a night safari. Throw in something warm in your backpack just in case. As for colours, its best you don't wear bright colours as you need to blend into the surroundings as much as possible. Colours like brown, beige and dark shades of green would be ideal.


Backpack items

Bring along an easy backpack as well with items like water bottles, tissues, gloves, a beanie, a scarf and a torch would be really handy if you plan on a night safari. Bring your passport and travel insurance as well, just in case the need to present these documents to the authorities arise.