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What to wear on a safari

What to wear on a safari

Once it is all set to go for a Safari, the last and least question that will rise in your mind is “What to wear on a Safari?”  No matter what whether it’s a Desert Safari or a Wildlife Safari, you must carefully pick your dresses to avoid any hard feelings at the end.  But indeed, for a wildlife safari you will need different kind of dresses where you will not need the same dresses for a UAE desert safari.

Hope, the below information will be helpful for you to decide what kind of dress is suitable for your Safari tour.

What to wear for a safari?

If you are going for a Desert safari in UAE in between Octobers to April, you can experience the desert with the cool climate avoiding the hot sun. Since the desert is colder during the early morning and night time than the Dubai or Abu Dhabi city, you can wear clothing as follows:

  • Layers of dresses
  • Heavy dress materials
  • Trousers, Jeans or Bottoms
  • Sandals, Shoes or boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Jerseys, Jackets
  • Shawls, Scarf
  • Hats, Snow caps
  • Socks

You can remove few of the dresses from the layers to enjoy the desert activities such as Sand boarding, camel riding, and henna painting. When you are feeling so cold you can wrap up yourself with a jersey, shawl and scarf. If you stay in the dessert overnight, make sure to wear dresses that warm you more during the night-time.

If you are going for the desert safari during the off season, UAE desert will be hotter than the city in the evening and day times untill the sunset. Therefore you can wear clothes such as:

  • Sun protection creams
  • Materials like cotton  (not heavy )
  • Fleece, light- Jackets
  • Sandals and Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf

Avoid, white color or cream color dresses for UAE desert safari during season and off season, as the dust and sand may dirt your clothes during the fun full activities.

What to wear for a Wildlife safari

If you are going for wildlife safari in Africa between May – October, that is the ideal time which has dry weather condition in the country. You do not need to wear layers to warm yourself since the weather is sunny. But in the other hand as the plantations inside the wildlife habitats are dried, you are easily notable to animals eye same as you see them clearly.  Therefore you must wear clothing such as.

  • Green, Ash, Brown and  Khaki  Colors dresses (Avoid Black, blue and bright color dresses)
  • Fabrics that do not make notices while walking
  •  Combat trousers
  • Fleece , light- Jackets
  • Sun protection  cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats, Caps

If you are visiting Africa for a Wildlife safari during the off season (April – September), you must be ready for the cool climate and sudden rain.  So you must be wearing clothes such as follows:

  • Rain Coats
  • Layers of dresses
  • Trousers, Jeans or Bottoms
  • Sandals, Shoes or boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Jerseys, Jackets
  • Shawls, Scarf
  • Hats, Snow caps
  • Socks

Avoid, white colour or cream colour dresses for wildlife safari during season and off season, as mud, dust, or rain during the safari drive or walking tour may dirt your dresses.

John Barnes

I love traveling to different places around the UAE. I believe in creating tours that are interesting and deliver the best in terms of exotic views and unique experiences. I want all tourists to enjoy each tour with the excitement that I got while traveling to these places. When I first started my career in technology I realized the lack of tourist information about UAE online. It was then that I decided to explore different places in the UAE and move with the people of UAE so I can give tourists the first hand experience. My passion for exploring places and dedication to my work means that I create information with real life experiences and design tours that unique, exciting and interesting.