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Rwanda – what should I pack?

A general guide on what you should have in your suitcase to visit Rwanda

What should I bring with me?

As a general guide, comfortable, casual wash and wear clothes are recommended. Please note that muted colours are recommended for game-viewing. Game-drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon, which can be very cold, especially in winter.

The most practical items to pack for safari are:

  • Khaki, green, beige and neutral colours (dark blue and black clothing should be avoided, as it attracts Tsetse flies)
  • Shirts with long sleeves (even in summer, as protection from the sun, mosquitoes and Tsetse flies)
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days
  • A jacket and sweater are recommended for early morning and evening game drives
  • Lightweight water-proof jacket
  • Sturdy trousers
  • Rain hat
  • Swim and beachwear while at camp
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Strong waterproof walking boots (comfortable for going upsteep hills). Pants should be tucked into socks and boots while trekking.
  • Sun block, sunglasses, hat, moisturizer and lip-salve are all essentials
  • Strong insect repellent
  • Binoculars and camera equipment
  • Small backpack to carry water and a packed lunch

If you would like to purchase safari clothing, luggage or accessories to prepare for your trip, please visit www.andBeyondsafarishop.com, where a wide selection of quality products is available for your convenience.

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