Safari clothing

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Another clothing mistake

Not dressing
for the climate

Seasons are reversed

Unlike in the northern hemisphere, June, July and August are the coldest months in the southern hemisphere.

Climate difference

The climates of Kenya and Tanzania are significantly different than South Africa's because of geography. Kenya and Tanzania are on or near the equator while South Africa is on the southern tip of Africa.

Kenya and Tanzania

The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Masai Mara game reserves can be chilly at night. The land rises as high as 2200 meters (over a mile) above sea level. Pack a light sweater and jacket as part of your safari clothing wardrobe.

South Africa

It will be even chillier at night in the cold months in the Kruger National Park. Dress in layers. You may need gloves and a hat in addition to a thick sweater, especially for the late evening and early morning.

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