Botswana, What to Bring and Packing List

What to bring

Clothing in Botswana

In summer, lightweight, light-coloured cottons are preferable. Avoid synthetic materials and black clothing, as they increase perspiration and discomfort. Dress is casual in Botswana safari packages. like shorts and trousers are permissible for women. Most hotels have swimming pools, so do bring a bathing suit. Bring a lightweight jacket and/or pullover for unexpected temperature changes.

In winter, bring a pair of trousers, long-sleeved shirts or blouses and pullovers. Make sure you have a very warm jacket for early mornings and evenings, – it does get surprisingly cold at night but warms up during the day.

Footwear for safaris in Botswana

Comfortable walking shoes are a must; supplement with sandals and plastic flip-flops.

Sun protection during Botswana holidays

Special attention should be given to protecting yourself from the sun, particularly in the summer the time the sun can be scorching. Bring sunhat, sunscreen, sun lotion and sunglasses.


Binoculars, torch (with plenty of spare batteries and bulbs), matches, penknife, water bottle, insect repellent (spray and coils), lip salve, water purification tablets, sewing kit, safety-pins, tweezers, cello tape and masking tape are all very useful. A vital first-aid kit is a must, as in many cases you will be heading to areas far from health facilities. Camera film is obtainable at most shops and petrol stations. Cosmetics, medications, cigarettes and imported liquors are all obtainable in the major towns.