If you are planning to go for a game drive safari and are wondering what not to wear for that extra comfort, then this post is absolutely what you need!
I’m going to share with you a general guide on what not to wear for a game drive safari. You can adjust accordingly to fit your liking!I happened to visit Nairobi National Park afew days ago and that’s what actually inspired me to come up with this post.
There is something extremely magical about going for game drives in Kenya. Oh my! every time i go on a game drive safari, it feels like a brand new opportunity to explore the world. I can never get enough of this fun activity. This is the time you get to put everything down, live in the moment and reignite your enthusiasm. What a perfect outdoor adventure to disconnect from the busy lifestyle and fully embrace mother nature.
Before I break down my outfit, Nairobi National Park boasts a variety of wildlife. It’s one of Kenya’s most successful rhinoceroses’ sanctuaries. It’s roughly 7km away from Nairobi city. It is actually the only park that sits in the city worldwide.
The very first thing not to wear is high heeled shoes
I know six inched heels are a woman’s bestie but when it comes to game drives, you need practical shoes such as flat sandals, slip ons or sneakers. This will help you avoid risk falling when climbing on and off the safari cars whose steps can be abit high and slippery. So the first thing which you should not wear while on a game drive safari is heels. It’s more of a safety issue.
I opted for midi boots since it was abit chilly. Besides being comfy, I thought they kept my look interesting without being over the top.
The next thing not to wear is bright colors
When going for game drive safaris, it’s advisable to go for earth tone colors such as the khakis, greens, greys or brown to fit the surrounding. Apparently bright colors distract wild animals and who wants to go to a game drive and not see all the big five simply because their colorful outfit scared off the wildlife!
For this specific safari, I opted for a cap sleeve high low tented dress in grey tiger print. As a size 16UK, I found the comfort in a XL remarkably out of this world. You can still go a size down to L for that snug fit look. I threw a strappy belt on top for that extra sass.
Avoid anything white and choose your bags appropriately
The park is generally dusty. Whether it’s shoes, outfit, your hat or bag void anything white in color otherwise you will look dirty and I’m sure you don’t want that. Choosing lightweight medium sized bags is a great option when going for a game drive. Large handbags may not be necessary because you might need to carry few stuff to a game drive but again no standard rules. Adjust this to fit all your needs accordingly. Torte bags, cross bodies or medium sized back packs works perfectly fine in my opinion.
I carried my phone, sunglasses, wallet, lip balm, gum, hand sanitizer and soft tissues hence this brown black bag worked perfectly for me. It’s great for a quick access to smaller items such as your ID or passport, which is a must have at the entrance of the park. Sounds rather obvious but it’s of importance to ensure your bag is well sealed to avoid your things being thrown to the trunk or pushed under the seat as the car moves in the rough terrain of the park.
P.S: Whatever outfit you choose, don’t forget a second layer! You can consider wearing a warm long sleeved sweater, poncho, hoodie or jacket as a top layer. Good thing about layering is that if it gets warmer, you can always remove the extra layer. It’s better to be prepared for the weather dynamics.
There you go! That’s my list of what not to wear while visiting the park for that extra comfort. I hope this post has given you a general insight so that you can enjoy the scenery and still be comfortable besides looking fly.
Incas I forgot anything, let me have your opinion by commenting below. I would also be very humbled if you liked this posted and shared it will somebody who might need it.
Magical views of the park were captured in these video! Go watch and don’t forget to like, share & subscribe. Thank you!
As always thank you for visiting. Have a pleasant game drive on your next safari and remember to keep comfy.
Safari Ayana Cap Sleeved High Low Dress – Vivo Woman