Equipment and Clothing Suggestions

Canoe Trip, Dry Season

***It is VERY sunny on a canoe trip, and you are out on the water ALL DAY, so make sure to protect yourself!***

Sheri and Katie in their canoe

  • Sun Hat with brim and something to keep it from blowing away. One that collapses is best. I would bring 2, just in case one gets lost...It's not like there is a handy 7-Eleven along the way!
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Block
  • Boat Shoes or something that can stay wet. I wouldn't recommend tennis shoes, or your toes will be shriveled and awful by the end of the day.
  • Layers of clothing that dry fairly quickly. For example: a short sleeved shirt + fleece. It is cold in the morning, but warms up by 9am.
  • Gardening gloves. These work really well to keep your hands somewhat clean and free of blisters.
  • Warm hat and gloves. As I said, it gets cold at night. Susan in her sun hat
  • A towel or something cushy to sit on that will dry out pretty fast.
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight
  • Camera with a 300mm zoom lens
  • Plastic Ziplock bags to keep above items somewhat dry.
  • 1-2 changes of clothes is sufficient...You're not going to win any beauty pageants at the end of this trip!

    Susan purchased "Sun-proof clothing" from someplace in California. Even wearing the getup you see her in here AND SPF50 sunblock, she still got burned in some places.

    Walking Safari, Dry Season

    Kirsti and Shawn
  • Sun Hat with brim, preferably collapsable.
  • Sun Block
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Gators to keep burrs out of your socks
  • Warm hat and gets cold at night
  • Camera with a 300mm zoom lens and a backpack to carry it in
  • Layers of natural-toned clothes, such as khaki or olive green
  • Flashlight
    Sheri in her warm clothes

    Driving Safari, Dry Season

  • Sun Hat with something to keep it from blowing away.
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Block
  • Warm hat, gloves and fleece/jacket for early morning drives
  • Flashlight
  • Camera with 300mm zoom lens
  • Binoculars
  • Layers of natural-toned clothes, such as khaki or olive green


    If I were going again, here's the clothing I would take:
  • 3 shirts (natural tones, of course)
  • 1 pair normal shorts
  • 1 pair convertible shorts/pants
  • 1 pair pants
  • 1 windjacket
  • 1 fleece
  • warm hat and gloves

    I would take as many "quick dry" items as possible.

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