What should I wear in Namibia?


What should I wear in Namibia?

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  1. Top style tips for Namibia

    • Casual, comfortable clothes are the key. Dress down rather than up here.
    • During the day it is hot, so our advice is to pack lightweight loose-fitting clothes in natural fabrics such as linen, bamboo and cotton that will keep you cool and are easier to wash and dry.
    • The difference between daytime and night time temperatures is significant. Temperatures can plummet during the night, particularly in the cooler months. During June, July and August temperatures can drop to as low as 45 degrees F (7C). Be prepared with plenty of warm layers and a warm travel jacket. The SCOTTeVEST travel jacket is a good option as it is specifically designed for travel, with plenty of storage for gadgets and valuables.
    • We suggest keeping to light, neutral colours; think khaki, green and brown. Not white, as it will get dirty and dusty very quickly.
    • But it is very important to avoid camouflage or military clothing or prints, as this is illegal.
    • Avoid blue or black clothing too – the tsetse flies are drawn to these colours, and their bite can give you African Sleeping Sickness.
    • Long trousers and long-sleeved tops will cover you from the harsh sun and protect against mosquitoes at night.
    • A wide brimmed sunhat and lots of sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection) and sunblock are essential, as is insect/mosquito repellent.
    • When on safari, the idea is to relax and enjoy your time under the African sky, and listen to the calls of the wild all around you! Dinner dress is therefore casual and comfortable.
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