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If you plan on heading out on a luxury safari to South Africa any time soon then you’ll want to know what you’re going to need to take with you. Packing can be a problem with any holiday, but if you’re going somewhere genuinely special then you definitely don’t want to forget something that would be essential to your enjoyment.

Luckily, many resorts that provide luxury holidays, especially those catering to specialist trips like safaris, will have a shop or facility of some sort on site where you can purchase the absolute essentials. Of course, it’s always better to be prepared, so we’ve put together a list that will be paramount to the enjoyment of your safari holiday.

The first thing you’ll need to remember is your camera. You’re going to see plenty of incredible sights and you’ll want to remember them for a life time. A good resort will have somewhere you can buy film, so that shouldn’t be too much of an issue, but if you’re using a digital camera you’ll want to be sure you have some way to easily back up the pictures to avoid your memory devices getting full.

Mosquito repellent is absolutely essential. Not only will it stop these bothersome insects from leaving you an itching wreck for the whole trip, it will also stop them from passing on any diseases to you, something you’ll definitely be grateful for.

Comfortable, neutral coloured clothes are the last thing on our list. The other two are obvious, but this can be just as important. Nobody else on your trip will be very happy if all the animals see you from two miles away and speed off into the distance, and you won’t be happy if you have to sit around in impractical clothing for hours waiting for a leopard to lift up its head.

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