Packing What to Pack for an African Safari Keep in mind neutral, earth tones for your safari wardrobe! Dark colors will attract heat, and make sure to avoid blue or black clothing as they attract tsetse flies (if you’re in an area with them.) Sun Hat // You’ll definitely need a wide-brim hat to protect you from the rays. Pack 1 or 2 just to be safe, and make sure they aren’t thick material that will make you sweat! Sunglasses // Protect your eyes, and keep some dust out of them while you’re at it. Light Scarf // I pack a scarf on every trip but you’ll want one on safaris. Not only will it keep you warm on the sunrise and sunset game drives, but it can also be used to keep the dust out of your face.