The 5 basics of a good safari outfit
1. Wear long sleeves and pants
2. Choose neutral and earthy colours
3. Wear closed shoes
4. Bring a proper sunhat
5. Avoid strong perfume or cologne
Protection from the cold
A warm fleece Long pants Socks and closed shoes
Convertible pants are a great safari clothing choice as you can remove the lower legs when you get hot.
Protection from heat and sunburn
A loose-fitting, long-sleeved top (you can always roll up the sleeves if you get too hot) A wide-brimmed hat that covers your face and neck (even better is a hat made from material specially designed to protect you from UV rays)
Apart from protecting your skin, be sure to combat the heat by bringing along plenty of water, especially in humid regions where one sweats a lot.
Protection from insects
Avoid blue clothing while on safari in Africa, as this colour attracts tsetse flies.
Covering up Using an insect repellent (lotion or spray on) Taking anti-malaria medication