Top tips on packing for a safari trip
If you're embarking on an overland adventure in Africa in the near future, it's likely that one of the things you'll be looking forward to most is spotting some amazing wildlife in one of the continent's many safari parks.
And to make sure you enjoy the experience fully, you'll want to ensure you bring the right equipment with you - and as you will only have limited space in your bags, choosing what to bring and what to leave behind can sometimes be a tricky decision.
Luckily, a number of experts have offered their advice on what essentials should always be taken on any safari trip.
According to Steve Turner, a Nairobi-based private safari guide, a change of footwear is a good idea.
Speaking to the Conde Nast Traveler, he said: "At the end of the day, there is nothing better than to hang one's dirty boots or shoes outside your tent and wear a pair of lightweight sandals or flip flops."
He also recommended taking a waterproof bag, protect your belongings from both rain and dust.
Meanwhile, for Anthony Cheffings, a private guide for a safari company in Kenya, sunscreen is a must-have item.
"As I operate in a dry environment, it is important to find a really good sunscreen," he told the magazine.
Mr Cheffings also suggests taking along a flashlight to help you find your way between tents or lodges at night.
Finally, to make sure you don't miss any of the wildlife, a good pair of binoculars is an essential safari item, says fellow Kenya-based guide Michael J McCartney.
"No one should even contemplate going on safari without a good pair of at least 8 x 30 magnification binoculars. 'Opera' binoculars just don't cut it out there in the bush," advised the expert.