Monday 2 July 2018

10 Items for a Fun Desert Trip and Jungle Safari

So, you planning a trip to desert or safari adventure?

And now you are pondering over what essentials to pack after you are done with your clothes?

Well, packing for a desert or safari is little different from packing a beach bag.

Below is a bold and comprehensive list of items that I have found most useful in my trips to Rajasthan and Ranthambore. While, Rajasthan was planned in December, we did meet warm climate there. And, Ranthambore was toured in the semi hot month of April.

So, lets get started with my "10 Items for a Fun Desert Trip and Jungle Safari"

1. DSLR Camera

Mobile phones with camera may come and go, but one cannot replace a DSLR Camera. Do you agree?

2. Selfie Stick

There are a few things that DSLR camera cannot give and that is a good selfie!

3. Powerbank

You can never be sure of the electricity conditions outside. Carry a fully charged powerbank and be sorted.

4. Sunscreen

Imagine going outside fresh and dressed, and the blazing hot sun scorching your skin. Sunscreen is a must in desert type of locales because often after neglecting our skin we bring home freckles and pigmentation that are long-lasting and do not go away with facials. Jungle Safaris are best in the mornings and it continues till 10-11 am. Sunburns are worst during those hours and you don't want to spoil your tour because of burning or over-tanned skin issues.

5. Stole/Scarf

Jungle safari and desert safari are both day time outdoor activities. Definitely save your skin with some light stole and scarfs. Please do not make the mistake of carrying expensive and fancy stuffs with beads and embroidery. The aim is to rough use them, tie head, wrap around neck, etc.

6. Sunglasses

Whether its style or comfort, sunglasses are great for long vacations and short weekend tours. Whatever be your style and lens color, ensure that you own UV protection ones.

7. Skin Care Products

Whether I am going to stay in an expensive hotel or a camp in forest, I always carry skincare products for men, women and children.

8. Hats

Hats are cool and adds to style. Pick up a Fedora Hat or Long Brim Sun Hat or a Sporty Baseball One.

9. Shoes

Both desert and jungle requires you to be comfortable and sporty. Carry shoes that are covered, waterproof and can withstand heat and rugged terrain.

10. Foldable Chair

This might seem unnecessary, but once when we went for a rafting trip and an uncle took his chair out from car and smartly sat near the river bank, we were amazed at how comfortable he was at a time when we were all adjusting on rocks and sand. Right away I bought foldable chair that is  padded, has a cup holder, side pockets and arm rests. Its one of our fabulous purchases.

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