In a follow-up to our honeymoon destination in East Africa, Lara Leakey, co-founder of Lowis & Leakey, offers brides some packing advice on the things she knows you’ll need, and a great ways to use them.
Beauty: In a continent of beautiful creatures, landscapes, and memories, don’t forget about beautiful you.
The Beauty Secret: Marula-The Leakey Collection. It can be added under SPF for extra moisture or after sun exposure. Additionally, it provides long lasting and superior hydration for your skin. Two very important uses when you’re under the African sun.
The Obvious: Sunscreen, repellants, body soap, hand sanitizer, lip protectant.
Clothes: Lara recommends loose fitting clothes that can be layered. The mornings are typically cool, the afternoons warm, and the evenings cool, again. While safari colors aren’t required outside of the safari, they are the best at hiding dirt and dust.
The Beauty Staple: A kikoy. Basically, it is a rectangular piece of woven cloth, originating in Kenya and has a similar function to a sarong. This African wardrobe staple can function as a shawl, towel, hat, shield, or scarf, along with many other uses. They have recently gained popularity in Western markets, but are also available in African airports and clothing stores.
The Obvious: Shirts, pants, shorts, hats, jackets, fleece, rain wear, socks.
Extras: Duffel bags, passport holders, sunglasses, binoculars, water bottle and a camera, to capture those memorable moments in place where beauty is natural and wild.