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What To Wear In Africa

For advice on what to pack for your holiday in Africa, choose your destination country from the list below:

Canary Islands

Throughout the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and La Gomera, in the tourist resorts dress is casual...
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Cape Verde

The Cape Verdeans display a wonderful cultural mix of Africa and Brazil, with a dash of Portugal...
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Egypt

Egypt is a Muslim country and, although its cities are modern and local women may wear make-up now, they always dress conservatively...
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Gambia

Casual, comfortable clothes are the key when travelling in The Gambia...
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Ghana

Ghana is a tropical country with a warm/hot climate all year round...
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Jordan

Jordan is a Muslim country; whilst its cities are modern and local women may wear make-up now, they always dress conservatively...
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Kenya

Casual, comfortable clothes are the key when travelling in Kenya...
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Malawi

Malawi is said to be the next big destination...
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Morocco

In keeping with many Muslim countries you will find that people in the capital and other major towns such as Marrakech are used to foreigners, and are therefore likely to be more liberal and more tolerant of your clothing...
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Mozambique

Mozambique is fast becoming one of Africa's most popular destinations with its stunning beaches, turquoise sea and much more...
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Namibia

Casual, comfortable clothes are the key...
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Nigeria

In Nigeria casual wear is fine - tempered with the advice that in Muslim areas (including the coast) shorts and t-shirts can be frowned upon...
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South Africa

The dress code is generally casual even in most restaurants...
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Tanzania

Casual, comfortable clothes are the key when travelling in Tanzania...
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Tunisia

Travel in a Muslim country is very different from Europe or North America...
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Uganda

In Kampala and most of the bigger cities western clothes such as jeans and t-shirts are acceptable although our advice would be to avoid wearing shorts - most Ugandan women would not wear these; they wear skirts or dresses that usually cover the knees...
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Zambia

Casual, comfortable clothes are the key when travelling in Zambia...
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Zanzibar

This is a strong Muslim community and as tourism is very new there is no flexibility in the dress code...
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Zimbabwe

Opt for cotton blends in Summer time (November - February) - you will find them more comfortable as the days and nights are hot...
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If you have travel clothing advice for any other parts of Africa then let us know!

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