Shoes on Tanzania safari?


May 11th, 2014, 05:10 PM
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Shoes on Tanzania safari?

My safari is approaching! What to wear?! It's first 2 weeks in September with The Wild Source... should I wear a pair of comfy Merrell or Brooks type sneakers like I do at home and something else at camp (also closed to protect from bugs)? The sneakers have mesh, which is nice and breathable, but may not be good on safari... ? What have you all worn? Thanks
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May 12th, 2014, 04:48 AM
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Will you be doing any walking? The only safaris I have been on were in vehicles and almost no walking was required.
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May 12th, 2014, 11:37 AM
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Footwear seems to be the popular topic!

If the mesh is not holes so that bugs can get in, then mesh tennis shoes should be fine if you are not doing any walking safaris.
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May 12th, 2014, 01:34 PM
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Merrell sneakers with mesh will be perfect! Most of the time you are in the vehicle, just a bit of walking outside of vehicle. I like flip flops for camp. No need for hiking boots on most safaris.
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May 17th, 2014, 10:26 AM
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I keep the flip flops for inside room or tent. If wearing outdoors and with acacia needles regularly falling off trees they can easily cut thru the flimsy rubber and then what! Wounded and bandaged. A good thick sole if you don't want to wear closed shoes are Teva-type. I never wear closed shoes outdoors as most time spent inside a vehicle and for sure I do watch where I'm walking... always.
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May 21st, 2014, 03:56 AM
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On three safaris to Africa, we have always worn Keen Newport H2s and Chaco Zx style sandals.
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