Essential Packing Items For Desert Safaris

We have travelers of all kinds. Some love beaches, mountains, parks, cities, and all sorts of destinations. But some special people can’t get enough of the deserts. They have found the hidden treasure hidden on the plain sites of the sand. 

My friend who works at Plano hardscaping keeps telling us that this is the reason desert safaris are popular. They give an amazing experience that can’t be felt from any other kind of travel option. 

But when you choose a desert safari, you need to be prepared to be in a desert. It would be best to carry everything that would make your trip to the desert comfortable and enjoyable. 

Leaving some items might turn your safari to torture. 

And that’s why we can’t allow that to happen to you. In this article, we’ll share with you the top essential items that you’ll need for your desert safari. 

Let’s get started. 

  • White or Reflective Clothes 

You’re going to the desert. And the first thing that you’ll have to deal with is the sun and heat of the desert. And to be honest, the heat is too much. Unless you have been living in the desert, it will affect you after a few hours of direct exposure. 

But with reflective or white clothes, you’ll be in a good place to enjoy every moment in the desert without worrying about anything. 

Reflective colors prevent the sun rays from causing much heat to your body during the day when the sun is too hot. 

  • Comfortable and Well Insulated Shoes 

Most of the time, you’ll have to walk on sand. And that’s not an easy thing to do. You need comfortable shoes that won’t sink in the sand. And above all, they should be well built to prevent sand from getting inside the shoes. That’s why boots make a perfect choice for dessert shoes. 

Something else that you need to consider is the heat insulation of the shoes. You’ll be walking on hot desert sand. If your shoe is not well insulated, it will allow much heat into your feet. It’s going to be difficult for you to walk in the desert. 

So, before traveling, look for desert boots that will give you all the comfort and heat insulation that you’ll need when in the desert. 

  • First Aid Kit 

Never leave an emergency first aid kit. With deserts, you will face harsh conditions that could react differently with your body. You run a risk of excessive sweating, which could lead to dehydration. In other instances, you might suffer from severe headaches due to excessive heat. 

So, pack enough painkillers, muscle relaxants, and oral hydration salt. Have all emergency medication that you would need for your next desert safari. 

  • A Lot of Water 

Water is essential for your journey. If you’re planning a road trip with friends, don’t forget the water. You’ll get thirst in the desert. And if you don’t have enough water, it will be difficult for you in the desert. 

Parting Shot 

These are not the only things you need for your desert safari. But the most essential. So, before leaving, research and find out about everything else that you would need for your travel. 

The Luscious Eastern Coast

For a tropical paradise that has not yet been overrun with tourists, consider the town of Bayahibe. This slice of heaven is located in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic in the charming province of La Altagracia.

It is close to La Romana, sharing a similar coastline that has favored the little town. It has transformed from a small fishing village to a paradise that has captured the attention of foreigners and beach enthusiasts. 

The warm temperatures throughout the year are the primary reason people have fallen in love with this coastal town. It has an average of 26 degrees Celsius while the seawater maintains the warmth of between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius. 

During the winter season between December and April, you will get cooler temperatures that are perfect for relaxing on the beach and daytime swimming. However, whichever months you choose to visit this town, you can be sure that there is more to do than you could imagine. 

Visit Catalina Island and Saona Island

Sauna Island is one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic. If you have never been on a catamaran, prepare to experience the cool salty breeze of the Caribbean Sea as the water gently pushes you to your destination. At your destination, you will meet the beautiful fishing village of Mano Juan. Here you can do just about anything to pass the time. However, be sure to sink into the pristine clear blue waters when the sun is high in the sky. 

On the other hand, Catalina Island is considered to have the most beautiful beaches in the country. The coast of this island is littered with coral reefs, where you will find exotic fish perfectly visible in the crystal clear waters. These waters are the perfect place to go scuba diving and swim with the fish.

The National Park of the East

This is a highly valued reserve in the Dominican Republic that you must visit while you are in Bayahibe. It is the home of thousands of flora and fauna species that you can see as you make your way to the steps of our Taino ancestors. See the best of wildlife, thriving in the warm sunshine, reminding you that there is beauty in everything.

You will brush through the dry forest and walk a sturdy path until you reach the impressive Cueva del Puente. It is a spectacular cave popularly known for its large size and spacious interior. The sight of the gigantic centenary tree crossing the ceiling with its branches in search of the sun’s yellow rays is sure to take your breath away. 

Cheerful Caribbean Culture

Besides scuba diving and underwater caves, Bayahibe presents fascinating Caribbean culture infused by gastronomy, a thriving nightlife, and friendly locals. You can almost picture it, sitting by the beach with the salty sea breeze dancing beside your body at dusk, enjoying local cuisine as Caribbean music sets the tone for your background. At this moment, you will realize that the world can wait.