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Essentials: safari bags

The important thing when you're sitting in the back of a Land Rover and watching, say, a pride of lions doze, is to keep quiet. Bag-wise, this means no noisy zips or clattery metal clasps that will scare off the wildlife.

The important thing when you're sitting in the back of a Land Rover and watching, say, a pride of lions doze, is to keep quiet. Bag-wise, this means no noisy zips or clattery metal clasps that will scare off the wildlife every time you open it. The bag should also be able to accommodate all the items needed for a day in the bush - binoculars, guidebooks, water bottle, sunblock. And if it can double as a foot-rest, so much the better.

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