For advice on what to pack for your vacation in Africa, choose your destination country from the list below:
This is a semi-desert climate - so it's hot during the day and cold at night.
The Cape Verdeans display a wonderful cultural mix of Africa and Brazil, with a dash of Portugal. Friendly, laid back and very tolerant.
Local people like to dress up in the evening, so if you're going out to dinner it's a great opportunity to dress with more care than usual.
Casual, comfortable clothes are the key when travelling in Ethiopia. Dress down rather than up here.
Casual, comfortable clothes are the key when travelling in The Gambia.
Traditional values still prevail for many locals, and showing excess flesh is not appreciated.
Casual, comfortable clothes are the key when travelling in Kenya.
Casual, comfortable conservative clothes are the key. Dress down rather than up here. Short, tight or revealing clothes should be avoided.
Malawi is said to be the next big destination. It's known as the warm heart of Africa, so expect a very friendly welcome.
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.
Mozambique is fast becoming one of Africa's most popular destinations with its stunning beaches, turquoise sea and much more.
Casual, comfortable clothes are the key. Dress down rather than up here.
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.
The dress code is generally casual, even in most restaurants.
Casual, comfortable clothes are the key when travelling in Tanzania.
Travel in a Muslim country is very different from Europe or North America, dress modestly and cover upaway from your resort hotel.
In Kampala and most of the bigger cities western clothes such as jeans and t-shirts are acceptable however 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.
Casual, comfortable clothes are the key when travelling in Zambia.
This is a strong Muslim community and as tourism is very new there is no flexibility in the dress code.
It's hot, so our advice is to pack lightweight, loose fitting clothes in natural fabrics such as linen, silk and cotton that will keep you cool and are easy to wash and dry.
Popular outdoor activity hat with ventilated mesh sides
Cross-shoulder bag to carry safari or sightseeing essentials
A classic, flared tunic top with 3/4 length sleeves
Don't take too many shoes would be my advice. I ended up buying a pair of cheap flip flops in Cape Town and living in those.
- Nina, Bristol UK