As always in the African wilderness, opt for the colours of nature such as greens, browns, greys and khakis. Avoid whites (get dirty and too high contrast, making you stand out), blacks and blues (often attract bugs) and bright colours and animal print (can signal danger in nature). Do not wear or pack camouflage: it is often illegal for civilians to wear any form of paramilitary gear.
Avoid synthetic fibres and opt for either natural cottons and linens or moisture-wicking technical gear. Waterproof boots and gaiters help against deep mud and puddles. Some lodges offer gaiters for rent if you don’t have your own. Your Biggestleaf consultant will be able to advise if your accommodation provides this service. If not, it is worth investing in a knee-high pair and donating them to the guides or porters as a gesture of appreciation. Many trekking staff, especially porters, do not have gaiters or hiking boots but trek in rubber or wellington boots. Your gift or donation will be much appreciated.