What We Packed:
Long-sleeved safari shirt (2), Long-sleeved bug-repellent hoodie (1), Zip-away bug-repellent pants (1), Hiking boots, Birks, Toms, Maxi skirt (1), Everlane tee (4), Swimsuit (1 one-piece, 2 bikinis), Maxi dress (1), Shorts (1)
not pictured: ex officio underwear (4), bra (1 regular, 1 sports), leggings (1), sleep shorts (1), scarf (1), beanie (1), jeans (1), Uniqlo puffer coat (1), bug-repellent socks (3), swim cover-up (1), tapered cargo pants (1)
On safari, we quickly learned that while it was hot out, shorts and a t-shirt was a bad idea because of how intense the sun was, so we wore the same outfit the entire time - long pants, and a long-sleeved button-down lightweight shirt. Some days we wore hiking boots, some days we wore sandals. It was extremely dusty, so that way just one outfit got filthy and the rest of our clothes stayed (mostly) clean. In the evenings on safari, we'd wear shorts or another pair of pants we had brought with a long-sleeved shirt, mostly just to protect from bugs.
On Zanzibar, we spent most of the time on the beach, so Trav lived in one of his two pair of swim trunks, and I was in one of three swim suits I took. For breakfast, we'd wear shorts and a tee over them, and then during the rest of the day, just a tank or cover-up. For dinners, I alternated between two outfits - a maxi skirt + Everlane tee, or a maxi dress with birkenstocks. I brought one necklace, and then bought one while I was there, and that's how I dressed it up. Pretty simple.
1. I had a really hard time finding fashionable packing lists for safaris, but frankly, you don't have to be wearing anything you don't already own. A pair of khakis, a long-sleeved light-weight button down, and some sandals, and you'd be just fine. Don't overthink it.
2. We paid our resort in Zanzibar to wash a few Everlane t-shirts, as we'd worn them a bunch and were planning to continue wearing them, and that was way easier and more cost-effective than paying to check bags and lugging around a ton of extra stuff.
3. We didn't wear everything that we brought, but I'm okay with that. We felt prepared, and since we were out in fairly remote areas, that reduced stress. Besides the super-cold-weather gear we brought, I didn't wear my leggings, and Travis didn't wear one of his long-sleeved shirts.
Let me know if you have questions in the comments; I'm happy to provide some more details!