Safari Gift Ideas For Him For Men

Expedition-tested for toughness, get gear he will use and enjoy on every adventure with our men's gift guide. Find great gifts for the explorer, outdoorsman, and traveller in your life with our range of clothing, luggage, and accessories.

Mens Safari Shirts Read our Mens Safari Shirts Packing Advice

  • Pack men's safari shirts which are made from neutral, natural tones such as shades of khaki, green, and brown.
  • We suggest you pack more men's safari shirts which are long-sleeved safari shirts with roll-up sleeve tabs over short-sleeved shirts - simply as you are able to roll your sleeves up and down when you need to stay cool, keep warm, or to avoid sunburn on your arms.
  • Pack men's safari shirts which offer a combination of effective wicking, sun protection (SPF50+ is best), and proven insect protection.
  • As a general rule, men's safari shirts made from man-made fibres (e.g. polyamide) are superior to natural fibres such as cotton as they wick moisture away from the skin much faster than cotton shirts. Faster wicking means faster cooling. This is particularly important for any long-sleeved or collared shirt.
  • Pack men's safari shirts which have a collar to protect your neck from the sun.

Number of men's safari shirts to pack:
Up to 4-day safari: x 2; Up to 8-day safari: x 4; Up to 12-day safari: x 6

Men's Rufiji™ MaraTech™ SafariElite Long Sleeve Safari Shirt

Men's Rufiji™ MaraTech™ SafariElite Long Sleeve Safari Shirt

$62.00 $59.00

Available in 2 colours
Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ SafariElite Long Sleeve Safari Shirt

Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ SafariElite Long Sleeve Safari Shirt

$68.00 $64.00

Available in 2 colours

Mens Safari Jackets & Fleeces Read our Mens Safari Jackets & Fleeces Packing Advice

  • You absolutely do need a men's safari jacket or men's safari fleece on any safari - whether you opt for a long-sleeved safari fleece or jacket or a safari fleece vest - as it does get cold on safari.
  • The reasons for the cold include: African winters, wind chill on safaris in open 4x4s (dipping into valleys and drainage lines also adds an extra bite of cold), early morning starts and late evening finishes for safari activities, land-locked countries, and many safari areas being high above sea level. The Maasai Mara & Serengeti (and most of East Africa) are the height of some ski resorts at 1,400 meters above sea level. Botswana, parts of Zambia, and Namibia are also more or less 1,000 meters above sea level.
  • Think of the safari experience as a desert trip where it starts off cold in the mornings and becomes cold again in the evenings, but heating up by midday to warm or hot. Keep in mind that the hotter the temperatures are at midday, the earlier you will go on safari, which means the cooler it will be. Again, you should definitely pack a men's safari fleece or men's safari jacket for your safari. We have given this advice to clients who have ignored it and returned from an October safari in Botswana to tell us that, yes, they did indeed get cold despite the midday heat.
  • For the African winter, opt for a long-sleeved safari jacket or safari fleece and, for the summer, either a safari vest jacket or fleece, but then wear a long-sleeved safari shirt underneath so that the sleeves help to keep you warm.
  • Colour is still key when choosing the correct safari fleece or safari jacket. Opt for neutral shades such as khaki, green, or brown.
  • For safari travel over the rainy season, pack a high quality, waterproof safari jacket which is proven to actually work. For East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda), the rains generally occur in two parts: the longer monsoon in April and May and then the shorter rains around November. Higher safari areas such as the Ngorongoro Crater catch the wind from the sea and it may rain at any time of the year. Southern Tanzania differs from this and is similar to the rainy season in Zambia, Botswana, and northern Mozambique - and falls between late November and late March, often extending into April. As a general rule, if one had to ask "when is Africa always dry?" - the answer would be May to October, with regional rains still possible in some parts. Please also note that the South African rainy season is split down the middle of the country, with the east receiving rain through summer and the west a winter rainfall area. That winter rainfall can push through in cold fronts to the east of the country too.

Number of men's safari jackets or safari fleeces to pack for your safari:
1 x safari fleece or jacket; 1 x waterproof safari jacket should you be travelling over the rainy season.

Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Bonded Long Sleeve Fleece

Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Bonded Long Sleeve Fleece

$80.00
Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Multi-Pocket Safari Gilet (Unisex)

Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Multi-Pocket Safari Gilet (Unisex)

$78.00

Available in 2 colours
Men's NosiLife Insect Repellent Safari Jacket

Men's NosiLife Insect Repellent Safari Jacket

$116.26

Mens Safari Hats Read our Mens Safari Hats Packing Advice

  • To prevent having your face and neck burnt by the sun during your safari activities, you will need a wide-brimmed men's safari hat.
  • With mean high temperatures reaching mid-20 to mid-30 degrees Celsius on most safaris and with safari areas in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, and Zambia high above sea level, the effects of the sun will be pronounced and the risk of being burnt by the sun will be high. As a wide-brimmed men's safari hat sits on your head, it is literally your first line of defence against a hot midday African sun.
  • Another benefit of wide-brimmed men's safari hats which most people don't think about is the shelter they provide when it rains. We find that a wide-brimmed safari hat definitely makes it slightly less uncomfortable when you are caught out on a walk or game drive by a sudden thunderstorm or tropical shower, as at least your face - or most of it - remains dry.
  • Colour is key when choosing a men's safari hat - with neutral shades such as khaki, green, or brown the best. Your safari hat will often be the most conspicuous part of you as you hide behind a bush while viewing wildlife on a walk.
  • Modern wide-brimmed men's safari hats are conveniently packable too and so do not lose their shape when you take them out of your luggage. If they have lost a bit of shape, you are usually easily able to manipulate them back into shape. However, never crush your safari hat under a hard object - such as shoes or binoculars - when packing.

    Number of wide-brimmed men's safari hats to pack for your safari:
    1 x wide-brimmed safari hat per person.
    *Pack a safari beanie for the African winter too.

On Sale Rufiji™ Leather Explorer Safari Hat (Unisex)

Rufiji™ Leather Explorer Safari Hat (Unisex)

$57.50 $46.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Panama Safari Hat (Unisex)

Mara&Meru™ Panama Safari Hat (Unisex)

$43.33

Mens Safari Shoes & Boots Read our Mens Safari Shoes & Boots Packing Advice

  • If you are going on a classic game drive type of safari, then pack comfortable men's safari shoes to wear on game drive but which are able to double as good walking shoes for a walk in the bush - an activity we highly recommend. Note that if you do not have walking shoes with you on game drive then your guide may decide against a quick impromptu walk in the bush
  • Also take a pair of men's safari shoes to wear around the camp. These may be the same pair as your select for the above, but it may also be a pair of cooler sandals or open shoes.
  • For full-on walking safaris make sure you take men's safari shoes which are made for longer hikes - and ensure that you walk them in properly before you go on safari. You may prefer low rise canvas trail shoes or leather higher rise boots - the preference is purely personal.
  • We would still take a a pair of cooler men's shoes or sandals for before and after walks when around the camp.
  • Safari tip: always check your shoes for small snakes, scorpions, spiders and insects before putting them on.

Number of men's safari shoes to pack for your safari:
Up to 4-day safari: x 2 (1+1); Up to 8-day safari: x 2 (1+1); Up to 12-day safari: x 2 (1+1)
*"(1+1)" explained: Walking shoes + shoes to wear around camp.

Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots

Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots

$140.00

Mens Safari Socks Read our Mens Safari Socks Packing Advice

  • Walking in the bush while on safari is the quintessential experience. We recommend it to all who go to Africa.
  • Whether you go for a short nature walk with your guide or a multi-day walking safari, please ensure that you pack safari-coloured safari socks which offer a double layer for blister protection. Bad blisters ruin good walks.

Number of blister-proof socks to pack for your safari:
Up to 4-day safari: x 2; Up to 8-day safari: x 3; Up to 12-day safari: x 4.

1000 Mile Blister-Free Safari Socks

1000 Mile Blister-Free Safari Socks

$15.50

Mens Safari Belts

Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt

Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt

$32.00

Available in 2 colours
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