Safari Accessories

Our safari survival kit of necessary and convenient safari accessories - including safari torches, safari insect repellent, safari gadgets, protection-on-safari products, and handy outdoor safari gear for African travel.

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Safari Large Soft-sided Safari Holdalls & Duffle Bags

Special Offer Explorer Canvas & Leather Safari Duffle Bag

Explorer Canvas & Leather Safari Duffle Bag in Safari Tan

$245.00 $196.00 Save 20%
New In Traveller Canvas Safari Duffle Bag

Traveller Canvas Safari Duffle Bag in Safari Tan

$225.00
Voyager Canvas & Leather Safari Duffle Bag (The Everything Bag)

Voyager Canvas & Leather Safari Duffle Bag (The Everything Bag) in Safari Tan & Leather

$359.00 $287.20 Save 20%
Mara&Meru™ Quintessential Leather Bag (Safari,Travel,Everyday)

Mara&Meru™ Quintessential Leather Bag (Safari,Travel,Everyday) in Tan Leather

$695.00
New In Voyager II Canvas & Leather Safari Duffle Bag (with built-in Suit Bag)

Voyager II Canvas & Leather Safari Duffle Bag (with built-in Suit Bag) in Safari Tan

$425.00

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

  • If you are going on a classic game drive type of safari, then pack comfortable women'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 women'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, pumps, or similar.
  • For full-on walking safaris make sure you take women'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 women'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 women'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™ Explorer Safari Shoes (thin sole UK size)

Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (thin sole UK size) in Ruaha Rust

$115.00
Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (thin sole UK size)

Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (thin sole UK size) in Kalahari Khaki

$115.00
Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots

Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots in Wildebeest Brown

$140.00
Safari Suede Gaiters

Safari Suede Gaiters in Tan Leather

$29.88
Safari Canvas Gaiters

Safari Canvas Gaiters in Khaki canvas

$18.38
Rufiji™ Explorer Outdoor Shoes (thin sole UK size)

Rufiji™ Explorer Outdoor Shoes (thin sole UK size) in Namib Red

$115.00
Rufiji™ Explorer Outdoor Shoes (original)

Rufiji™ Explorer Outdoor Shoes (original) in Namib Red

$115.00

Safari Jewellery

New In Mara&Meru™ Waterbuck Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Waterbuck Silver Necklace

$90.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Africa Heart Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Africa Heart Silver Necklace

$90.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Paradise Flycatcher Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Paradise Flycatcher Silver Necklace

$95.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Giraffe Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Giraffe Silver Necklace

$95.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Necklace

$95.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Black Rhino Africa Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Black Rhino Africa Silver Necklace

$90.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Pearl Spotted Owlet Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Pearl Spotted Owlet Silver Necklace

$95.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Africa Silver Ring

Mara&Meru™ Africa Silver Ring

$79.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Black Rhino Silver Cuff-links

Mara&Meru™ Black Rhino Silver Cuff-links

$95.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Earrings

Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Earrings

$90.00

Safari Backpacks, Satchels & Small Safari Bags Read our Safari Backpacks, Satchels & Small Safari Bags Packing Advice

  • You will need a smaller safari bag to take with you on all safari activities - whether a few hours or a few days - including game drive safaris, walking safaris, horse riding safaris, mountain biking safaris, boating safaris, fishing safaris, canoeing safaris, and mekoro (dugout) safaris.
  • Into this smaller safari bag will go any number of safari essentials such as sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, binoculars, waterproof jacket (assuming you are wearing your warm-layer safari jacket or fleece), a safari beanie, any books you want to take on safari with you, water bottle, perhaps your passport if you prefer to keep it with you - and any other personal effects you want to take with you on safari.
  • The nature of your safari will determine which bag - or bags - you decide to take with you on your safari. For example, if you are only planning on going on game drives, then you will be fine to take any safari satchel, safari backpack, safari tote, or over-the-shoulder safari bag as you will just be walking with it from your room to the safari 4x4 and then placing it on the seat next to you. If you also want to do walks from the lodge (recommended), then you would need a safari satchel or safari backpack and, if you are on a proper walking safari, then you would need a safari satchel or safari backpack which you are happy to have over the shoulder or on your back for many kilometres or miles of walking.
  • Your choice of smaller safari bag (or bags) could and should also double as your safari carry-on bag for flights to and from Africa. If you prefer a larger carry-on to carry some clothes, then take this bag in addition to your carry-on. Some brands of holdall/duffel luggage - such as the Mara&Meru™ Voyager range - also allow you to zip and lock the ideal safari satchel-backpack combination bag as an end pocket on to your main safari bag, which means that you simply unzip it when you get to your safari to use it as your smaller safari bag. That way you are able to check it into the aircraft hold for your international flight to Africa.

Number of smaller safari bags to pack for your safari:
1 x smaller safari bag per person.

New In Mara&Meru™ Leather Safari Companion Bag

Mara&Meru™ Leather Safari Companion Bag in Sable Brown

$260.00
The Rufiji™ Safari Explorer Satchel

The Rufiji™ Safari Explorer Satchel in Safari Tan

$129.17
Mara&Meru™ 3-in-1 Satchel, BackPack, Pocket  (Adjustable Depth)

Mara&Meru™ 3-in-1 Satchel, BackPack, Pocket (Adjustable Depth) in Safari Tan & Leather

$155.00 $98.00 Save 37%
Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel)

Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel) in Bicycle

$39.00
Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel)

Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel) in Lions

$39.00
Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel)

Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel) in Pheasant

$39.00
Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel)

Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel) in Wolves&Bison

$39.00
Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel)

Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel) in Camouflage

$39.00
Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel)

Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel) in Nguni Cow&Calf

$39.00
Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel)

Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel) in Moose

$39.00
Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel)

Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel) in Maasai

$39.00
Mara&Meru™ Selous Satchel with interchangeable front flap

Mara&Meru™ Selous Satchel with interchangeable front flap in Safari Tan

$115.00
New In Limited Edition: Mara&Meru™ Full Leather 3-in-1 Safari Pannier Bag

Limited Edition: Mara&Meru™ Full Leather 3-in-1 Safari Pannier Bag in Brown

$525.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather 3-in-1 Safari Pannier Bag

Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather 3-in-1 Safari Pannier Bag in Safari Tan

$259.00 $220.15 Save 15%
New In Mara&Meru™ Safari Tote

Mara&Meru™ Safari Tote in Elephant & Sable Brown

$158.00

Safari Books & Maps

Reise Map of Mozambique and Malawi

Reise Map of Mozambique and Malawi

$12.45
Reise Map of Angola

Reise Map of Angola

$12.45
Reise Map of Botswana

Reise Map of Botswana

$12.45
Reise Map of Congo (Brazzaville) and Democratic Republic of Congo

Reise Map of Congo (Brazzaville) and Democratic Republic of Congo

$12.45
Reise Map of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti

Reise Map of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti

$12.45
Reise Map of Kenya

Reise Map of Kenya

$12.45
Reise Map of Madagascar

Reise Map of Madagascar

$12.45
Reise Map of Morocco

Reise Map of Morocco

$12.45
Reise Map of Namibia

Reise Map of Namibia

$12.45
Reise Map of South Africa

Reise Map of South Africa

$12.45
Reise Map of Tanzania

Reise Map of Tanzania

$11.95
Reise Map of Uganda

Reise Map of Uganda

$11.95
Reise Map of Zambia

Reise Map of Zambia

$12.44
Reise Map of Zimbabwe

Reise Map of Zimbabwe

$12.44
Reise Map of Senegal & The Gambia

Reise Map of Senegal & The Gambia

$12.45
'The Safari Companion,' by Richard Estes

'The Safari Companion,' by Richard Estes

$37.45
'Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa,' by Chris & Tilde Stuart

'Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa,' by Chris & Tilde Stuart

$26.95
'Southern African Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide,' by Mike Unwin

'Southern African Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide,' by Mike Unwin

$29.95
'Madagascar Wildlife'

'Madagascar Wildlife'

$25.00
'Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa'

'Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa'

$44.95
'Sasol Birds of Southern Africa'

'Sasol Birds of Southern Africa'

$29.95
'Madagascar'

'Madagascar'

$23.95
'Malawi'

'Malawi'

$20.95
'Mozambique'

'Mozambique'

$20.95
'Rwanda'

'Rwanda'

$22.45
'Uganda'

'Uganda'

$23.95
'Zambia'

'Zambia'

$30.38
'Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa'

'Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa'

$13.45
'Too Close to The Sun: The Life & Times of Dennis Finch Hatton'

'Too Close to The Sun: The Life & Times of Dennis Finch Hatton'

$13.45
'When the Lion Feeds' by Wilbur Smith

'When the Lion Feeds' by Wilbur Smith

$14.50
'Out of Africa,' by Karen Blixen

'Out of Africa,' by Karen Blixen

$14.99
'Wildlife Photography in Botswana,' by James Gifford & Steven Stockhall

'Wildlife Photography in Botswana,' by James Gifford & Steven Stockhall

$22.45
'Tick Bite Fever'

'Tick Bite Fever'

$14.40
'Ethiopia'

'Ethiopia'

$25.49

Safari Binoculars Read our Safari Binoculars Packing Advice

  • A high-quality pair of safari binoculars is, without doubt, the number one safari accessory. You will use your safari binoculars more than any other safari accessory on your safari.
  • Simply put, safari binoculars will add tremendous value to the enjoyment of your safari experience by allowing you to safely and intimately view mammals and birds through the lenses.
  • You see greater detail on the mammal, bird, reptile, insect, or vegetation you are viewing by either looking through your binoculars the normal way or by turning them around to magnify unseen, smaller details.
  • Safari binoculars also allow you to keep good distance from any bird or animal you are viewing, which gives you a better chance of not impacting on their behaviour by being too close. The net effect is that safari binoculars allow you to view the secret lives of Africa's fauna and flora, rather than only viewing how they react to your presence.
  • This then also highlights another important aspect of using safari binoculars: you don't have to get so close to larger mammals and reptiles , which means that you view them from a distance which not only increases your safety on safari, but also the the safety of the animal you are viewing.
  • Pack high-quality safari binoculars which have the following features for the best game-viewing on safari: multi-coated lenses for best light transmission on safari; nitrogen-filled lenses to avoid fogging on cold safari mornings; adjustable eyecups for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses; adjustable dioptre to set the binoculars up for your eyes; centre focus wheel to get the best, crisp image (rather than auto-focus binoculars); and always get the highest quality lenses which you can afford. The better the lens, the greater the quality of the image you see and the longer you will be able to use your binoculars.
  • Optional but useful binocular features for your safari: field of view - the greater the field of view, the greater the area you will see at any one time while looking through the binoculars, making it easier to find your subject; rubber armour to protect your binoculars from bumps and falls; waterproofing - especially important for travel over the rainy season or for water-based safaris. Note that binoculars do not float, so always keep them around your neck, tied to you or the boat, or use a floating neck strap.
  • We recommend 10 x 42 safari binoculars as the safari standard for most safaris. "10x" refers to the magnification of the safari binoculars; "42" refers to the aperture of the lens at the front of the binoculars and is a measure of the diameter of the lens - here it means 42mm.
  • The larger the magnification, the closer the subject you are viewing will appear, but the harder it will be to keep the binoculars steady. The larger the aperture, the more light which is harnessed by the binoculars and the brighter the subject appears in your view finder. Larger apertures are useful for forest birding and low-light game-viewing. Given that most predators start hunting at dusk and stop hunting at dawn, a larger aperture may prove particularly useful.
  • Always blow off any dust from the lenses of your binoculars before cleaning with a clean cloth or lens cleaning tissue. Dust + cloth = sandpaper which will damage your binocular lenses.
  • Two top safari binocular technique tips: 1. Always set up the dioptre for your eyes so that the left and right lenses are set up for your left and right eyes, which will have some variation between the two. There is a video on how to do this on our dedicated safari binocular advice page; 2. When viewing a subject, many people struggle to find the subject through their safari binoculars. Simply look at the subject and then, without looking away from the subject, bring the binoculars up to your eyes.

Number of safari binoculars to pack for your safari:
1 x pair of high-quality safari binoculars per person.

New In Vortex CROSSFIRE 10x42 Binoculars

Vortex CROSSFIRE 10x42 Binoculars

$182.00
Swarovski CL10x25 Pocket Binoculars

Swarovski CL10x25 Pocket Binoculars in Sand

$645.00
Swarovski CL10x25 Pocket Binoculars

Swarovski CL10x25 Pocket Binoculars in Green

$645.00
Vortex™ Diamondback 10x42 Binoculars

Vortex™ Diamondback 10x42 Binoculars

$209.00
Swarovski™ EL 10x42 SWAROVISION Binoculars (Green)

Swarovski™ EL 10x42 SWAROVISION Binoculars (Green)

$2,747.00 $2,640.00

Safari Sunglasses Read our Safari Sunglasses Packing Advice

  • Pack high-quality sunglasses for your safari which have very good lenses to avoid any damage to your eyes from the harsh rays of the African sun.
  • The majority of safari activities take place early in the morning and late in the afternoon. This means that you may be staring into a rising or setting sun during your safari, which makes packing good safari sunglasses even more important.
  • At midday, the light may also be quite harsh depending on which areas you visit and the terrain prevalent in that location. As an example, in areas of Botswana, there are large salt pans and the sand is bright white, which reflects the sun's rays and may be uncomfortable for your eyes.

Number of safari sunglasses to pack for your safari:
1 x pair of high quality sunglasses per person.

Men's Bollé Clint Sunglasses

Men's Bollé Clint Sunglasses in Matte Black & Orange (Polarized)

$121.00
Men's Bollé Clint Sunglasses

Men's Bollé Clint Sunglasses in Matte Black & Blue (Polarized)

$121.00
Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses

Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses in Shiny Tortoise (Polarized)

$105.00
Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses

Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses in Shiny Black (Polarized)

$105.00
Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses

Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses in Matte Turquoise (Polarized)

$105.00
Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses

Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses in Matte Violet (Polarized)

$105.00
Women's Polarized Bianca Serengeti Sunglasses

Women's Polarized Bianca Serengeti Sunglasses in Dark Stripe Tortoise

$168.00
Serengeti Brera Sanded Dark Brown Polarized Drivers Lenses

Serengeti Brera Sanded Dark Brown Polarized Drivers Lenses in Sanded Dark Brown

$228.00
Martino Serengeti Shiny Black 555nm® Polarized Sunglasses

Martino Serengeti Shiny Black 555nm® Polarized Sunglasses in Shiny Black

$201.00
Merano Black Serengeti Sunglasses

Merano Black Serengeti Sunglasses

$201.00

Safari Torches Read our Safari Torches Packing Advice

  • Packing a good safari torch is an important essential for all safaris as it increases your safety while in the safari camp and may also add to the enjoyment of your safari.
  • Your safari torch should be used in the evenings as you walk around the safari camp to shine on the ground in front of you to avoid standing on any snakes (and other reptiles), spiders, scorpions, or insects which may bite or sting you. This is especially important when wearing open sandals or shoes around the camp area.
  • Use your safari torch to shine in the bush around you as you walk around the camp at night to spot and avoid wildlife which may have wandered into the camp in the evenings. Please note that this is important as many camps are unfenced - and, even for those with fences, some mammals are able to jump over fences. For unfenced camps, should you spot any of the predators (lion, leopard, hyena, and cheetah) or any of the bigger herbivores (elephant, rhino, buffalo), take care to avoid them as as they are all potentially dangerous. Very important tip: do not shine into the eyes of any of the bigger herbivores listed above, with particular attention paid to not shining into the eyes of elephant.
  • The safety aspect of safari flashlights aside, safari torches are very useful for trying to view nocturnal wildlife from the safety and comfort of your room or from the safari lodge. It is also a great way to show others the constellations in the night sky and to shine in your tent or room should the camp you are staying in have limited power for lights late into the night or on more basic walking and adventure safaris.
  • For safaris which are not lodge or camp based - or where amenities are limited and you have to use a torch to light your room, look for your clothes, and check for scorpions in your shoes - then packing a small battery-powered safari lamp which offers more diffuse and less direct lighting is a great idea. These types of lamps or lanterns are also great for reading a book at night where a torch would be too bright on a white page.
  • Number of safari torches to pack:
    1 x powerful, compact safari torch per person; 1 x small battery-powered lantern or lamp per person for safaris where strong lighting is not provided in the room or tent.


    *Pack extra batteries and a charger if the torch, lantern, or lamp is rechargeable. If there is no power source in the camp, then pack a small solar charger and recharge your torch, lamp, or lantern during the day. We often recommend that clients pack extra batteries for rechargeable torches and lanterns which are pre-charged at home as it is easier to replace a battery when it runs out - often when you really don't want it to - than to wait for a battery to recharge.

    P3 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    P3 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    $24.86
    P5 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    P5 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    $58.61
    P7 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    P7 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    $87.94
    X21.2 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    X21.2 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    $439.94
    M3R Rechargeable Ledlenser Safari Torch

    M3R Rechargeable Ledlenser Safari Torch

    $87.93
    F1 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    F1 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    $102.60
    H7.2 Ledlenser Safari Headlamp

    H7.2 Ledlenser Safari Headlamp

    $87.93
    New In P7R Rechargeable Ledlenser Safari Torch

    P7R Rechargeable Ledlenser Safari Torch

    $146.60
    MT14 LED Lenser Safari Torch

    MT14 LED Lenser Safari Torch

    $154.00
    On Sale P3R Ledlenser Safari Torch

    P3R Ledlenser Safari Torch

    $80.00 $67.00 Save 16%
    New In LED Lenser ML6 Rechargeable Safari Lantern

    LED Lenser ML6 Rechargeable Safari Lantern

    $97.00

    Safari Beanies & Scarves Read our Safari Beanies & Scarves Packing Advice

    • It can and does get cold on safari. See our Womens Safari Jackets and Fleeces page for more information on why this is the case.
    • Pack women's garments and accessories for your safari which keep you warm. Women's safari scarves, safari beanies, and safari gloves should be considered a packing essential over the African winter - and may also be required for some mornings on summer safaris too.
    • At the very least, we recommend packing a safari beanie on any safari as they are so small and light to carry in your luggage, yet have a big effect on how warm you are should you get cold. Keep your safari beanie in the bag you take on game drives. You may well get some envious stares from others who have not had the foresight to pack a safari beanie.
    • Further to the point above, for the African summer, pack a women's safari beanie just in case. For the most part, your women's wide-brimmed safari hat should keep you warm enough, but why take the risk? Please also take note of the altitude of the area in which you are going on safari. The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, as an example, is over 2000 metres above sea level and most camps are on the rim of the crater and so may have cold temperatures (morning and evenings in particular) and precipitation throughout the year, so we would recommend taking warmer safari accessories just in case.
    • Pack safari scarves, safari beanies, and safari gloves in safari colours.

    Number of women's safari scarves, safari beanies, and safari gloves to pack for your safari:
    1 x women's safari scarf; 1 x women's safari beanie; 1 x women's safari gloves - although you should be fine tucking your hands into your women's safari jacket or fleece to keep them warm.

    New In Thusk™ Knitted Headband

    Thusk™ Knitted Headband in Winter Sand

    $36.00
    Mara&Meru™ Snood

    Mara&Meru™ Snood in Stone & White

    $25.00
    New In Thusk™ Cable Knit Beanie

    Thusk™ Cable Knit Beanie in Winter Sand

    $66.00
    New In Thusk™ Knitted Button-Scarf

    Thusk™ Knitted Button-Scarf in Winter Sage

    $65.00
    New In Thusk™ Knitted Bow-Scarf

    Thusk™ Knitted Bow-Scarf in Winter Sand

    $75.00

    Safari Insect Repellent Read our Safari Insect Repellent Packing Advice

  • Pack a highly-effective safari insect repellent for your safari - whether or not you are going to a malaria area. If you don't pack an effective insect repellent, the constant annoyance of insects such as mosquitoes, midges, and flies may dampen your enjoyment of your safari.
  • In areas with tropical diseases which are carried by insects - such as malaria - the higher the quality of the safari insect repellent you pack and constantly apply while on safari, the lower the chance of contracting any disease or illness. "Don't get bitten" just about sums up this line of thinking.
  • Insect repellents that are made and tested in tropical areas - and which are used daily - in places such as Australia we have found to be the best on numerous field tests in Africa. This is the reason why we personally use Australian-made insect repellent on our own safaris and expeditions and why we believe that you should too.
  • Apply insect repellent frequently to both your skin and clothing. For your face, spray the repellent into your hand and then apply it to your skin. Do not get it into your eyes and follow the instructions on the insect repellent bottle. For your clothing, check first that the safari insect repellent you use does not stain or damage your clothing and then apply it all over your trousers, shirt, hat, and shoes.
  • Always re-apply insect repellent after physical activities, sweating, swimming, or towelling yourself down.
  • Only use insect repellents for your safari which contain up to a maximum of 40% DEET. Some manufacturers include more DEET than that in their formula, but it does not increase the efficacy of the repellent - only the length of time it stays on your skin. Rather re-apply more frequently than use a repellent with more than 40% DEET.
  • Travel tip: Many of our clients make the mistake of only packing insect repellent for their safari and not for their beach holiday after their safari. Simply put, the risk of malaria is greater in coastal, tropical areas where there are usually much higher concentrations of people than in the wilderness and back country of Africa where you will go on safari. Pack enough insect repellent to cover your beach holiday - or onward travel in Africa - too.
  • Number of bottles of safari insect repellent to pack:
    Up to 4-day safari: 1 x bottle per person; Up to 8-day safari: 2 x bottles per person; Up to 12-day safari: 3 x bottles per person


    *Local conditions such as the time of year and presence of rain will determine the number of insects you may encounter on your safari. We prefer to err on taking a few too many bottles on safari than running out. For any extras after your safari, note that most insect repellents should last for a number of years and you will be able to use them at home during the summer months.

    Bushman Ultra Insect Repellent Pump Spray

    Bushman Ultra Insect Repellent Pump Spray

    $15.50
    Special Offer Buy 2 Offer - Bushman Insect Repellent

    Buy 2 Offer - Bushman Insect Repellent

    $31.00 $26.25 Save 15%
    RID™ Tropical Strength Insect Repellent Spray (Safari & Travel)

    RID™ Tropical Strength Insect Repellent Spray (Safari & Travel)

    $15.00
    Kids RID™ Insect Repellent

    Kids RID™ Insect Repellent

    $8.45
    RID™ Tropical Strength Insect Repellent Roll-On (Safari & Travel)

    RID™ Tropical Strength Insect Repellent Roll-On (Safari & Travel)

    $15.00
    RID™ Traditional Mini Roll On (Hand Luggage, Hand Bag, Man Bag)

    RID™ Traditional Mini Roll On (Hand Luggage, Hand Bag, Man Bag)

    $7.45
    RID™ Insect Repellent & SPF50+ Sunscreen Combo (100ml)

    RID™ Insect Repellent & SPF50+ Sunscreen Combo (100ml)

    $14.60
    Expedition Bite & Sting Relief (50ml)

    Expedition Bite & Sting Relief (50ml)

    $7.00
    Portable Mosquito Killer Unit

    Portable Mosquito Killer Unit

    $12.95
    Portable Mosquito Killer Refill Tablets (Pack of 5)

    Portable Mosquito Killer Refill Tablets (Pack of 5)

    $12.00
    Single MicroNet Mosquito Net

    Single MicroNet Mosquito Net

    $31.00
    Double MicroNet Mosquito Net

    Double MicroNet Mosquito Net

    $37.95

    Safari Sunscreen Read our Safari Sunscreen Packing Advice

    • When the African sun gets to full strength from midday to early in the afternoon, it can be fierce. Pack a highly effective safari sunscreen which has been proven to work under an intense sun.
    • It is sensible to select a sunscreen which offers a broad spectrum, long-lasting transparent protection from both UVA and UVB light.
    • As most safaris are active, also opt for a sunscreen which allows you to perspire without losing the efficacy of the active ingredients. As a general rule, we recommend sprays over creams for this reason.
    • Apply sunscreen before you head out into the sun to allow it to absorb into your skin.
    • Re-apply safari sunscreen frequently. Also re-apply safari sunscreen after prolonged physical exertion and if you have towelled yourself down, worn a shirt over skin which you have treated with sunscreen, and after swimming.
    • Even if conditions on safari are overcast, we still recommend that you apply sunscreen as your skin may still be affected by the UVA and UVB light.

    Number of bottles of safari sunscreen to pack:
    Up to 4-day safari: 1 x bottle per person; Up to 8-day safari: 2 x bottles per person; Up to 12-day safari: 3 x bottles per person


    *Take into account how many hours of the day you will be in the sun when on safari in determining how much sunscreen to take - and the strength of the sunscreen. For game drives, you will usually be in the sun for 4 to 6 hours but, for longer walking safaris and certainly for canoe safaris, this may be quite a bit longer than that. For canoe safaris, also bear in mind that the effect of the sun is strengthened by light bouncing off the water.

    SafariSUN™ SPF15 SPORT Sunscreen (150ml)

    SafariSUN™ SPF15 SPORT Sunscreen (150ml)

    $12.32
    New In SPF 30 Safari Sports Sunscreen Spray by Ultrasun (150ml)

    SPF 30 Safari Sports Sunscreen Spray by Ultrasun (150ml)

    $32.00
    New In SPF 50+ Extreme Safari Sunscreen Gel by Ultrasun (100ml)

    SPF 50+ Extreme Safari Sunscreen Gel by Ultrasun (100ml)

    $28.00

    Safari Shirts for safari

    Women's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ SafariLife™ Long Sleeve Travel & Everyday Shirt

    Women's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ SafariLife™ Long Sleeve Travel & Everyday Shirt in Powder Blue

    $68.00
    Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ SafariLife Long Sleeve Travel & Everyday Shirt

    Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ SafariLife Long Sleeve Travel & Everyday Shirt in Powder Blue

    $68.00
    Men's Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt (Office & Outdoors)

    Men's Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt (Office & Outdoors) in Midnight Blue

    $68.00
    New In Men's Mara&Meru™ Quintessential White Shirt

    Men's Mara&Meru™ Quintessential White Shirt in White

    $52.00
    New In Women's Mara&Meru™ Great White Shirt

    Women's Mara&Meru™ Great White Shirt in White

    $53.00
    New In Women's Mara&Meru™ Boyfriend Shirt

    Women's Mara&Meru™ Boyfriend Shirt in White

    $54.00
    Women's Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt (Outdoor)

    Women's Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt (Outdoor) in Midnight Blue

    $52.54

    Safari Belts

    Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt

    Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt in Batoka Brown

    $32.00
    Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt

    Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt in Wild Chestnut

    $32.00

    Safari Hats Read our Safari Hats Packing Advice

    • For the best protection from the strength of the midday sun in Africa - for your neck and face - pack a wide-brimmed women'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. A wide-brimmed women's safari hat is literally your first line of defence against sunburn.
    • Wide-brimmed women's safari hats also provide shelter when it rains. We find that a wide-brimmed safari hat definitely makes it more comfortable when you are caught out on a walk or game drive by a sudden thunderstorm or tropical shower, as at least your face remains dry and fewer drops go into your eyes.
    • Colour is key when choosing a women'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 while viewing wildlife on a walking safari.
    • Pack a women's safari hat which suits your safari style. Fortunately, there are more styles available for women today which range from leather hats to classically-styled indie and panama-shaped hats.
    • Modern wide-brimmed women's safari hats are also conveniently packable and are easy manipulate back into shape. A note though: not all hats are packable and should be carried with your carry-on luggage - and, even when a hat is packable, never crush your safari hat under a hard object - such as shoes or binoculars - when packing.

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

    On Sale Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable)

    Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable) in Meerkat

    $40.00 $35.00 Save 12%
    New In Rufiji™ Leather Explorer Safari Hat (Unisex)

    Rufiji™ Leather Explorer Safari Hat (Unisex) in Driftwood

    $57.50
    New In Mara&Meru™ Indie Safari Hat

    Mara&Meru™ Indie Safari Hat in Winter Grass

    $40.00
    New In Mara&Meru™ Panama Safari Hat (Unisex)

    Mara&Meru™ Panama Safari Hat (Unisex) in Tawny

    $43.33
    New In Mara&Meru™ Serengeti Safari Hat

    Mara&Meru™ Serengeti Safari Hat in Tawny

    $36.00
    Men's Wallaroo Outback Safari Hat

    Men's Wallaroo Outback Safari Hat in Brown

    $58.00 $53.00
    Men's Wallaroo Outback Safari Hat

    Men's Wallaroo Outback Safari Hat in Natural

    $58.00 $53.00
    Barmah Squashy Canvas Safari Hat

    Barmah Squashy Canvas Safari Hat in Beige

    $37.00
    Barmah Squashy Canvas Safari Hat

    Barmah Squashy Canvas Safari Hat in Brown

    $37.00
    Barmah Squashy Leather Oiled Safari Hat

    Barmah Squashy Leather Oiled Safari Hat in Dark Brown

    $56.25
    Barmah Foldaway Leather Suede Safari Hat

    Barmah Foldaway Leather Suede Safari Hat in Hickory

    $49.95
    Barmah Foldaway Bronco Full Grain Leather Safari Hat

    Barmah Foldaway Bronco Full Grain Leather Safari Hat in Dark Brown

    $56.25

    Safari Toiletry Bags for Travel

    Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather Selous Travel Toiletry Bag, with wooden soap box

    Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather Selous Travel Toiletry Bag, with wooden soap box in Safari Tan

    $95.00
    Mara&Meru™ Leather Selous Travel Toiletry Bag, with wooden soap box

    Mara&Meru™ Leather Selous Travel Toiletry Bag, with wooden soap box in Brown

    $195.00

    Safari Pet Feeders

    New In Woof-Meow Dog Bowl Bag (Large)

    Woof-Meow Dog Bowl Bag (Large) in Safari Tan

    $115.00
    New In Woof-Meow Portable Dog Bowl Bag (Small)

    Woof-Meow Portable Dog Bowl Bag (Small) in Safari Tan

    $110.00

    Safari Outdoor & Travel Clothing Read our Safari Outdoor & Travel Clothing Packing Advice

    • While safari-coloured clothing is ideal to wear when you travel to your safari and to relax in around camp, sometimes nothing beats a crisp white shirt to wear around camp - or to dinner at night.
    • When our founder Steve used to work as a safari guide this is exactly what the guiding team used to do for dinner. After a long hot day in the sun, take a long bath or refreshing shower and put on a crisp white shirt or a stylish blue travel shirt for the evening to look and feel great.
    • Packing extra safari shirts will of course depend on how much space you have left in your safari luggage once you have packed the essential safari clothing and gear.
    • If space is limited only take an extra shirt which is not safari-coloured and wear the shirt with your safari trousers or shorts.
    New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Benin

    $47.00
    New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Ghanzi

    $47.00
    New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Gweru

    $47.00
    New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Isiolo

    $47.00
    New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Juba

    $47.00
    New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Kandi

    $47.00
    New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Lagos

    $47.00
    New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Moshi

    $47.00
    New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Oran

    $47.00
    New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Shakawe

    $47.00
    New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Thika

    $47.00
    New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Togo

    $47.00
    New In Women's Merrell™ Mimix Haze Ballet Pumps

    Women's Merrell™ Mimix Haze Ballet Pumps in Coral

    $81.95
    New In Women's Merrell™ Mimix Haze Ballet Pumps

    Women's Merrell™ Mimix Haze Ballet Pumps in Dynasty Green

    $81.95
    Women's Merrell™ Terran Post Sandals (Outdoor)

    Women's Merrell™ Terran Post Sandals (Outdoor) in Red Clay

    $64.95
    1000 Mile Blister-Free Fusion RUNNING Socks

    1000 Mile Blister-Free Fusion RUNNING Socks in White

    $16.25
    1000 Mile Blister-Free SKIING Socks

    1000 Mile Blister-Free SKIING Socks in Kingfisher

    $23.12
    1000 Mile Blister-Free SKIING Socks

    1000 Mile Blister-Free SKIING Socks in Raspberry

    $23.12

    Safari Weekenders

    The Sandstorm Canvas Odyssey Safari Bag

    The Sandstorm Canvas Odyssey Safari Bag in Green

    $330.00
    The Sandstorm Canvas Odyssey Safari Bag

    The Sandstorm Canvas Odyssey Safari Bag in Tan

    $330.00

    Safari Totes & Champagne Coolers

    The Sandstorm Medium Safari Tote

    The Sandstorm Medium Safari Tote in Mocca

    $170.00

    Safari Luggage Trolley Read our Safari Luggage Trolley Packing Advice

    • Pack a travel trolley for your safari to help you carry your soft-sided luggage.
    • You are not meant to take safari luggage which is hard-sided or which has a rigid frame and so using a travel trolley which is collapsible is a good idea.
    • Simply remove your safari travel trolley from your safari luggage when you do not need to wheel your safari luggage and either take into the cabin with you or see if you can check it in for your international flights.

    Number of safari travel trolleys to pack for your safari:
    1 x safari travel trolley per large safari bag.
    *Note: Please ensure that no part of your safari luggage is touching the floor when you are wheeling it as this could damage your bag.

    Telescopic Travel Trolley

    Telescopic Travel Trolley

    $23.00

    Safari Travel Adaptors

    Worldwide Adaptor + USB

    Worldwide Adaptor + USB

    $55.90

    Safari Locks & Scales

    TSA Brass Travel Sentry

    TSA Brass Travel Sentry

    $9.99
    Digital Luggage Scale

    Digital Luggage Scale

    $11.45

    Safari Trophy Cameras

    Bushnell Trophy Cam

    Bushnell Trophy Cam

    $248.75
    Bushnell Natureview Cam HD

    Bushnell Natureview Cam HD

    $268.76

    Safari Multi-tools

    SOG PowerAssist Safari Knife in black oxide with nylon sheath

    SOG PowerAssist Safari Knife in black oxide with nylon sheath

    $145.00
    New In Tool Logic Survival II Credit Card Multi-tool

    Tool Logic Survival II Credit Card Multi-tool

    $39.95
    New In Swiss+Tech Micro Tech 6-in-1 Key Ring Multi-tool

    Swiss+Tech Micro Tech 6-in-1 Key Ring Multi-tool

    $7.45
    Swiss+Tech Micro Max XI 19-in-1 Key ring multi function tool

    Swiss+Tech Micro Max XI 19-in-1 Key ring multi function tool

    $14.95
    Swiss+Tech Utili-Key™ 6-In-1

    Swiss+Tech Utili-Key™ 6-In-1

    $10.95

    Safari Safe drinking water

    LifeSaver Bottle 4000UF

    LifeSaver Bottle 4000UF

    $115.58
    Lifesaver 4000UF Cartridge

    Lifesaver 4000UF Cartridge

    $115.58
    Lifesaver activated Carbon Filters (4pk)

    Lifesaver activated Carbon Filters (4pk)

    $24.52
    Lifesaver Cube

    Lifesaver Cube

    $116.70
    Lifesaver Cube activated carbon filters (12pk)

    Lifesaver Cube activated carbon filters (12pk)

    $34.03
    LifeSaver Liberty Water Purifier

    LifeSaver Liberty Water Purifier in Black

    $143.60

    Safari Cleaning Kits

    Swarovski Lens Cleaning Kit

    Swarovski Lens Cleaning Kit

    $50.00

    Safari Straps & Mounts

    On Sale Swarovski Floating Neck Strap

    Swarovski Floating Neck Strap

    $75.00 $72.00

    Safari Socks Read our 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 in Green

    $15.50

    Safari Watches

    New In Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Safari & Explorer Watch in Black  (Heart Rate Monitor)

    Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Safari & Explorer Watch in Black (Heart Rate Monitor)

    $469.95
    New In Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Safari & Explorer Watch in Sapphire (Heart Rate Monitor)

    Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Safari & Explorer Watch in Sapphire (Heart Rate Monitor)

    $559.95
    Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Black

    Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Black

    $343.95
    Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Sapphire

    Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Sapphire

    $492.95
    Suunto™ Ambit2 S Graphite

    Suunto™ Ambit2 S Graphite

    $309.95
    Suunto™ Ambit3 Sport Sapphire HR

    Suunto™ Ambit3 Sport Sapphire HR

    $434.95

    Safari Cobb

    New In Premier Cobb™ with Carry Bag & Recipe Book

    Premier Cobb™ with Carry Bag & Recipe Book

    $152.95
    New In Premier Cobb™ Frying Pan

    Premier Cobb™ Frying Pan

    $44.95