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.

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

  • 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.

Safari  - The Rufiji Safari Explorer Satchel

The Rufiji Safari Explorer Satchel in Safari Tan

£115.00
The Rufiji Safari Explorer Satchel in colour Classic Khaki Green

The Rufiji Safari Explorer Satchel in Classic Khaki Green

£115.00
The Rufiji Safari Explorer Satchel in colour Khaki Tan

The Rufiji Safari Explorer Satchel in Khaki Tan

£115.00
New In Safari  - Rufiji™ BLACK - The Satchel

Rufiji™ BLACK - The Satchel in Black

£144.00
Safari  - 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
Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Selous Satchel

Mara&Meru™ Selous Satchel in Safari Tan

£140.00
Safari  - Limited Edition: Mara&Meru™ Full Leather Satchel & Pannier

Limited Edition: Mara&Meru™ Full Leather Satchel & Pannier in Brown

£395.00
Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather 3-in-1 Safari Pannier Bag

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

£195.00 £165.74 Save 15%
On Sale Safari  - Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel)

Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in Lions

£39.00 £25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in colour Maasai

Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in Maasai

£39.00 £25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in colour Bicycle

Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in Bicycle

£39.00 £25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in colour Pheasant

Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in Pheasant

£39.00 £25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in colour Camouflage

Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in Camouflage

£39.00 £25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in colour Moose

Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in Moose

£39.00 £25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in colour Nguni Cow&Calf

Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in Nguni Cow&Calf

£39.00 £25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in colour Wolves&Bison

Style-Your-Bag Flap (Flap Only, Excludes the Selous Satchel) in Wolves&Bison

£39.00 £25.35 Save 35%

Safari Shoes & Boots Read our Safari Shoes & Boots Advice Guide

  • 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.
  • If you are going on a walking safari in sandy areas (check with the walking safari company you have booked with) then we suggest that you pack higher rise boots with a built in tongue - such as our Rufiji™ APU Safari Combat Boots - as this will minimise the amount of sand which goes into the shoe which will cause discomfort.
  • 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.

Safari  - Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Veldskoen Shoes

Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Veldskoen Shoes in Ruaha Rust

£95.00
Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Veldskoen Shoes in colour Kalahari Khaki

Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Veldskoen Shoes in Kalahari Khaki

£95.00
Safari  - Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots

Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots in Wildebeest Brown

£135.00
Safari  - Rufiji™ Explorer Outdoor Veldskoen Shoes (thin sole UK size)

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

£95.00
Safari  - Rufiji™ Explorer Veldskoen Shoes (original)

Rufiji™ Explorer Veldskoen Shoes (original) in Namib Red

£95.00
On Sale Safari  - Women's Merrell™ Mimix Haze Ballet Pumps

Women's Merrell™ Mimix Haze Ballet Pumps in Coral

£65.00 £45.50 Save 30%
On Sale Women's Merrell™ Mimix Haze Ballet Pumps in colour Dynasty Green

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

£65.00 £45.50 Save 30%
Safari  - Women's Merrell™ Terran Post Sandals (Outdoor)

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

£55.00

Safari Hats Read our Safari Hats Advice Guide

The advice below is a summary. If you are looking for more information & expert advice then please click here for our full safari hat advice guide.

  • 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.

Safari  - Men's Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Adjustable)

Men's Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Adjustable) in Meerkat

£49.00
Men's Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Adjustable) in colour Khaki

Men's Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Adjustable) in Khaki

£49.00
Safari  - Women's Indie Safari Hat

Women's Indie Safari Hat in Winter Grass

£36.00
Safari  - Women's Serengeti Safari Hat

Women's Serengeti Safari Hat in Tawny

£32.00
Safari  - Canvas Drover Safari Hat

Canvas Drover Safari Hat in Brown

£45.00
Canvas Drover Safari Hat in colour Beige

Canvas Drover Safari Hat in Beige

£45.00
Safari  - Men's Panama Safari Hat (Adjustable)

Men's Panama Safari Hat (Adjustable) in Tawny

£40.00
Safari  - Women's Panama Safari Hat (Adjustable)

Women's Panama Safari Hat (Adjustable) in Tawny

£40.00
Safari  - Squashy Leather Oiled Safari Hat

Squashy Leather Oiled Safari Hat in Dark Brown

£55.00
Safari  - Foldaway Leather Suede Safari Hat

Foldaway Leather Suede Safari Hat in Hickory

£50.00
Safari  - Foldaway Bronco Full Grain Leather Safari Hat

Foldaway Bronco Full Grain Leather Safari Hat in Dark Brown

£60.00
New In Safari  - Barmah Hats Waterproofing and Conditioning Spray – 150ml pump spray (suitable for leather & suede)

Barmah Hats Waterproofing and Conditioning Spray – 150ml pump spray (suitable for leather & suede)

£7.95

Safari Holdalls & Duffle Bags Read our Safari Holdalls & Duffle Bags Advice Guide

  • For your main large safari duffel or safari holdall, choose safari luggage which is soft and squashable and which has no frame. This is especially true for safari travel to Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, and Kenya and the reason for this is rather a practical one. The majority of safari lodges and camps within these countries are accessible only by light aircraft. As a result, in order for your pilot to fit your luggage into the small, cramped hold, your luggage must not have hard sides, nor rigid frames or structure, and should rather be soft-sided so that the pilot is able to fit (squash) your bag into the plane. The same is true for some overland and expedition-style safaris where there will be limited space for luggage in the safari 4x4.
  • Please check with the safari company you have booked with about luggage limitations for the internal flights on your safari, as the requirements may vary from safari to safari. Where luggage weight limitations are specified please note that - as the maximum take-off weight in any aircraft has to be strictly adhered to by pilots to maximise your safety on each flight - you may find that your pilot will not be able to take any luggage over the maximum allowed weight per passenger. In this instance, you may have to pay for your luggage to be flown separately.
  • Use a travel trolley to carry your main safari duffel or safari holdall as you are not meant to take safari luggage with a frame. Simply remove the travel trolley from your safari luggage when you do not need to wheel your safari luggage, collapse it, and either stow it in the hold or take it with you into the cabin. Your safari pilot will be able to advise which option he or she prefers.

Number of large, soft-sided safari bags to pack for your safari:
1 x large safari duffel or holdall bag per person.

Safari  - The Rufiji Safari Explorer II - Canvas & Leather Safari Duffle Bag

The Rufiji Safari Explorer II - Canvas & Leather Safari Duffle Bag in Safari Tan

£229.00
The Rufiji Safari Explorer II - Canvas & Leather Safari Duffle Bag in colour Classic Khaki Green

The Rufiji Safari Explorer II - Canvas & Leather Safari Duffle Bag in Classic Khaki Green

£229.00
New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Southern Cross Safari Voyager III Duffle Bag

Mara&Meru™ Southern Cross Safari Voyager III Duffle Bag

£395.00
Special Offer Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Quintessential Leather Bag (Safari,Travel,Everyday)

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

£595.00 £498.00 Save 16%
New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager III Duffle Bag

Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager III Duffle Bag in Safari Tan

£375.00
Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager III Duffle Bag with built-in Suit Bag

Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager III Duffle Bag with built-in Suit Bag in Khaki Tan

£395.00
Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager III Duffle Bag with built-in Suit Bag in colour Safari Tan

Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager III Duffle Bag with built-in Suit Bag in Safari Tan

£395.00

Safari Totes & Champagne Coolers

On Sale Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Leather Safari Companion Bag

Mara&Meru™ Leather Safari Companion Bag in Sable Brown

£265.00 £185.50 Save 30%
New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Safari Tote

Mara&Meru™ Safari Tote in Grey with leather trim

£145.00
Safari  - The Sandstorm Medium Safari Tote

The Sandstorm Medium Safari Tote in Tan

£130.00

Safari Sunglasses Read our Safari Sunglasses Advice Guide

  • 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.

Safari  - Men's Bollé Clint Sunglasses

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

£118.00
Safari  - Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses

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

£103.00
Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses in colour Matte Violet (Polarized)

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

£103.00
Safari  - Serengeti Brera Sanded Dark Brown Polarized Drivers Lenses

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

£225.00
Safari  - Martino Serengeti Shiny Black 555nm® Polarized Sunglasses

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

£198.00
Safari  - Merano Black Serengeti Sunglasses

Merano Black Serengeti Sunglasses

£198.00

Safari Books & Maps

Safari  - 'The Safari Companion,' by Richard Estes

'The Safari Companion,' by Richard Estes

£22.00
Safari  - 'Madagascar Wildlife'

'Madagascar Wildlife'

£16.99
Safari  - 'Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa'

'Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa'

£36.00
Safari  - 'Sasol Birds of Southern Africa'

'Sasol Birds of Southern Africa'

£15.50
Safari  - 'Madagascar'

'Madagascar'

£15.99
Safari  - 'Malawi'

'Malawi'

£16.99
Safari  - 'Mozambique'

'Mozambique'

£13.99
Safari  - 'Rwanda'

'Rwanda'

£14.99
Safari  - 'Uganda'

'Uganda'

£17.99
Safari  - 'Zambia'

'Zambia'

£18.99
Safari  - 'The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood'

'The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood'

£12.99
Safari  - 'Ethiopia'

'Ethiopia'

£16.99
Safari  - Reise Map of Angola

Reise Map of Angola

£8.29
Safari  - Reise Map of Congo (Brazzaville) and Democratic Republic of Congo

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

£8.29
Safari  - Reise Map of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti

Reise Map of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti

£8.29
Safari  - Reise Map of Kenya

Reise Map of Kenya

£8.29
Safari  - Reise Map of Madagascar

Reise Map of Madagascar

£8.29
Safari  - Reise Map of Morocco

Reise Map of Morocco

£8.29
Safari  - Reise Map of Mozambique and Malawi

Reise Map of Mozambique and Malawi

£8.29
Safari  - Reise Map of South Africa

Reise Map of South Africa

£8.29
Safari  - Reise Map of Tanzania

Reise Map of Tanzania

£8.29
Safari  - Reise Map of Uganda

Reise Map of Uganda

£8.29
Safari  - Reise Map of Zambia

Reise Map of Zambia

£8.29
Safari  - Reise Map of Zimbabwe

Reise Map of Zimbabwe

£8.29
Safari  - Reise Map of Senegal and The Gambia

Reise Map of Senegal and The Gambia

£8.29

Safari Gift ideas for her

Safari  - 'Out of Africa,' by Karen Blixen

'Out of Africa,' by Karen Blixen

£8.99

Safari Binoculars Read our Safari Binoculars Advice Guide

  • 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.

Safari  - Swarovski™ EL 10x42 SWAROVISION Binoculars (Green)

Swarovski™ EL 10x42 SWAROVISION Binoculars (Green)

£1,710.00
Safari  - Swarovski CL10x25 Pocket Binoculars (Green with wild nature accessory pack)

Swarovski CL10x25 Pocket Binoculars (Green with wild nature accessory pack) in Green

£680.00
Safari  - Vortex™ Diamondback HD 10x42 Binoculars

Vortex™ Diamondback HD 10x42 Binoculars

£269.00
Safari  - Vortex™ Crossfire HD 10x42 Binoculars

Vortex™ Crossfire HD 10x42 Binoculars

£189.00

Safari Torches (flashlights) Read our Safari Torches (flashlights) Advice Guide

  • Packing a good safari torch (flashlight) 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.

    Safari  - P3 Core Ledlenser Safari Torch

    P3 Core Ledlenser Safari Torch

    £17.95
    Safari  - P5 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    P5 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    £44.95
    Safari  - X21.2 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    X21.2 Ledlenser Safari Torch

    £329.95
    New In Safari  - LED Lenser ML6 Rechargeable Safari Lantern

    LED Lenser ML6 Rechargeable Safari Lantern

    £99.95
    New In Safari  - P7 Core LED Lenser Torch

    P7 Core LED Lenser Torch

    £74.95
    New In Safari  - H5 CORE LED Headlamp

    H5 CORE LED Headlamp

    £64.96

    Safari Beanies & Scarves Read our Safari Beanies & Scarves Advice Guide

    • 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.

    Special Offer Safari  - Thusk™ Zulu Knitted Headband

    Thusk™ Zulu Knitted Headband in Winter Sand

    £27.00 £24.00 Save 11%
    Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Snood

    Mara&Meru™ Snood in Stone & White

    £19.00
    Safari  - Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf

    Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf in Giraffe

    £22.00
    Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf in colour Zebra

    Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf in Zebra

    £22.00
    Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf in colour Giraffe&Zebra

    Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf in Giraffe&Zebra

    £22.00
    Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf in colour Giraffe Olive

    Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf in Giraffe Olive

    £22.00
    Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf in colour Zebra Olive

    Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf in Zebra Olive

    £22.00
    Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf in colour Giraffe&Zebra Olive

    Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf in Giraffe&Zebra Olive

    £22.00
    Special Offer Safari  - Thusk™ Zulu Cable Knit Beanie

    Thusk™ Zulu Cable Knit Beanie in Winter Sand

    £49.50 £39.95 Save 19%
    Special Offer Safari  - Thusk™ Zulu Knitted Button-Scarf

    Thusk™ Zulu Knitted Button-Scarf in Winter Sage

    £49.00 £39.00 Save 20%
    Special Offer Safari  - Thusk™ Zulu Knitted Bow-Scarf

    Thusk™ Zulu Knitted Bow-Scarf in Winter Sand

    £59.00 £49.00 Save 17%
    Safari  - Thusk™ Zulu Rib Knit Beanie

    Thusk™ Zulu Rib Knit Beanie in Winter Sage

    £47.00
    Thusk™ Zulu Rib Knit Beanie in colour Winter Sand

    Thusk™ Zulu Rib Knit Beanie in Winter Sand

    £47.00

    Safari Insect Repellent Read our Safari Insect Repellent Advice Guide

  • 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.

    Safari  - Bushman Ultra Insect Repellent Pump Spray

    Bushman Ultra Insect Repellent Pump Spray

    £10.95
    Safari  - RID™ Tropical Strength Insect Repellent Spray (Safari & Travel)

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

    £13.95
    Safari  - Expedition Bite & Sting Relief (20ml)

    Expedition Bite & Sting Relief (20ml)

    £5.00
    Safari  - Single MicroNet Mosquito Net

    Single MicroNet Mosquito Net

    £25.00
    Safari  - Double MicroNet Mosquito Net

    Double MicroNet Mosquito Net

    £29.99
    New In Safari  - Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitiser

    Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitiser

    £4.50

    Safari Socks & Ankle Gaiters Read our Safari Socks & Ankle Gaiters Advice Guide

    • 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.
    • Ankle gaiters are ideal for walking in the bush as they offer both your ankles and socks more protection from thorns, wet grass, grass seeds, and anything scurrying around at ankle level. A must-have for longer walking safaris, but useful on any bush walk.

    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.

    Number of Ankle Gaiters to pack for your safari:
    Pack 1 x Pair per person.

    Safari  - Safari Canvas Gaiters

    Safari Canvas Gaiters in Khaki canvas

    £25.00
    Safari  - Rufiji™ Safari Canvas Gaiters (Unisex)

    Rufiji™ Safari Canvas Gaiters (Unisex) in Safari Tan

    £25.00
    Safari  - Rufiji™ Safari Suede Gaiters (Unisex)

    Rufiji™ Safari Suede Gaiters (Unisex) in Safari Green

    £32.00
    Safari  - Ultimate Blister-Free Safari Socks

    Ultimate Blister-Free Safari Socks in Green

    £14.50

    Safari Sunscreen Read our Safari Sunscreen Advice Guide

    • 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.

    Safari  - SafariSUN™ SPF50+ ULTRA Sunscreen (150ml)

    SafariSUN™ SPF50+ ULTRA Sunscreen (150ml)

    £14.86
    Safari  - SafariSUN™ SPF15 SPORT Sunscreen (150ml)

    SafariSUN™ SPF15 SPORT Sunscreen (150ml)

    £9.85
    New In Safari  - SPF 30 Safari Sports Sunscreen Spray by Ultrasun (150ml)

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

    £26.00
    New In Safari  - SPF 50+ Extreme Safari Sunscreen Gel by Ultrasun (100ml)

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

    £22.00

    Safari Evenings, Outdoor & Travel Clothing Read our Safari Evenings, Outdoor & Travel Clothing Advice Guide

    • 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, worked 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.
    On Sale Safari  - Women's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Travel & Outdoor Shirt

    Women's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Travel & Outdoor Shirt in Powder Blue

    £59.00 £29.50 Save 50%
    On Sale Safari  - Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Travel & Outdoor Shirt

    Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Travel & Outdoor Shirt in Powder Blue

    £59.00 £29.50 Save 50%
    On Sale Safari  - Men's Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt (Office & Outdoors)

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

    £59.00 £44.25 Save 25%
    On Sale Safari  - Men's Mara&Meru™ Quintessential White Shirt

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

    £45.00 £39.13 Save 13%
    On Sale Safari  - Women's Classic Shirt with subtle stretch

    Women's Classic Shirt with subtle stretch in White

    £45.00 £29.00 Save 36%
    On Sale Safari  - Women's Boyfriend Shirt with subtle stretch

    Women's Boyfriend Shirt with subtle stretch in White

    £46.00 £40.00 Save 13%
    On Sale Safari  - Women's Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt (Outdoor)

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

    £45.00 £33.75 Save 25%

    Safari Belts

    Safari  - Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt

    Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt in Wild Chestnut

    £25.00
    Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt in colour Batoka Brown

    Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt in Batoka Brown

    £25.00

    Safari Jewellery

    New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Paradise Flycatcher Silver Necklace

    Mara&Meru™ Paradise Flycatcher Silver Necklace

    £75.00
    New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Necklace

    Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Necklace

    £75.00
    New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Pearl Spotted Owlet Silver Necklace

    Mara&Meru™ Pearl Spotted Owlet Silver Necklace

    £75.00
    New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Africa Silver Ring

    Mara&Meru™ Africa Silver Ring

    £66.00
    New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Black Rhino Silver Cuff-links

    Mara&Meru™ Black Rhino Silver Cuff-links

    £75.00
    New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Earrings

    Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Earrings

    £75.00

    Safari Toiletry Bags for Travel Read our Safari Toiletry Bags for Travel Advice Guide

    • Most safari luggage does not have a built in area for a safari washbag - mind you, not many bags do - and so you should keep your toiletries separate to your clothes by using a safari washbag.
    • If you prefer to travel with your own soap, then please select one of our washbags which comes with a wooden soap box so that you don't get soap on your toothbrush.

    Number of safari washbags to pack for your safari:
    1 x safari washbag per person.

    Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather Selous Travel Toiletry Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather Selous Travel Toiletry Bag in Safari Tan

    £89.00
    Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Leather Selous Travel Toiletry Bag

    Mara&Meru™ Leather Selous Travel Toiletry Bag in Brown

    £179.00

    Safari Pet Feeders

    On Sale Safari  - Woof-Meow Portable Dog Cat Pet Bowl Bag (Large)

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

    £95.00 £59.85 Save 37%
    On Sale Safari  - Woof-Meow Portable Dog Cat Pet Bowl Bag (Small)

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

    £89.00 £56.07 Save 37%

    Safari Weekenders & Carry-ons Read our Safari Weekenders & Carry-ons Advice Guide

    • These weekender and carry-on bags are ideal for short trips away and for use every day. They may also be used for very short safaris and adventure travel.
    • If you are looking for a bag which is suitable for both short and long trips then please look no further than our Voyager range. These bags all adjust from weekender sized bags to large duffels - simply by zipping on end pockets. You get to decide which version of the bag to take on your next adventure.
    • A soft and squashable bag is a safari packing essential.

    Number of weekender bags to pack for your short trips and safaris: x1

    Safari  - The Sandstorm Canvas Odyssey Safari Bag

    The Sandstorm Canvas Odyssey Safari Bag in Tan

    £249.00
    Safari  - The Sandstorm Weekender

    The Sandstorm Weekender in Tan

    £295.00
    The Sandstorm Weekender in colour Green

    The Sandstorm Weekender in Green

    £295.00

    Safari Travel Adaptors

    Safari  - UK-SA Travel Adaptor

    UK-SA Travel Adaptor

    £5.99

    Safari Luggage Trolley Read our Safari Luggage Trolley Advice Guide

    • 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.

    Safari  - Telescopic Travel Trolley

    Telescopic Travel Trolley

    £19.00

    Safari Locks & Scales

    Safari  - TSA Brass Travel Sentry

    TSA Brass Travel Sentry

    £7.99
    Safari  - Digital Luggage Scale

    Digital Luggage Scale

    £9.50

    Safari Multi-tools

    Safari  - SOG PowerAssist Safari Knife in Black Oxide with Nylon Sheath

    SOG PowerAssist Safari Knife in Black Oxide with Nylon Sheath

    £115.00
    New In Safari  - Tool Logic Survival II Credit Card Multi-tool

    Tool Logic Survival II Credit Card Multi-tool

    £24.95

    Safari Safe drinking water

    Safari  - Lifesaver 4000UF Cartridge

    Lifesaver 4000UF Cartridge

    £99.96
    Safari  - Lifesaver activated Carbon Filters (4pk)

    Lifesaver activated Carbon Filters (4pk)

    £21.00
    Safari  - Lifesaver Cube activated carbon filters (12pk)

    Lifesaver Cube activated carbon filters (12pk)

    £29.15
    Safari  - LifeSaver Liberty Water Purifier

    LifeSaver Liberty Water Purifier in Black

    £124.99
    Safari  - Source Widepac Hydration System 3 Litre

    Source Widepac Hydration System 3 Litre

    £30.00

    Safari Cleaning Kits

    Safari  - Swarovski Lens Cleaning Kit

    Swarovski Lens Cleaning Kit

    £40.00

    Safari Straps & Mounts

    On Sale Safari  - Swarovski Floating Neck Strap

    Swarovski Floating Neck Strap

    £56.40 £54.00

    Safari Outdoor, Travel & More

    Safari  - 1000 Mile Blister-Free Fusion RUNNING Socks

    1000 Mile Blister-Free Fusion RUNNING Socks in White

    £13.00
    Safari  - 1000 Mile Blister-Free SKIING Socks

    1000 Mile Blister-Free SKIING Socks in Kingfisher

    £18.49
    1000 Mile Blister-Free SKIING Socks in colour Raspberry

    1000 Mile Blister-Free SKIING Socks in Raspberry

    £18.49

    Safari Watches

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

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

    £410.00
    New In Safari  - Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Safari & Explorer Watch in Sapphire (Heart Rate Monitor)

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

    £500.00 £450.00 Save 10%
    Safari  - Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Black

    Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Black

    £360.00 £275.00 Save 24%
    Safari  - Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Sapphire

    Suunto™ Ambit3 Peak Sapphire

    £450.00 £395.00 Save 12%
    Safari  - Suunto™ Ambit2 S Graphite

    Suunto™ Ambit2 S Graphite

    £275.00 £249.00 Save 9%
    Safari  - Suunto™ Ambit3 Sport Sapphire HR

    Suunto™ Ambit3 Sport Sapphire HR

    £492.00 £349.00 Save 29%

    Safari Cobb

    New In Safari  - Premier Cobb™ Griddle

    Premier Cobb™ Griddle

    £32.00

    Safari Kikoys

    Safari  - Kongoni Kikoys

    Kongoni Kikoys in MK281

    £22.50
    Kongoni Kikoys in colour MK259

    Kongoni Kikoys in MK259

    £22.50
    Kongoni Kikoys in colour MK243

    Kongoni Kikoys in MK243

    £22.50
    Kongoni Kikoys in colour MK244

    Kongoni Kikoys in MK244

    £22.50
    Kongoni Kikoys in colour MK239

    Kongoni Kikoys in MK239

    £22.50
    Kongoni Kikoys in colour MK236

    Kongoni Kikoys in MK236

    £22.50
    Kongoni Kikoys in colour MK230

    Kongoni Kikoys in MK230

    £22.50
    Kongoni Kikoys in colour MK339/3

    Kongoni Kikoys in MK339/3

    £22.50
    Safari  - Kifaru Kikoys

    Kifaru Kikoys in MKS231

    £22.50
    Kifaru Kikoys in colour MK334/3

    Kifaru Kikoys in MK334/3

    £22.50
    Kifaru Kikoys in colour MK225

    Kifaru Kikoys in MK225

    £22.50