Safari gift guide for women

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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 Gift ideas for her - Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots

Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots in Wildebeest Brown

$195.00

Safari Totes & Champagne Coolers

On Sale Safari Gift ideas for her - Mara&Meru™ Leather Safari Companion Bag

Mara&Meru™ Leather Safari Companion Bag in Sable Brown

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On Sale Safari Gift ideas for her - Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Lagos

$47.00 $18.80 Save 60%
On Sale Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in colour Togo

Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag in Togo

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New In Safari Gift ideas for her - Mara&Meru™ Safari Tote

Mara&Meru™ Safari Tote

$158.00

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 Gift ideas for her - Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses

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

$105.00
Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses in colour Matte Turquoise (Polarized)

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

$105.00
Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses in colour Matte Violet (Polarized)

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

$105.00

Safari Gift ideas for her

Safari Gift ideas for her - 'Out of Africa,' by Karen Blixen

'Out of Africa,' by Karen Blixen

$14.99

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 Gift ideas for her - Swarovski CL10x25 Pocket Binoculars

Swarovski CL10x25 Pocket Binoculars in Sand

$785.00
Swarovski CL10x25 Pocket Binoculars in colour Green

Swarovski CL10x25 Pocket Binoculars in Green

$785.00

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 Gift ideas for her - Thusk™ Zulu Knitted Headband

Thusk™ Zulu Knitted Headband in Winter Sand

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Special Offer Safari Gift ideas for her - Thusk™ Zulu Knitted Button-Scarf

Thusk™ Zulu Knitted Button-Scarf in Winter Sage

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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.

Special Offer Safari Gift ideas for her - Mara&Meru™ Quintessential Leather Bag (Safari,Travel,Everyday)

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

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New In Safari Gift ideas for her - Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager III Duffle Bag

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

$450.00

Safari Jewellery

New In Safari Gift ideas for her - Mara&Meru™ Paradise Flycatcher Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Paradise Flycatcher Silver Necklace

$95.00
New In Safari Gift ideas for her - Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Necklace

$95.00
New In Safari Gift ideas for her - Mara&Meru™ Pearl Spotted Owlet Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Pearl Spotted Owlet Silver Necklace

$95.00
New In Safari Gift ideas for her - Mara&Meru™ Africa Silver Ring

Mara&Meru™ Africa Silver Ring

$79.00
New In Safari Gift ideas for her - Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Earrings

Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Earrings

$90.00

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.

On Sale Safari Gift ideas for her - Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel)

Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in Lions

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Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in Maasai

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On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in colour Bicycle

Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in Bicycle

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On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in colour Pheasant

Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in Pheasant

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Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in Camouflage

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Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in Moose

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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 Gift ideas for her - Women's Indie Safari Hat

Women's Indie Safari Hat in Winter Grass

$40.00
Safari Gift ideas for her - Women's Serengeti Safari Hat

Women's Serengeti Safari Hat in Tawny

$36.00

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 Gift ideas for her - The Sandstorm Canvas Odyssey Safari Bag

The Sandstorm Canvas Odyssey Safari Bag in Green

$330.00
The Sandstorm Canvas Odyssey Safari Bag in colour Tan

The Sandstorm Canvas Odyssey Safari Bag in Tan

$330.00

Safari Watches

Safari Gift ideas for her - Suunto™ Ambit3 Sport Sapphire HR

Suunto™ Ambit3 Sport Sapphire HR

$434.95

Safari Kikoys

Safari Gift ideas for her - Laini (Soft) Kikoys

Laini (Soft) Kikoys in 002/2B

$37.50
Laini (Soft) Kikoys in colour D12/WHI

Laini (Soft) Kikoys in D12/WHI

$37.50
Laini (Soft) Kikoys in colour D2/47

Laini (Soft) Kikoys in D2/47

$37.50
Laini (Soft) Kikoys in colour 25/14

Laini (Soft) Kikoys in 25/14

$37.50
Laini (Soft) Kikoys in colour 25/47

Laini (Soft) Kikoys in 25/47

$37.50
Laini (Soft) Kikoys in colour 025/2

Laini (Soft) Kikoys in 025/2

$37.50
Laini (Soft) Kikoys in colour 02/47

Laini (Soft) Kikoys in 02/47

$37.50
Laini (Soft) Kikoys in colour D6/4

Laini (Soft) Kikoys in D6/4

$37.50
Laini (Soft) Kikoys in colour 006/05

Laini (Soft) Kikoys in 006/05

$37.50
Laini (Soft) Kikoys in colour 026/44

Laini (Soft) Kikoys in 026/44

$37.50
Laini (Soft) Kikoys in colour D6-LT-PINK

Laini (Soft) Kikoys in D6-LT-PINK

$37.50
Laini (Soft) Kikoys in colour 026/05

Laini (Soft) Kikoys in 026/05

$37.50
Safari Gift ideas for her - Kikoy Cushion Cover (70x70cm)

Kikoy Cushion Cover (70x70cm) in Red Cyan

$28.00
Kikoy Cushion Cover (70x70cm) in colour Olive

Kikoy Cushion Cover (70x70cm) in Olive

$28.00
Kikoy Cushion Cover (70x70cm) in colour Blue Atoll

Kikoy Cushion Cover (70x70cm) in Blue Atoll

$28.00
Kikoy Cushion Cover (70x70cm) in colour Orange

Kikoy Cushion Cover (70x70cm) in Orange

$28.00
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