Safari Protect Yourself Gifts Under £50

It’s a wild ol’ world and you should protect yourself from the elements of it while travelling. Biting insects, the sun, night-time animals, blisters, and dodgy water are all factors when on adventure travels. Here are the products to assist with protection from all of these.

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.

New In Rufiji™ Canvas Explorer Safari Hat (Unisex)

Rufiji™ Canvas Explorer Safari Hat (Unisex)

$40.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Indie Safari Hat

Mara&Meru™ Indie Safari Hat

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

Mara&Meru™ Panama Safari Hat (Unisex)

$43.33
New In Mara&Meru™ Serengeti Safari Hat

Mara&Meru™ Serengeti Safari Hat

$43.33

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 ensure that you avoid standing on any snakes (& 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 any 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, as a 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 great for reading a book at night too 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 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
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