Safari Accessories By Mara&Meru™

Mara&Meru™ gives expression to the wild in your veins™ by marrying hardcore technical outdoor-wear with urban everyday-wear. This versatile range of adventure-inspired luggage, clothing, and accessories is just as at home on safari, in the mountains, or on the open plains as it is in the boardroom, on the high street, or around the home. 

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  - 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

$165.00
Safari  - Limited Edition: Mara&Meru™ Full Leather Satchel & Pannier

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

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

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

$259.00 $220.15 Save 15%
On Sale Safari  - Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel)

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

$39.00 $25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in colour Maasai

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

$39.00 $25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in colour Bicycle

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

$39.00 $25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in colour Pheasant

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

$39.00 $25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in colour Camouflage

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

$39.00 $25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in colour Moose

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

$39.00 $25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in colour Nguni Cow&Calf

Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in Nguni Cow&Calf

$39.00 $25.35 Save 35%
On Sale Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in colour Wolves&Bison

Style-Your-Bag Flap (fits the Selous Satchel) in Wolves&Bison

$39.00 $25.35 Save 35%

Safari Totes & Champagne Coolers

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

Mara&Meru™ Leather Safari Companion Bag in Sable Brown

$260.00 $182.00 Save 30%
On Sale Safari  - 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

$47.00 $18.80 Save 60%
New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Safari Tote

Mara&Meru™ Safari Tote

$158.00

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.

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

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

$450.00
Special Offer Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Quintessential Leather Bag (Safari,Travel,Everyday)

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

$695.00 $598.00 Save 14%
Safari  - Voyager II Canvas & Leather Safari Duffle Bag (with built-in Suit Bag)

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

$425.00
New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager III Duffle Bag

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

$450.00
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

$495.00

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  - Women's Panama Safari Hat (Adjustable)

Women's Panama Safari Hat (Adjustable) in Tawny

$44.00
Safari  - Women's Indie Safari Hat

Women's Indie Safari Hat in Winter Grass

$40.00
Safari  - Men's Panama Safari Hat (Adjustable)

Men's Panama Safari Hat (Adjustable) in Tawny

$44.00
Safari  - Women's Serengeti Safari Hat

Women's Serengeti Safari Hat in Tawny

$36.00

Safari Jewellery

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

Mara&Meru™ Paradise Flycatcher Silver Necklace

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

Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Necklace

$95.00
On Sale Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Black Rhino Africa Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Black Rhino Africa Silver Necklace

$90.00 $49.50 Save 45%
New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Pearl Spotted Owlet Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Pearl Spotted Owlet Silver Necklace

$95.00
New In Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Africa Silver Ring

Mara&Meru™ Africa Silver Ring

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

Mara&Meru™ Black Rhino Silver Cuff-links

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

Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Earrings

$90.00

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

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

$68.00 $51.00 Save 25%
On Sale Safari  - Men's Mara&Meru™ Quintessential White Shirt

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

$52.00 $45.22 Save 13%
On Sale Safari  - Women's Classic Shirt with subtle stretch

Women's Classic Shirt with subtle stretch in White

$48.75 $31.20 Save 36%
On Sale Safari  - Women's Boyfriend Shirt with subtle stretch

Women's Boyfriend Shirt with subtle stretch in White

$49.00 $42.61 Save 13%
On Sale Safari  - Women's Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt (Outdoor)

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

$55.00 $41.25 Save 25%

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, with wooden soap box

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

$95.00
Safari  - 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
On Sale Safari  - FACTORY SHOP - Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather Selous Travel Toiletry Bag

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

$95.00 $76.00 Save 20%

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

$110.00 $69.30 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

$80.50 $50.72 Save 37%

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.

Safari  - Mara&Meru™ Snood

Mara&Meru™ Snood in Stone & White

$25.00
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