• Safari Accessories With Protect Yourself

    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 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.

Special Offer Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable)

Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable) in Meerkat

$40.00 $35.00 Save 12%
Special Offer Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable)

Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable) in Khaki

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

Rufiji™ Leather Explorer Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable) in Driftwood

$57.50
New In Mara&Meru™ Indie Safari Hat (Adjustable)

Mara&Meru™ Indie Safari Hat (Adjustable) in Winter Grass

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

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

$43.33
New In Mara&Meru™ Serengeti Safari Hat (Adjustable)

Mara&Meru™ Serengeti Safari Hat (Adjustable) 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 Canvas Safari Hat

Barmah Canvas Safari Hat in Brown

$37.00
Barmah Canvas Safari Hat

Barmah Canvas Safari Hat in Beige

$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 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 & Blue (Polarized)

$121.00
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
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 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%
    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
    Double MicroNet Mosquito Net

    Double MicroNet Mosquito Net

    $37.95

    Safari Essentials

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

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

    $15.00 $8.50 Save 43%
    RID™ Tropical Strength Insect Repellent Roll-On (Safari & Travel)

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

    $15.00 $8.50 Save 43%
    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 $7.30 Save 50%

    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 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

    $147.83

    Safari Hydration Backpack Read our Safari Hydration Backpack Packing Advice

    • Whether you are going on a full-blown walking safari or just a shorter game drive orientated safari, staying hydrated is important in Africa due to the hotter midday climate and dry air of many safari areas, which are high above sea level.
    • The benefits of staying well-hydrated in your day-to-day life are, of course, well-documented - and your safari holiday is no different.
    • Hydration packs which double as a small backpack are great for walking safaris as they allow you to drink on the go - and keep your hands free to use your binoculars or apply more sunscreen. However, they are limited in terms of space and so you are also able to carry them in addition to another backpack by slinging it over one shoulder or attaching it to your other backpack or satchel. The safari hydration pack we stock has plenty of points which can be used to attach it to another bag.
    • For active safaris such as walking safaris, gorilla safaris, canoe safaris, mekoro safaris, mountain bike and running safaris, always drink lots of water before you head out on your daily activities and then keep hydrated using your safari hydration pack.
    • Where your safari lodge has safe drinking water from which you can decant, simply fill up your safari hydration backpack before you head out into the bush. This is also good for the local environment, where dumping plastic bottles is always difficult. The last thing you want is the thought of your water bottle being dumped in the bush. The point being: it is always best to travel with your own water bottle or hydration pack into which you can pour safe drinking water.
    • Select a good hydration pack which packs very flat for when you are travelling to Africa, but which holds a good amount of water once you are there. Two- to three-litre water capacity is the ideal.
    • The pipe on a safari hydration pack also allows relatively hands-free drinking and limits wastage of water through spillage when you drink.

    Number of safari hydration packs to pack for your safari:
    1 x safari hydration pack per person.

    The Active Safari Hydration Pack (3 litres)

    The Active Safari Hydration Pack (3 litres) in Coyote

    $118.26
    The Active Safari Hydration Pack (3 litres)

    The Active Safari Hydration Pack (3 litres) in Olive

    $118.26
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