• Safari Accessories By Rufiji™

    Originally designed to meet the rugged challenges of African safari travel, the Rufiji™ range of clothing, luggage, and accessories is the perfect fit for outdoor and adventure travel. With elegance and fine craftsmanship underpinning its design, Rufiji™ is a range perfectly suited to long trips, weekends away, or daily use as an expression of safari style.

Safari Shoes & Boots Read our Safari Shoes & Boots Packing Advice

  • 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.

Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (thin sole UK size)

Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (thin sole UK size) in Ruaha Rust

$115.00
Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (thin sole UK size)

Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (thin sole UK size) in Kalahari Khaki

$115.00
Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots

Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots in Wildebeest Brown

$195.00
Rufiji™ Explorer Outdoor Shoes (thin sole UK size)

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

$115.00
Rufiji™ Explorer Outdoor Shoes (original)

Rufiji™ Explorer Outdoor Shoes (original) in Namib Red

$115.00
Rufiji™ Safari Canvas Gaiters (Unisex)

Rufiji™ Safari Canvas Gaiters (Unisex) in Safari Tan

$25.00
Rufiji™ Safari Suede Gaiters (Unisex)

Rufiji™ Safari Suede Gaiters (Unisex) in Safari Green

$37.50

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

Large Soft-sided Safari Holdalls & Duffle Bags Read our Large Soft-sided Safari Holdalls & Duffle Bags Packing Advice

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

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

$275.00
Special Offer Discounted - The Rufiji™ Safari Explorer

Discounted - The Rufiji™ Safari Explorer

$245.00 $180.00 Save 27%

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

  • 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.

The Rufiji™ Safari Explorer Satchel

The Rufiji™ Safari Explorer Satchel in Safari Tan

$129.17

Safari Outdoor & Travel Clothing Read our Safari Outdoor & Travel Clothing Packing Advice

  • 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.
Women's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ SafariLife™ Long Sleeve Travel & Everyday Shirt

Women's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ SafariLife™ Long Sleeve Travel & Everyday Shirt in Powder Blue

$68.00
Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ SafariLife Long Sleeve Travel & Everyday Shirt

Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ SafariLife Long Sleeve Travel & Everyday Shirt in Powder Blue

$68.00

Safari Belts

Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt

Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt in Wild Chestnut

$32.00
Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt

Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt in Batoka Brown

$32.00
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