Safari Accessories With Sun Protection

Sun Protection Factor is a measure of the amount of the sun's ultraviolet rays that reach your skin. Our MaraTech™ & BUGTech™ fabric both have an SPF of 50+, which is the highest SPF rating available today for clothing. Back that level of protection up by packing these accessories to ensure optimal protection from the sun.

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
On Sale Rufiji™ Leather Explorer Safari Hat (Unisex)

Rufiji™ Leather Explorer Safari Hat (Unisex)

$57.50 $46.00
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
Men's Wallaroo Outback Safari Hat

Men's Wallaroo Outback Safari Hat

$58.00 $53.00

Available in 2 colours
Barmah Squashy Canvas Safari Hat

Barmah Squashy Canvas Safari Hat

$37.00

Available in 2 colours
Barmah Squashy Leather Oiled Safari Hat

Barmah Squashy Leather Oiled Safari Hat

$56.25
Barmah Foldaway Leather Suede Safari Hat

Barmah Foldaway Leather Suede Safari Hat

$49.95
Barmah Foldaway Bronco Full Grain Leather Safari Hat

Barmah Foldaway Bronco Full Grain Leather Safari Hat

$56.25

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.

    RID™ Insect Repellent & SPF50+ Sunscreen Combo (100ml)

    RID™ Insect Repellent & SPF50+ Sunscreen Combo (100ml)

    $14.60

    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™ SPF50+ ULTRA Sunscreen (150ml)

    SafariSUN™ SPF50+ ULTRA Sunscreen (150ml)

    $18.57
    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 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

    $121.00

    Available in 2 colours
    Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses

    Women's Bollé 473 Sunglasses

    $105.00

    Available in 4 colours
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