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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.
  • 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™ APU Combat Safari Boots

Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots

$140.00

Safari Jewellery

New In Mara&Meru™ Waterbuck Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Waterbuck Silver Necklace

$90.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Africa Heart Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Africa Heart Silver Necklace

$90.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Paradise Flycatcher Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Paradise Flycatcher Silver Necklace

$95.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Giraffe Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Giraffe Silver Necklace

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

Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Necklace

$95.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Black Rhino Africa Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Black Rhino Africa Silver Necklace

$90.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Pearl Spotted Owlet Silver Necklace

Mara&Meru™ Pearl Spotted Owlet Silver Necklace

$95.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Africa Silver Ring

Mara&Meru™ Africa Silver Ring

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

Mara&Meru™ Black Rhino Silver Cuff-links

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

Mara&Meru™ Malachite Kingfisher Silver Earrings

$90.00

Safari Backpacks, Satchels & Small Safari Bags Read our Safari 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.

New In Women's Mara&Meru™ Leather Safari Companion Bag

Women's Mara&Meru™ Leather Safari Companion Bag

$260.00
Mara&Meru™ 3-in-1 Satchel, BackPack, Pocket  (Adjustable Depth)

Mara&Meru™ 3-in-1 Satchel, BackPack, Pocket (Adjustable Depth)

$155.00 $124.00
Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel)

Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel)

$39.00
Available in 8 colours
Mara&Meru™ Selous Satchel with interchangeable front flap

Mara&Meru™ Selous Satchel with interchangeable front flap

$115.00
New In Limited Edition: Mara&Meru™ Full Leather 3-in-1 Safari Pannier Bag

Limited Edition: Mara&Meru™ Full Leather 3-in-1 Safari Pannier Bag

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

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

$259.00 $220.15
New In Mara&Meru™ Safari Tote

Mara&Meru™ Safari Tote

$158.00

Safari Beanies & Scarves Read our Safari Beanies & Scarves Packing Advice

  • 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.

New In Thusk™ Knitted Headband

Thusk™ Knitted Headband

$36.00
New In Thusk™ Cable Knit Beanie

Thusk™ Cable Knit Beanie

$66.00
New In Thusk™ Knitted Button-Scarf

Thusk™ Knitted Button-Scarf

$65.00
New In Thusk™ Knitted Bow-Scarf

Thusk™ Knitted Bow-Scarf

$75.00

Safari Large Soft-sided Safari Holdalls & Duffel Bags Read our Safari Large Soft-sided Safari Holdalls & Duffel 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.

The Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager (Your Everything Bag)

The Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager (Your Everything Bag)

$359.00 $287.20
New In Mara&Meru™ Voyager Suit Bag

Mara&Meru™ Voyager Suit Bag

$425.00

Safari Weekenders

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

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

$695.00

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 used to work 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.
Men's Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt (Office & Outdoors)

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

$68.00
New In Men's Mara&Meru™ Quintessential White Shirt

Men's Mara&Meru™ Quintessential White Shirt

$52.00
New In Women's Mara&Meru™ Great White Shirt

Women's Mara&Meru™ Great White Shirt

$53.00
New In Women's Mara&Meru™ Boyfriend Shirt

Women's Mara&Meru™ Boyfriend Shirt

$54.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

Mara&Meru™ Printed Slouch Shoulder Bag

$47.00
Available in 12 colours
Women's Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Everything Shirt (Outdoor)

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

$52.54
Mara&Meru™ Snood

Mara&Meru™ Snood

$25.00

Safari Washbags Read our Safari Washbags Packing Advice

  • 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.

Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather Selous Washbag, with wooden soap box

Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather Selous Washbag, with wooden soap box

$95.00 $76.00
Mara&Meru™ Leather Selous Washbag, with wooden soap box

Mara&Meru™ Leather Selous Washbag, with wooden soap box

$195.00

Safari Pet Feeders

New In Mara&Meru™ Woof-Meow Dog Bowl Bag (Large)

Mara&Meru™ Woof-Meow Dog Bowl Bag (Large)

$115.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Woof-Meow Bag (Small)

Mara&Meru™ Woof-Meow Bag (Small)

$110.00

Safari Gifts under £100

Wire Acacia SnareTree

Wire Acacia SnareTree

$67.00
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