Rufiji™ Safari Clothing For Boys & Girls

Uncompromising outdoor & safari clothing range for boys and girls which offers high levels of sun protection and insect defence for your kids for everywhere from the back garden to a safari in Africa. Dress them for exciting days on your family outings in clothing made from technical fabrics and kit them out with accessories for the young explorer.

Boys & Girls Safari Jackets & Fleeces Read our Boys & Girls Safari Jackets & Fleeces Advice Guide

  • Children feel the cold faster than adults and so it is important when going on safari to pack a children's safari fleece to keep them warm and snug on early morning and evening game drives and through the African winter.
  • Pack a kid's safari fleece which is made from safari-friendly colours such as brown, greens, and khaki.
  • Pack a safari-coloured waterproof layer for each child if you are travelling over the rainy season for your safari.
  • Having lived in Africa through the rains we are also able to advise that the daytime temperature goes from very hot before the rains start, to much cooler once the rains have settled in. The difference may be as much as 10 to 15 degrees celsius below the average temperatures and so again we advise that a fleece or jacket is packed to keep you warm.

Number of boys' and girls' safari jackets or safari fleeces to pack for your safari:
1 x safari fleece or jacket; 1 x waterproof safari jacket should you be travelling over the rainy season.

Safari  - Boys' & Girls' Rufiji™ Long Sleeve Safari Fleece

Boys' & Girls' Rufiji™ Long Sleeve Safari Fleece in Olive

$44.00
New In Safari  - Boys' & Girls' SafariElite Bonded Safari Fleece

Boys' & Girls' SafariElite Bonded Safari Fleece in Safari Sage & Sand

$65.00

Boys & Girls Safari Shirts Read our Boys & Girls Safari Shirts 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 shirt advice section

  • It is important that you pack safari-suitable shirts for your children on safari which also offer maximum protection from the elements and defence from most biting insects.
  • Pack children's safari shirts in neutral, natural tones such as shades of khaki, brown, and green.
  • We recommend long-sleeved safari shirts for children with roll-up sleeve tabs over short-sleeved shirts. These enable boys and girls to roll their sleeves up and down to stay cool, keep warm, or to avoid sunburn on their arms. It also increases defence from most biting insects when sleeves are rolled down, which is further increased when the fabric is treated with insect repellent.
  • Kids' safari shirts with a collar also give your kids added protection from sunburn - and, again, from insect bites.
  • Look for children's safari shirts which have the following key characteristics: the ability to wick moisture to keep them cool, high level of sun protection (SPF50+ is best), and an anti-insect fabric finish assists in reducing bites from most flying and biting insects.
  • Pack more children's safari shirts made from man-made fibres (polyamide) than natural fibres (such as cotton). Man-made fibres are better at wicking moisture from the skin - and it is this movement of moisture which will keep them cool.

Number of children's safari shirts to pack for their safari:
Up to 4-day safari: x 2; Up to 8-day safari: x 4; Up to 12-day safari: x 6

Safari  - Boys' & Girls' BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt

Boys' & Girls' BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in Baobab

$47.00
Boys' & Girls' BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in colour Katavi Khaki

Boys' & Girls' BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in Katavi Khaki

$47.00
Boys' & Girls' BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in colour Willow

Boys' & Girls' BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in Willow

$47.00
Safari  - Boys' & Girls' Rufiji™ SafariElite Safari Shirt

Boys' & Girls' Rufiji™ SafariElite Safari Shirt in Serengeti Stone

$45.00
Boys' & Girls' Rufiji™ SafariElite Safari Shirt in colour Okavango Olive

Boys' & Girls' Rufiji™ SafariElite Safari Shirt in Okavango Olive

$45.00

Boys & Girls Safari Trousers & Shorts Read our Boys & Girls Safari Trousers & Shorts Advice Guide

  • When packing safari trousers for your children, pack children's safari pants made from safari-suitable colours (shades of green, khaki, and brown) and lightweight, strong fabric. Nothing beats the feeling they will get when they wear safari trousers worthy of a great conservationist or early explorer.
  • Children's safari zip-off/convertible trousers are the simplest safari trousers to pack for children as they allow for maximum versatility. By removing or adding the legs, you are able to convert them from trousers when cool to shorts when hot. Children's convertible zip-off safari pants also save on valuable packing space by being two garments in one. The legs on the children's safari convertible pants also give added protection from the sun and defence from most biting insects - even more so when their safari trousers are treated with built-in sun protection and anti-insect treatment.
  • The ideal children's safari trousers and safari shorts should offer the perfect blend of the following functionality: lightweight with built-in ripstop for added strength, a high level of built-in sun protection (SPF50+ is best), and an anti-insect finish.
  • Children's safari trousers which are made from man-made fibres (such as polyamide) are preferred over those made from natural fibres (such as cotton) to keep your children cool while on safari. These fabrics also allow your child to dry off faster should their safari trousers get wet from a rain shower or from mucking about in a stream (a crocodile- and hippo-free stream of course).
  • What is more, you will be able to wash and dry your kid's safari trousers much faster when made from man-made fibres such as polyamide.

    Number of children's safari trousers to pack for your safari:
    Up to 4-day safari: x 2; Up to 8-day safari: x 3; Up to 12-day safari: x 4

Safari  - Boys' & Girls' BUGTech Zip-Off Safari Trousers

Boys' & Girls' BUGTech Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Katavi Khaki

$55.00
Boys' & Girls' BUGTech Zip-Off Safari Trousers in colour Baobab

Boys' & Girls' BUGTech Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Baobab

$55.00
Boys' & Girls' BUGTech Zip-Off Safari Trousers in colour Willow

Boys' & Girls' BUGTech Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Willow

$55.00
Safari  - Boys' & Girls' MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers

Boys' & Girls' MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Serengeti Stone

$50.00
Boys' & Girls' MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers in colour Okavango Olive

Boys' & Girls' MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Okavango Olive

$50.00

Boys & Girls Safari Hats Read our Boys & Girls 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.

  • Keep your kid's faces out of the sun on safari activities by packing a wide-brimmed safari hat.
  • With average 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, protecting your children on safari is important as the effects of the sun will be pronounced and the risk of being burnt by the sun will be high. As a wide-brimmed safari hat sits on your children's head, it is their most important first line of defence against a hot midday African sun. Always remember to pack sunscreen though too.
  • When it pours with rain on safari and your kid's want to splash about in puddles - or if you are caught out in downpour while on a safari activity, their wide-brimmed safari hat will help keep their face and neck dry - and the rain drops out of their eyes.
  • Colour is key when choosing a safari hat for your boy(s) or girl(s) - with neutral shades such as khaki, green, or brown the best. Looking the part will also get your children into the theme of their incredible family safari too.
  • Modern wide-brimmed safari hats are conveniently packable too and so do not lose their shape when you take them out of your luggage. If they have lost a bit of shape - or your children have accidentally stomped on their hat - you are usually easily able to manipulate their safari hat back into shape. Never crush your safari hat under a hard object - such as shoes or binoculars - when packing, or let your children sit on their safari hat.

    Number of wide-brimmed children's safari hats to pack for your safari:
    1 x wide-brimmed safari hat per child.
    *Don't forget to also pack a safari beanie to keep their heads warm for the African winter - or high altitude safari.

    Please note that for the main product images we have not shown kids - only adults - wearing our hats. As the head grows faster than the rest of the body we have found that kids will always fit into "adult" hats so please shop from the products below, and use our size charts to get the correct fit for your kids.

Safari  - Men's Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Adjustable)

Men's Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Adjustable) in Meerkat

$37.00
Men's Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Adjustable) in colour Khaki

Men's Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Adjustable) in Khaki

$37.00
Safari  - Men's Explorer Leather Safari Hat (Adjustable)

Men's Explorer Leather Safari Hat (Adjustable) in Driftwood

$57.00

Boys & Girls Safari Socks & Ankle Gaiters Read our Boys & Girls Safari Socks & Ankle Gaiters Advice Guide

  • Walking in the bush while on safari is the quintessential experience. We recommend it to all who go to Africa.
  • Whether you go for a short nature walk with your guide or a multi-day walking safari, please ensure that you pack safari-coloured safari socks which offer a double layer for blister protection. Bad blisters ruin good walks.
  • Ankle gaiters are ideal for walking in the bush as they offer both your ankles and socks more protection from thorns, wet grass, grass seeds, and anything scurrying around at ankle level. A must-have for longer walking safaris, but useful on any bush walk.

Number of blister-proof socks to pack for your safari:
Up to 4-day safari: x 2; Up to 8-day safari: x 3; Up to 12-day safari: x 4.

Number of Ankle Gaiters to pack for your safari:
Pack 1 x Pair per person.

Safari  - Rufiji™ Safari Canvas Gaiters (Unisex)

Rufiji™ Safari Canvas Gaiters (Unisex) in Safari Tan

$30.00
Safari  - Rufiji™ Safari Suede Gaiters (Unisex)

Rufiji™ Safari Suede Gaiters (Unisex)

$37.50
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