Stylish sun protection: safari hats

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

  • To prevent having your face and neck burnt by the sun during your safari activities, you will need 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, 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 head, it is literally your first line of defence against a hot midday African sun.
  • Another benefit of wide-brimmed safari hats which most people don't think about is the shelter they provide when it rains. We find that a wide-brimmed safari hat definitely makes it slightly less uncomfortable when you are caught out on a walk or game drive by a sudden thunderstorm or tropical shower, as at least your face - or most of it - remains dry.
  • Colour is key when choosing a 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 as you hide behind a bush while viewing wildlife on a walk.
  • 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, you are usually easily able to manipulate them back into shape. However, never crush your safari hat under a hard object - such as shoes or binoculars - when packing.

    Number of wide-brimmed women's, men's, and kids' safari hats to pack for your safari:
    1 x wide-brimmed safari hat per person.
    *Don't forget to pack a safari beanie for the African winter too.

On Sale Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable)

Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable) in Meerkat

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

Rufiji™ Leather Explorer Safari Hat (Unisex) in Driftwood

$57.50
New In Mara&Meru™ Indie Safari Hat

Mara&Meru™ Indie Safari Hat in Winter Grass

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

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

$43.33
New In Mara&Meru™ Serengeti Safari Hat

Mara&Meru™ Serengeti Safari Hat 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 Squashy Canvas Safari Hat

Barmah Squashy Canvas Safari Hat in Brown

$37.00
Barmah Squashy Canvas Safari Hat

Barmah Squashy 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
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