Safari Clothing With Sun Protection

Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a measure of the amount of the sun's ultraviolet rays that reach your skin. Our MaraTech™ & BUGTech™ fabric both have an UPF of 50+, which is the highest UPF rating available today for clothing. Back that level of protection up by wearing a wide-brimmed hat & accessories such as sunscreens - but only use those which are proven to really work. Staying safe in the sun means many more hours of fun in the sun. Bad sun burns are no fun at all.

Safari Shirts Read our 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  - Men's Explorer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt

Men's Explorer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in Katavi Khaki

$67.00
Men's Explorer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in colour Khaki Olive

Men's Explorer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in Khaki Olive

$67.00
Men's Explorer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in colour Baobab Khaki

Men's Explorer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in Baobab Khaki

$67.00
Safari  - Women's Pioneer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt

Women's Pioneer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in Katavi Khaki

$67.00
Women's Pioneer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in colour Khaki Olive

Women's Pioneer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in Khaki Olive

$67.00
Women's Pioneer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in colour Baobab Khaki

Women's Pioneer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in Baobab Khaki

$67.00
Safari  - Women's BUGTech Anti-insect Everything Safari Shirt

Women's BUGTech Anti-insect Everything Safari Shirt in Baobab Khaki

$62.00
Women's BUGTech Anti-insect Everything Safari Shirt in colour Safari Willow

Women's BUGTech Anti-insect Everything Safari Shirt in Safari Willow

$62.00
Safari  - Men's BUGTech Anti-insect Everything Safari Shirt

Men's BUGTech Anti-insect Everything Safari Shirt in Safari Willow

$62.00
Men's BUGTech Anti-insect Everything Safari Shirt in colour Baobab Khaki

Men's BUGTech Anti-insect Everything Safari Shirt in Baobab Khaki

$62.00
Safari  - Men's Kiwi Safari Shirt

Men's Kiwi Safari Shirt in Cedar

$48.00
Men's Kiwi Safari Shirt in colour Safari Pebble

Men's Kiwi Safari Shirt in Safari Pebble

$48.00
On Sale Safari  - FACTORY SHOP - Women's BUGTech™ Safari Shirt

FACTORY SHOP - Women's BUGTech™ Safari Shirt in Safari Katavi Khaki

$58.41 $37.65 Save 36%
On Sale Safari  - Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Safari Shirt

Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Safari Shirt in Serengeti Stone

$59.00 $44.25 Save 25%
On Sale Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Safari Shirt in colour Khaki Olive

Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Safari Shirt in Khaki Olive

$59.00 $44.25 Save 25%
Safari  - Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Safari Shirt, Short Sleeves

Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Safari Shirt, Short Sleeves in Serengeti Stone

$52.00
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
On Sale Safari  - FACTORY SHOP - Women's MARATech™ Safari Shirt

FACTORY SHOP - Women's MARATech™ Safari Shirt in Safari Serengeti Stone

$54.52 $32.45 Save 40%
On Sale Safari  - Men's Rufiji™  Explorer BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Safari Shirt, Short Sleeves

Men's Rufiji™ Explorer BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Safari Shirt, Short Sleeves in Katavi Khaki

$59.00 $44.25 Save 25%
Safari  - Women's NosiLife Adventure Long-Sleeved Safari Shirt

Women's NosiLife Adventure Long-Sleeved Safari Shirt in Safari Mushroom

$96.00 $87.00 Save 9%
Women's NosiLife Adventure Long-Sleeved Safari Shirt in colour Soft Moss

Women's NosiLife Adventure Long-Sleeved Safari Shirt in Soft Moss

$96.00 $87.00 Save 9%
Safari  - Women's NosiLife Anti-Insect Safari Shirt

Women's NosiLife Anti-Insect Safari Shirt in Safari Mushroom

$87.23
Safari  - Boys' & Girls' Adventure Trek Long-Sleeved Shirt

Boys' & Girls' Adventure Trek Long-Sleeved Shirt in Dark Khaki

$48.00

Safari Trousers & Shorts Read our 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
On Sale Safari  - Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers

Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers in Katavi Khaki (32 inch leg)

$77.00 $61.60 Save 20%
On Sale Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers in colour Katavi Khaki (34 inch leg)

Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers in Katavi Khaki (34 inch leg)

$77.00 $61.60 Save 20%
On Sale Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers in colour Khaki Olive (32 inch leg)

Men's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers in Khaki Olive (32 inch leg)

$77.00 $61.60 Save 20%
New In Safari  - Men’s Explorer BUGTech Anti-insect Cargo Zip-Off Safari Trousers

Men’s Explorer BUGTech Anti-insect Cargo Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Katavi Khaki (32-inch leg)

$69.00
New In Men’s Explorer BUGTech Anti-insect Cargo Zip-Off Safari Trousers in colour Katavi Khaki (34-inch leg)

Men’s Explorer BUGTech Anti-insect Cargo Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Katavi Khaki (34-inch leg)

$69.00
New In Men’s Explorer BUGTech Anti-insect Cargo Zip-Off Safari Trousers in colour Khaki Olive (32-inch leg)

Men’s Explorer BUGTech Anti-insect Cargo Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Khaki Olive (32-inch leg)

$69.00
New In Safari  - Women’s Pioneer BUGTech Anti-insect Zip-Off Cargo Outdoor & Safari Trousers

Women’s Pioneer BUGTech Anti-insect Zip-Off Cargo Outdoor & Safari Trousers in Katavi Khaki (29-inch leg)

$69.00
New In Women’s Pioneer BUGTech Anti-insect Zip-Off Cargo Outdoor & Safari Trousers in colour Katavi Khaki (32-inch leg)

Women’s Pioneer BUGTech Anti-insect Zip-Off Cargo Outdoor & Safari Trousers in Katavi Khaki (32-inch leg)

$69.00
New In Women’s Pioneer BUGTech Anti-insect Zip-Off Cargo Outdoor & Safari Trousers in colour Khaki Olive (29-inch leg)

Women’s Pioneer BUGTech Anti-insect Zip-Off Cargo Outdoor & Safari Trousers in Khaki Olive (29-inch leg)

$69.00
On Sale Safari  - Men's Mara&Meru™ Everything Trousers

Men's Mara&Meru™ Everything Trousers in Safari Beige

$57.12 $41.54 Save 27%
On Sale Safari  - Women's Rufiji™ SafariElite Zip-Off Safari Trousers

Women's Rufiji™ SafariElite Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Serengeti Stone

$62.00 $49.60 Save 20%
On Sale Women's Rufiji™ SafariElite Zip-Off Safari Trousers in colour Okavango Olive

Women's Rufiji™ SafariElite Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Okavango Olive

$62.00 $49.60 Save 20%
Safari  - Women's Rufiji™ Cargo Safari Trousers

Women's Rufiji™ Cargo Safari Trousers in Okavango Olive

$62.00
Women's Rufiji™ Cargo Safari Trousers in colour Serengeti Stone

Women's Rufiji™ Cargo Safari Trousers in Serengeti Stone

$62.00
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
On Sale Safari  - Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers

Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers in Serengeti Stone (32 inch leg)

$69.00 $62.00 Save 10%
On Sale Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers in colour Serengeti Stone (34 inch leg)

Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers in Serengeti Stone (34 inch leg)

$69.00 $62.00 Save 10%
On Sale Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers in colour Okavango Olive (32 inch leg)

Men's Rufiji™ SafariElite Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers in Okavango Olive (32 inch leg)

$69.00 $62.00 Save 10%
Safari  - Leg section only for Men's Rufiji™ Zip-off trousers (Water-repellent BUGTech+™ fabric)

Leg section only for Men's Rufiji™ Zip-off trousers (Water-repellent BUGTech+™ fabric) in Serengeti Stone 32-inch

$29.00
Leg section only for Men's Rufiji™ Zip-off trousers (Water-repellent BUGTech+™ fabric)  in colour Serengeti Stone 34-inch

Leg section only for Men's Rufiji™ Zip-off trousers (Water-repellent BUGTech+™ fabric) in Serengeti Stone 34-inch

$29.00
Safari  - Leg section only for Women's Rufiji™ Zip-off trousers (Water-repellent BUGTech+™ fabric)

Leg section only for Women's Rufiji™ Zip-off trousers (Water-repellent BUGTech+™ fabric) in Serengeti Stone

$29.00
On Sale Safari  - Women's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Zip-Off Safari Trousers

Women's Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Katavi Khaki

$67.00 $53.60 Save 20%
Safari  - Women's NosiLife Zip-Off Safari Trousers

Women's NosiLife Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Desert Sand

$104.00 $94.00 Save 10%
Women's NosiLife Zip-Off Safari Trousers in colour Safari Mushroom

Women's NosiLife Zip-Off Safari Trousers in Safari Mushroom

$104.00 $94.00 Save 10%
Safari  - Boys' & Girls' Kiwi II Trousers

Boys' & Girls' Kiwi II Trousers in Desert Sand

$48.00

Safari Hats Read our 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.

  • 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.

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
Safari  - Women's Explorer Leather Safari Hat (Adjustable)

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

$57.00
Safari  - Women's Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Adjustable)

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

$37.00
Women's Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Adjustable) in colour Meerkat

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

$37.00
Safari  - Women's Panama Safari Hat (Adjustable)

Women's Panama Safari Hat (Adjustable) in Tawny

$44.00
Safari  - Women's Indie Safari Hat

Women's Indie Safari Hat in Winter Grass

$40.00
Safari  - Men's Panama Safari Hat (Adjustable)

Men's Panama Safari Hat (Adjustable) in Tawny

$44.00
Safari  - Women's Serengeti Safari Hat

Women's Serengeti Safari Hat in Tawny

$36.00
Safari  - Barmah Canvas Safari Hat

Barmah Canvas Safari Hat in Brown

$44.00
Safari  - Barmah Squashy Leather Oiled Safari Hat

Barmah Squashy Leather Oiled Safari Hat in Dark Brown

$65.00
Safari  - Barmah Foldaway Leather Suede Safari Hat

Barmah Foldaway Leather Suede Safari Hat in Hickory

$60.00
Safari  - Barmah Foldaway Bronco Full Grain Leather Safari Hat

Barmah Foldaway Bronco Full Grain Leather Safari Hat in Dark Brown

$66.00
New In Safari  - Barmah Hats Waterproofing and Conditioning Spray – 150ml pump spray (suitable for leather & suede)

Barmah Hats Waterproofing and Conditioning Spray – 150ml pump spray (suitable for leather & suede)

$9.00

Safari Jackets & Fleeces Read our 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.

New In Safari  - Men's Explorer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Jacket with micro-fleece lining

Men's Explorer BUGTech Anti-Insect Safari Jacket with micro-fleece lining in Katavi Khaki

$98.00
New In Safari  - Women's Pioneer BUGTech Safari Jacket with anti-insect & micro-fleece lining

Women's Pioneer BUGTech Safari Jacket with anti-insect & micro-fleece lining in Katavi Khaki

$98.00
Safari  - Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Multi-Pocket Safari Gilet (Unisex)

Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Multi-Pocket Safari Gilet (Unisex) in Wild Sage

$78.00
New In Safari  - Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Explorer Gilet (Unisex)

Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Explorer Gilet (Unisex) in Baobab Khaki

$79.00
Safari  - Men's NosiLife Anti-Insect Safari Jacket

Men's NosiLife Anti-Insect Safari Jacket in Safari Pebble

$124.61

Safari Dresses & Skorts Read our Safari Dresses & Skorts Advice Guide

  • Pack a women's safari dress and a pair of women's safari skorts to add variety to your wardrobe.
  • Ensure that you select women's safari dresses and skorts which are made in safari-suitable colours.
  • A women's safari dress can also be very versatile when worn with tights, as a longer shirt, or tucked into your safari trousers.
  • Women's safari skorts - which are a combination of shorts and a skirt, with the shorts inside the skorts - are great for safaris in 4x4s as you are able to climb on to and off of the game drive vehicle without worrying about your underwear showing.
  • While, by their design, both safari dresses and safari skorts do allow for a good flow of air around the body to keep you cool, it is still worth looking for styles made in technical fabrics simply as they are usually lighter, easier to pack, and perform better in the heat.

Pack any combination of women's safari dresses & skorts to get the following totals:
Up to 4-day safari: x 1; Up to 8-day safari: x 2; Up to 12-day safari: x 3

Safari  - Women's Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Safari sKorts

Women's Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Safari sKorts in Serengeti Stone

$52.00
Women's Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Safari sKorts in colour Okavango Olive

Women's Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Safari sKorts in Okavango Olive

$52.00
Safari  - Women's Safari Shirt Dress

Women's Safari Shirt Dress in Serengeti Stone (SL - Shorter length)

$69.00
Women's Safari Shirt Dress in colour Serengeti Stone (ML - Medium length)

Women's Safari Shirt Dress in Serengeti Stone (ML - Medium length)

$69.00
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