Rufiji™ Safari Clothing For Women

Women's safari clothing which is designed to offer a stylish feminine cut, look and feel without limiting safari functionality and protection from the elements while on safari. This is bespoke safari fashion for the modern woman.

Womens Safari Jackets & Fleeces Read our Womens Safari Jackets & Fleeces Packing Advice

  • Pack a women's safari jacket or women's safari fleece for all safaris. Opt for either a long-sleeved safari fleece or safari jacket or a safari fleece vest depending on the season - as the temperature does drop on safari.
  • Why does it get cold in Africa - isn't is hot all the time? The short answer is no, it is not hot all the time. The reasons for the cold include: African winters, wind chill on safaris in open 4x4s (dipping into valleys and drainage lines also adds an extra bite of cold), early morning starts and late evening finishes for safari activities, land-locked countries, and many safari areas being high above sea level - the Maasai Mara & Serengeti (and most of East Africa) are the height of some ski resorts at 1,400 meters above sea level. Botswana, parts of Zambia, and Namibia are also more or less 1,000 meters above sea level.
  • The safari experience is similar to a desert trip where it starts off cold in the mornings, usually heats up by midday to warm or hot, but then may become cold again in the evenings. It worth bearing in mind that, as animals are more active when it is cooler - with hotter temperatures at midday - the earlier you will go on safari, which means the cooler it will be. Again, you should definitely pack a women's safari fleece or women's safari jacket for your safari. We have given this advice to clients who have ignored it and returned from an October safari in Botswana to tell us that, yes, they did indeed get cold despite the midday heat.
  • For the African winter, pack a long-sleeved safari jacket or safari fleece and, for the summer, either a vest safari jacket or safari fleece, but then wear a long-sleeved safari shirt underneath so that the sleeves help to keep you warm.
  • Colour is still key when choosing the correct safari fleece or safari jacket, especially on early morning walks. Pack safari fleeces or jackets which are made from neutral shades such as khaki, green, or brown.
  • For safari travel over the rainy season, pack a high-quality, waterproof safari jacket which is proven to actually work. For East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda), the rains generally occur in two parts: the longer monsoon in April and May and then the shorter rains around November. Higher safari areas such as the Ngorongoro Crater catch the wind from the sea and it may rain at any time of the year. Southern Tanzania differs from this and is similar to the rainy season in Zambia, Botswana, and northern Mozambique - and falls between late November and late March, often extending into April. As a general rule, if one had to ask "when is Africa always dry?" - the answer would be May to October, with regional rains still possible in some parts. Please also note that the South African rainy season is split down the middle of the country, with the east receiving rain through summer and the west a winter rainfall area. That winter rainfall can push through in cold fronts to the east of the country too.

    Number of women's 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.

Women's Rufiji™ Gilet Safari Fleece

Women's Rufiji™ Gilet Safari Fleece in Mushroom

$45.00
Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Multi-Pocket Safari Gilet (Unisex)

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

$78.00
Women's Essential Long Sleeve Safari Fleece

Women's Essential Long Sleeve Safari Fleece in Olive

$47.00
Women's SafariElite Bonded Safari Fleece

Women's SafariElite Bonded Safari Fleece in Safari Sand & Sage

$72.00 $60.00 Save 17%
New In Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Explorer Gilet (Unisex)

Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Explorer Gilet (Unisex) in Baobab

$79.00

Womens Safari Trousers & Shorts for safari

Women's BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Zip-Off Safari Trousers

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

$67.00
Women's BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Zip-Off Safari Trousers

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

$67.00
Special Offer Women's SafariElite Zip-Off Safari Trousers

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

$62.00 $59.00
Special Offer Women's SafariElite Zip-Off Safari Trousers

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

$62.00 $59.00
Women's Cargo Safari Trousers

Women's Cargo Safari Trousers in Okavango Olive

$62.00
Women's Cargo Safari Trousers

Women's Cargo Safari Trousers in Serengeti Stone

$62.00
New In 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)

$29.00

Womens Safari Shoes & Boots Read our Womens 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™ Explorer Safari Shoes (thin sole UK size)

Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (thin sole UK size) in Ruaha Rust

$115.00
Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (thin sole UK size)

Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (thin sole UK size) in Kalahari Khaki

$115.00
Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots

Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots in Wildebeest Brown

$195.00
Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (original)

Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (original) in Ruaha Rust

$115.00
Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (original)

Rufiji™ Explorer Safari Shoes (original) in Kalahari Khaki

$115.00
Rufiji™ Safari Sandals

Rufiji™ Safari Sandals in Brown

$59.00
Rufiji™ Safari Canvas Gaiters (Unisex)

Rufiji™ Safari Canvas Gaiters (Unisex) in Safari Tan

$25.00
Rufiji™ Safari Suede Gaiters (Unisex)

Rufiji™ Safari Suede Gaiters (Unisex) in Safari Green

$37.50

Womens Safari Hats Read our Womens 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™ Leather Explorer Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable)

Rufiji™ Leather Explorer Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable) in Driftwood

$57.50
On Sale Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable)

Explorer Canvas Safari Hat (Unisex. Adjustable) in Meerkat

$40.00 $35.00 Save 12%

Womens Safari Shirts for safari

New In Women's BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Safari Shirt, Short Sleeve

Women's BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Safari Shirt, Short Sleeve in Katavi Khaki

$57.00
Women's SafariElite Safari Shirt, Short Sleeves

Women's SafariElite Safari Shirt, Short Sleeves in Serengeti Stone

$53.00
Women's SafariElite Safari Shirt

Women's SafariElite Safari Shirt in Khaki Olive

$54.00
Women's SafariElite Safari Shirt

Women's SafariElite Safari Shirt in Serengeti Stone

$54.00
Special Offer Women's Essential Safari Shirt

Women's Essential Safari Shirt in Serengeti Stone

$50.00 $47.00
Women's BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Safari Shirt

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

$59.00
Women's BUGTech™ Anti-Insect Safari Shirt

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

$59.00

Womens Safari Dresses & Skorts Read our Womens Safari Dresses & Skorts Packing Advice

  • 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 to 2; Up to 8-day safari: x 2 to 3; Up to 12-day safari: x 3 to 4

Women's Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Safari sKorts

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

$52.00
Women's Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Safari sKorts

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

$52.00
Women's Rufiji™ Safari Shirt Dress

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

$69.00
Women's Rufiji™ Safari Shirt Dress

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

$69.00

Womens Safari Belts

Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt

Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt in Batoka Brown

$32.00
Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt

Rufiji™ Leather Safari Belt in Wild Chestnut

$32.00
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