Expedition-tested on the Okavango

This is a list of all the products which we expedition tested on the Okavango Expedition. The main aim of the expedition was to comprehensively test our MaraTech™ Ripstop fabric which has now been used in all the clothing products we have included below. The same applies for the Rufiji™ Essential fleece fabric which we tested. All products listed were tested and checked over the 160km trial by water and dugout canoe in one of Africa's wildest areas.
Read the expedition story  |   Find out about expedition testing  |   See our travel tips for Botswana.

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

  • 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.

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.

Men's Rufiji™ Essential Long Sleeve Safari Fleece

Men's Rufiji™ Essential Long Sleeve Safari Fleece in Olive

$47.00
Men's Rufiji™ Gilet Safari Fleece

Men's Rufiji™ Gilet Safari Fleece in Olive

$47.00
Women's Essential Long Sleeve Safari Fleece

Women's Essential Long Sleeve Safari Fleece in Olive

$47.00
Women's Rufiji™ Gilet Safari Fleece

Women's Rufiji™ Gilet Safari Fleece in Mushroom

$45.00
Boys' & Girls' Rufiji™ Long Sleeve Safari Fleece

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

$44.00
Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Multi-Pocket Safari Gilet (Unisex)

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

$78.00

Safari Shirts for safari

Boys' & Girls' SafariElite Safari Shirt

Boys' & Girls' SafariElite Safari Shirt in Serengeti Stone

$45.00
Boys' & Girls' SafariElite Safari Shirt

Boys' & Girls' SafariElite Safari Shirt in Okavango Olive

$45.00
Men's SafariElite Safari Shirt

Men's SafariElite Safari Shirt in Serengeti Stone

$59.00 $54.00
Men's SafariElite Safari Shirt

Men's SafariElite Safari Shirt in Khaki Olive

$59.00 $54.00
Men's SafariElite Safari Shirt, Short Sleeves

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

$52.00
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

Safari Trousers & Shorts for safari

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
Boys' & Girls' Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers

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

$50.00
Boys' & Girls' Rufiji™ MaraTech™ Zip-Off Safari Trousers

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

$50.00
Special Offer Men's SafariElite Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers

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

$69.00 $69.00
Special Offer Men's SafariElite Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers

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

$69.00 $69.00
Special Offer Men's SafariElite Zip-Off Cargo Safari Trousers

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

$69.00 $69.00

Safari Dresses & Skorts Read our 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; Up to 8-day safari: x 2; Up to 12-day safari: x 3

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

Safari Hats Read our 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.

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
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