Safari YOUbuy, WEgive

YOUbuy, WEgive is an initiative by The Safari Store to bring about constructive community upliftment and conservation. Every time you buy a YOUbuy, WEgive product, we will make a contribution to conservation and communities in Africa.

Safari Backpacks, Satchels & Small Safari Bags Read our Safari Backpacks, Satchels & Small Safari Bags Packing Advice

  • You will need a smaller safari bag to take with you on all safari activities - whether a few hours or a few days - including game drive safaris, walking safaris, horse riding safaris, mountain biking safaris, boating safaris, fishing safaris, canoeing safaris, and mekoro (dugout) safaris.
  • Into this smaller safari bag will go any number of safari essentials such as sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, binoculars, waterproof jacket (assuming you are wearing your warm-layer safari jacket or fleece), a safari beanie, any books you want to take on safari with you, water bottle, perhaps your passport if you prefer to keep it with you - and any other personal effects you want to take with you on safari.
  • The nature of your safari will determine which bag - or bags - you decide to take with you on your safari. For example, if you are only planning on going on game drives, then you will be fine to take any safari satchel, safari backpack, safari tote, or over-the-shoulder safari bag as you will just be walking with it from your room to the safari 4x4 and then placing it on the seat next to you. If you also want to do walks from the lodge (recommended), then you would need a safari satchel or safari backpack and, if you are on a proper walking safari, then you would need a safari satchel or safari backpack which you are happy to have over the shoulder or on your back for many kilometres or miles of walking.
  • Your choice of smaller safari bag (or bags) could and should also double as your safari carry-on bag for flights to and from Africa. If you prefer a larger carry-on to carry some clothes, then take this bag in addition to your carry-on. Some brands of holdall/duffel luggage - such as the Mara&Meru™ Voyager range - also allow you to zip and lock the ideal safari satchel-backpack combination bag as an end pocket on to your main safari bag, which means that you simply unzip it when you get to your safari to use it as your smaller safari bag. That way you are able to check it into the aircraft hold for your international flight to Africa.

Number of smaller safari bags to pack for your safari:
1 x smaller safari bag per person.

New In Women's Mara&Meru™ Leather Safari Companion Bag

Women's Mara&Meru™ Leather Safari Companion Bag

$260.00
Mara&Meru™ 3-in-1 Satchel, BackPack, Pocket  (Adjustable Depth)

Mara&Meru™ 3-in-1 Satchel, BackPack, Pocket (Adjustable Depth)

$155.00 $124.00
Mara&Meru™ 4-in-1 CameraBag, Satchel, BackPack, Pocket

Mara&Meru™ 4-in-1 CameraBag, Satchel, BackPack, Pocket

$195.00
Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel)

Mara&Meru™ Style-Your-Bag Flaps (for the Selous Satchel)

$39.00
Available in 8 colours
Mara&Meru™ Selous Satchel with interchangeable front flap

Mara&Meru™ Selous Satchel with interchangeable front flap

$115.00
New In Limited Edition: Mara&Meru™ Full Leather 3-in-1 Safari Pannier Bag

Limited Edition: Mara&Meru™ Full Leather 3-in-1 Safari Pannier Bag

$525.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather 3-in-1 Safari Pannier Bag

Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather 3-in-1 Safari Pannier Bag

$259.00 $220.15
New In Mara&Meru™ Safari Tote

Mara&Meru™ Safari Tote

$158.00

Safari Large Soft-sided Safari Holdalls & Duffel Bags Read our Safari Large Soft-sided Safari Holdalls & Duffel Bags Packing Advice

  • For your main large safari duffel or safari holdall, choose safari luggage which is soft and squashable and which has no frame. This is especially true for safari travel to Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, and Kenya and the reason for this is rather a practical one. The majority of safari lodges and camps within these countries are accessible only by light aircraft. As a result, in order for your pilot to fit your luggage into the small, cramped hold, your luggage must not have hard sides, nor rigid frames or structure, and should rather be soft-sided so that the pilot is able to fit (squash) your bag into the plane. The same is true for some overland and expedition-style safaris where there will be limited space for luggage in the safari 4x4.
  • Please check with the safari company you have booked with about luggage limitations for the internal flights on your safari, as the requirements may vary from safari to safari. Where luggage weight limitations are specified please note that - as the maximum take-off weight in any aircraft has to be strictly adhered to by pilots to maximise your safety on each flight - you may find that your pilot will not be able to take any luggage over the maximum allowed weight per passenger. In this instance, you may have to pay for your luggage to be flown separately.
  • Use a travel trolley to carry your main safari duffel or safari holdall as you are not meant to take safari luggage with a frame. Simply remove the travel trolley from your safari luggage when you do not need to wheel your safari luggage, collapse it, and either stow it in the hold or take it with you into the cabin. Your safari pilot will be able to advise which option he or she prefers.

Number of large, soft-sided safari bags to pack for your safari:
1 x large safari duffel or holdall bag per person.

The Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager (Your Everything Bag)

The Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager (Your Everything Bag)

$359.00 $287.20
New In Mara&Meru™ Voyager Suit Bag

Mara&Meru™ Voyager Suit Bag

$425.00

Safari Weekenders

Mara&Meru™ Quintessential Leather Bag (Safari,Travel,Everyday)

Mara&Meru™ Quintessential Leather Bag (Safari,Travel,Everyday)

$695.00

Safari Washbags Read our Safari Washbags Packing Advice

  • Most safari luggage does not have a built in area for a safari washbag - mind you, not many bags do - and so you should keep your toiletries separate to your clothes by using a safari washbag.
  • If you prefer to travel with your own soap, then please select one of our washbags which comes with a wooden soap box so that you don't get soap on your toothbrush.

Number of safari washbags to pack for your safari:
1 x safari washbag per person.

Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather Selous Washbag, with wooden soap box

Mara&Meru™ Canvas & Leather Selous Washbag, with wooden soap box

$95.00 $76.00
Mara&Meru™ Leather Selous Washbag, with wooden soap box

Mara&Meru™ Leather Selous Washbag, with wooden soap box

$195.00

Safari Pet Feeders

New In Mara&Meru™ Woof-Meow Dog Bowl Bag (Large)

Mara&Meru™ Woof-Meow Dog Bowl Bag (Large)

$115.00
New In Mara&Meru™ Woof-Meow Bag (Small)

Mara&Meru™ Woof-Meow Bag (Small)

$110.00

Safari YOUbuy, WEgive

New In Mara&Meru™ Drawstring Bag

Mara&Meru™ Drawstring Bag

$18.30
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