Safari Luggage

Safari luggage designed for Africa, made for the world. Choose from our range of customisable, deconstruct-able, soft, squashable, dependable, and always safarified luggage for travel and every day. A safari essential designed for Africa, made for adventure and the everyday too.

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
The Rufiji™ Safari Explorer Satchel

The Rufiji™ Safari Explorer Satchel

$129.17
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 Rufiji™ Safari Explorer

The Rufiji™ Safari Explorer

$245.00 $196.00
New In The Rufiji™ Safari Traveller

The Rufiji™ Safari Traveller

$225.00
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
The Sandstorm Pioneer Safari Bag

The Sandstorm Pioneer Safari Bag

$395.00

Available in 2 colours
The Sandstorm Deluxe Adventurer Safari Bag

The Sandstorm Deluxe Adventurer Safari Bag

$293.75

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.

The Rufiji™ Safari Explorer Washbag

The Rufiji™ Safari Explorer Washbag

$50.00
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
The Sandstorm Safari Wash Bag

The Sandstorm Safari Wash Bag

$115.00

Safari Weekenders

The Rufiji™ Leather Safari MoneyClip

The Rufiji™ Leather Safari MoneyClip

$30.00
Mara&Meru™ Quintessential Leather Bag (Safari,Travel,Everyday)

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

$695.00
The Sandstorm Canvas Odyssey Safari Bag

The Sandstorm Canvas Odyssey Safari Bag

$330.00

Available in 2 colours
The Sandstorm Leather Odyssey Safari Bag

The Sandstorm Leather Odyssey Safari Bag

$600.00

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

Safari Totes

The Sandstorm Medium Safari Tote

The Sandstorm Medium Safari Tote

$170.00

Safari Luggage Trolley Read our Safari Luggage Trolley Packing Advice

  • Pack a travel trolley for your safari to help you carry your soft-sided luggage.
  • You are not meant to take safari luggage which is hard-sided or which has a rigid frame and so using a travel trolley which is collapsible is a good idea.
  • Simply remove your safari travel trolley from your safari luggage when you do not need to wheel your safari luggage and either take into the cabin with you or see if you can check it in for your international flights.

Number of safari travel trolleys to pack for your safari:
1 x safari travel trolley per large safari bag.
*Note: Please ensure that no part of your safari luggage is touching the floor when you are wheeling it as this could damage your bag.

Telescopic Travel Trolley

Telescopic Travel Trolley

$23.00

Safari Locks & Scales

TSA Brass Travel Sentry

TSA Brass Travel Sentry

$9.99
Digital Luggage Scale

Digital Luggage Scale

$11.45

Safari Hydration Backpack Read our Safari Hydration Backpack Packing Advice

  • Whether you are going on a full-blown walking safari or just a shorter game drive orientated safari, staying hydrated is important in Africa due to the hotter midday climate and dry air of many safari areas, which are high above sea level.
  • The benefits of staying well-hydrated in your day-to-day life are, of course, well-documented - and your safari holiday is no different.
  • Hydration packs which double as a small backpack are great for walking safaris as they allow you to drink on the go - and keep your hands free to use your binoculars or apply more sunscreen. However, they are limited in terms of space and so you are also able to carry them in addition to another backpack by slinging it over one shoulder or attaching it to your other backpack or satchel. The safari hydration pack we stock has plenty of points which can be used to attach it to another bag.
  • For active safaris such as walking safaris, gorilla safaris, canoe safaris, mekoro safaris, mountain bike and running safaris, always drink lots of water before you head out on your daily activities and then keep hydrated using your safari hydration pack.
  • Where your safari lodge has safe drinking water from which you can decant, simply fill up your safari hydration backpack before you head out into the bush. This is also good for the local environment, where dumping plastic bottles is always difficult. The last thing you want is the thought of your water bottle being dumped in the bush. The point being: it is always best to travel with your own water bottle or hydration pack into which you can pour safe drinking water.
  • Select a good hydration pack which packs very flat for when you are travelling to Africa, but which holds a good amount of water once you are there. Two- to three-litre water capacity is the ideal.
  • The pipe on a safari hydration pack also allows relatively hands-free drinking and limits wastage of water through spillage when you drink.

Number of safari hydration packs to pack for your safari:
1 x safari hydration pack per person.

The Active Safari Hydration Pack (3 litres)

The Active Safari Hydration Pack (3 litres)

$119.13

Available in 2 colours
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