What to wear during the evening on safari

What to wear during the evening on safari

Nothing beats having a relaxing shower or bath and then putting on a crisp, clean shirt after a long day in the sun on safari.

While we recommend safari clothing in neutral colours and technical fabrics during the day on safari, there is a lot more freedom around what to wear at the lodge in the evenings. If you are going on safari and don’t know what to wear at the end of the day, here are some top tips on safari eveningwear.

1. The great white shirt

At the end of a hot and dusty day exploring the African bush, few things are as satisfying as having a bath or shower and slipping into a crisp white shirt. Get ‘Out of Africa’ style with our range of white shirts or shop our travel and outdoor range.

2. Timeless safari style in fashionable safari clothes

Safari styling is always in vogue. The Mara&Meru™ Mara&Meru Serengeti T-Shirt and the Mara&Meru™ Mara&Meru™ Jogger Pants are the simple way to channel safari elegance at dinner on safari – or pair the Rufiji™ Safari Shirt Dress with a pair of leggings to convert your game drive favourite into a sophisticated evening outfit.

3. When the sun goes down, grab a fleece, safari jacket, and knitwear

It can get quite chilly during the evenings on safari, which is why we recommend always taking a warmer layer on safari. Take your fleece, jacket, and beanie or scarf along with you to dinner and stay snug and warm as you tell safari stories next to the fire. Depending on the temperature, you may opt for trousers or slacks over bare legs during the evening.

4. If suitcase space is limited, your safari clothing is made for style

With the strict luggage limitations on safari, suitcase space comes often comes at a premium. Our Rufiji™ and Mara&Meru™ range of men’s and women’s safari clothing is designed to be practical when you are out and about without compromising on style. Our shirts have a stylish cut and fit and look just the part during the evening on safari. Our safari boots and shoes have been made in Africa for Africa and these genuine leather designs - from laced combat boots and the classic Chelsea ankle boot to the Rufiji™ Explorer Shoes in a veldskoen design - are a natural fit for evenings on safari too. Shop men’s safari clothing and women’s safari clothing.

5. Tuck these essentials in your satchel at night

We recommend packing a lightweight, compact torch for evenings on safari. Keep an eye out for insects, reptiles, and wildlife which may have wondered into camp – and do some animal-spotting from the safety of the lodge. It is also a good idea to take your insect repellent with you to avoid mosquito bites when they are most active in the evenings.

A white collared shirt hanging in a tree next to a silver lantern

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