WILD ABOUT STYLE
Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots

A girl's guide to rugged boots. The Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots were designed for the men and women of the anti-poaching units in Africa. These practical boots have a great purpose but are also tremendously stylish for women on safari and in the city.


What would Africa be without its wildlife? Driven by a desire to support conservation around Africa, Steve approached the anti-poaching unit in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve in South Africa to find out how The Safari Store could help. What ensued was the design and manufacture of prototype patrol boots - and extensive testing on the feet of the patrol men and women of the APU. Wholly practical and immensely comfortable, this patrol boot can't help but be stylish too - so we made them available to our clients. Wanting to do more, for every pair bought, we donate a pair of Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots to anti-poaching organisations - making the boots work doubly hard for conservation. Read more about the APU Boot Project here.

Walk this way. Modelled on the design of a classic patrol boot, these lace-up boots in full leather are a rugged fashion accessory. From the success of Doc Martens across the decades to the footwear of choice of models in fashion magazines, the combat boot is a style item every woman needs in her shoe closet for their constant resurgence as a trend. Always in vogue, the functional combat boot has become an investment as an iconic woman's shoe.

Feel great. Look even better. Hardcore adventurer? You'll wear your Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots on the trail, through that river, over those rocks. City girl? There's no form over function here - these boots are a fashion favourite that will get you where you need to go in the urban jungle. With thick rubber soles for tried-and-tested comfort, this is the shoe you can wear anywhere - on long walking safaris, hikes, or for scaling the pavement in cityscapes. From easy outdoor style to a striking urban statement, the Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots adapt to your lifestyle.

Tucked into jeans, over stockings or leggings, laced and unlaced, or over your walking socks, you choose how you wear your Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots. Scroll down to browse our visual style guide on the different ways to wear your boots.


The Rufiji APU Boots on safari
The Rufiji APU Boots on safari
The Rufiji APU Boots in the city
The Rufiji APU Boots in the city
The Rufiji APU Boots in the city

The urban explorer
The Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots are easily paired with a tee, a BUGTech™ shirt, and your favourite jeans for casual urban style.

The Rufiji APU Boots in Paris
The Rufiji APU Boots in Paris

From Paris with love
Wear the Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots with stockings and a coat to create a unique European style that is comfortable, practical, and sophisticated.

The Casual Traveller

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