One of the most common questions we get asked by guests is what to pack for safari. We will give you all the advice you need — and for New York guests, even provide a personal shopping service prior to your departure.
Please look for our advice in the Frequently Asked Questions of this website; there is nothing more important than having the right gear to keep you safe and comfortable in the wilderness. But at ROAR AFRICA, we add a little flair. We’re not the usual safari company. We care about the detail that makes you feel great in the bush. To this end, ROAR AFRICA’s founder and CEO, Deborah Calmeyer, has spent years sourcing stylish Africa-inspired products that work on safari, from Penelope Chilvers boots, to jewelry produced by Zimbabwean designer, Patrick Mavros. Explore the links below, benefitting from discounts we have negotiated for ROAR AFRICA guests.
Pangolin Haka Earrings in 18ct Yellow Gold
Designed to be striking yet comfortable, these tapered Patrick Mavros earrings are hand-polished to perfection. Inspired by the symmetry of a Pangolin’s tail, the classic shape epitomizes the rare style of this exceptional mammal.
Pangolin Haka Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold
This bold cocktail ring is an iconic Mavros creation. Tactile and comfortable, it demands to be worn. Hidden from all but the wearer, tiny ants march in quirky formation on the inside of the ring, making this piece a truly original creation.
Pangolin Haka Cuff in 18ct Yellow Gold
This bold cuff is perfectly tapered at the ends and each scale is polished by hand. This distinctive piece, like the Pangolin that it celebrates, makes a statement that cannot be ignored.
Safari Neon Boot
We adore these easy on/easy off boots, which keep the dust and sand out when you walk in the bush. The neon elastic on the ankles is a fabulous bright break from all the khaki and browns. Use code ‘ROAR’ to receive a 15% discount on all orders.
Knee High Boots
For cold winter nights on safari, these knee-high tassle boots are soft, comfortable, and easily worn in. Great on chilly game drives and for walking around the camp at night. Stylish, functional, and definitely snake proof, which we love. For a 15% discount use our own ‘ROAR’ code at checkout.
Safari Fogle Boot
Similar in style to the to Safari Neon boot, these boots are great for safari. If you want to stick to bush colors with a pop of fun these are the perfect pair for you. Use code ‘ROAR’ to receive a 15% discount off any style of boots.
– The Savana Dance
Designed by the talented Ardmore Artists of South Africa, this scarf depicts a vervet monkey turning to face its predator, a leopard. In Zulu culture, the leopard symbolizes royalty, while the vervet monkey represents intelligence and wit. Ardmore is a collective of Zulu, Zimbabwean and Sotho artisan potters, founded in 1985 by Fée Halsted, in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. This scarf is 100% silk, hand-rolled, 28″ x 28″.
– Jungle Love Tattoo
Designed by Robert Dallet, a naturalist working for the National Natural History Museum in Paris. The design depicts a picture of love, that brief and passionate interlude when two solitary creatures come together to give life. In a few months time, two leopard cubs, maybe three, will be born. But for the time being, the future parents watchfully examine and size each other up. The scarf is 100% silk, hand-rolled, 36″ x 36″.
– La Marche du Zambèze
At the center of this scarf stands a majestic elephant which symbolizes family and power. Around him the creatures of his kingdom gather: giraffe, zebra, leopard and crocodile. This beautiful scarf is also designed by Ardmore Artists and is 100% silk, hand-rolled, 36″ x 36″.
The Abilene Hat
For something lighter in the hottest months, this Abeline straw hat is a great option. The beautiful weathered rust color is perfect for safari whilst the wide 4″ brim will give you some much needed shade. Make sure to use code ROAR AFRICA to receive free shipping on your order.
The Joplin Hat
Another great choice for Africa’s summer months, the Joplin hat is a showstopper with its unique double dipped briza weave and complimented by frays. Make sure to use code ROAR AFRICA to receive free shipping on all your order.
The Luna Hat
This hat is ideal for safari with its big brim to keep the sun off your face. It travels well, the color is perfect, and it can be worn in winter or summer. Make sure to use code ROAR AFRICA to receive free shipping on your order.
ROAR AFRICA Puffer Jacket
Our quilted nylon ROAR AFRICA puffer jacket is lightweight, but will keep you toasty on cold safari mornings when you are out on a game drive. Its 19 pockets give you ample space to store your phone, sunglasses, and camera batteries. Cost is $150. Please email us at email@example.com to place your order.
ROAR AFRICA Travel Vest
You’ll be lost without it! This 26 pocket vest features an RFID-blocking pocket to protect your passport and credit cards from high-tech skimmers that can steal your identity. Cost is $135. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
ROAR AFRICA Canvas Duffel Bag
This beautifully designed bag is the perfect size for safari flights. Spacious and fully lined, our luggage bag has two external pockets with an adjustable shoulder strap. Size is 11’w x 12’h x 24′ long and cost is $250. Please email us at email@example.com to place your order.
Leather Fringed Cashmere Shawl
This exquisite shawl comes in various colors. The leather fringe and cashmere combo make this an incredibly chic item to wear anywhere, looking especially glam on safari when in green or brown.
Safari Evening Bag
This sophisticated evening bag is the most intricate of Okapi designs. It’s made from Springbok hide and has intricate details making it very different and definitely African, with a horn and chain strap. Use code OkapiRoar2016 to receive free shipping on any of your purchases.
Gallo Shweshwe Frame Brown Polarized
Ballo frames are handmade in Woodstock, Cape Town. At the core of every frame is a unique combination of recycled paper and off-cut timber. Shweshwe is a printed dyed cotton fabric widely used for traditional South African clothing. Be a trendsetter and wear the world’s first shweshwe framed glasses on your next safari! Use code ROARAFRICA-SHWESHWE to receive a 10% discount on any of the shweshwe varieties.
Halsted Protea Handbag
The Ardmore Collection bring us this beautifully intricate Protea Fields Desert Handbag with ochre trim. The green and yellow tones work perfectly with a safari chic wardrobe and the casual style of the bag makes it a quintessential day bag to store your camera and binoculars in for those exciting wildlife sightings.
Barnes Horn Frame Grey Polarized
Ballo frames are handmade in Woodstock, Cape Town. At the core of every frame is a unique combination of recycled paper and off-cut timber. Domestic buffalo horn is an organic by-product of domestic water buffalo farming and is sourced without any harm coming to the animals. The Barnes horn range is a trendy modern unisex shaped frame that fits a wide range of styles and looks. Use code ROARAFRICA-HORN to receive a 10% discount on any of the horn varieties.
Hakata Ndoro Dangle Silver Earrings
These unique earrings are inspired by the ‘hakata’ design often referred to in African stories. The left earring represents a young male, and the right ‘hakata’ a wise woman.
Croc Hornback Cuff
For the absolute best in African jewelry there is only Patrick Mavros, based out of Zimbabwe. Some of our personal favorites include this sterling silver croc skin bangle. Perfect for casual wear during the day and to dress up an outfit for sundowners at night.
Gold Elephant Hair Bangle
The traditional African elephant hair bangle embodies the bull elephant’s strength, courage, and wisdom. This beautiful handcrafted piece will ensure you have a piece of Africa with you no matter where your travels take you.