We've all heard about, and perhaps dreamt of, an African Safari, but what is it really, and what does it look like for the 21st Century traveler?
In essence, an African Safari is any journey into the wilderness to observe free-roaming wildlife, by Land Rover, boat, canoe, small plane, or on foot. Safaris are not just restricted to land animals, or Africa though. Boat trips and marine tours are often classed as "Ocean Safaris", while safari type trips in Australia, India and Canada are referred to as Wildlife Tours. Whichever safari you choose, there are some specific items you'll need to bring along.
European colonists were quick to realize the importance of sun protection in Africa and began developing safari hats or Pith Helmets. The modern day safari hat has developed into a comfortable, stylish hat that can be worn anywhere, while providing the required protection.
The Tilley LTM5 and the LTM6 AIRFLO™ hats are light weight and have a durable water repellent finish. Tilley is set apart because they guarantee their hats for life against wear and tear. These hats also float in water and contain a hidden pocket to store valuables such as identification and/or cash.
Gone are the days where thieves could spot the tourist in a safari-looking travel vest! In fact, today’s stylish travel vests are actually anti-theft products. At first glance, they look like attractive windbreakers but underneath the material, you can pack away cell phones, tablets, sunglasses, binoculars and even water bottles. For document security, today's travel vests have RFID blocking pockets to keep passports, credit cards and identification safe from hackers.
SCOTTeVEST RFID Travel Vests in both men's and women's styles will keep you organized and connected. You'll fit all your essentials with room to spare.
When seeking the perfect safari pant, it’s a good idea to keep your planned activities in mind. If you’ll be doing bush walks while on your safari, light pants will be much more practical than a pair of shorts. Bottoms should also have a little give, and new outdoor gear has synthetic materials built into it to provide strength and give. So, when you’re hopping in and out the back of a safari vehicle, your pants don’t rip.
The Discovery III pant for women is lightweight, quick dry and designed to perform in the outdoors. Made with eco-conscious bluesign® approved fabric, wrinkle resistant and UPF 50+ material, these pants also include security pockets in the back and on the right thigh which frustrate pick-pockets around the world.
The Active Traveler Stretch Pant for men resists odors, dries fast, and is trail tested for multiple conditions. These pants have a fluorine-free treatment for water resistance, and UPF 50+ sun protection. Multi-pocket storage on these lightweight pants includes a smart hidden waistband pocket to stash important items.
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