After all the advice about protecting yourself from the sun and heat of Africa, you may be forgiven for thinking that men's safari gloves are the last thing you need to pack.
However, you will be glad you remembered to bring warm gloves for the cold mornings or evenings especially when you are riding in the back of an open hunting truck, clinging on to the cold metalwork. Southern Africa has a particularly cold winter season from June to September.
If you are hunting and are used to wearing fine, deerskin gloves for shooting make sure take your usual pair, perhaps in addition to warm gloves. However, you may need to wear them most of the time when out hunting as there is usually very little time to put them on just before your shot.
In addition, if you are walking in the African bush you may just want to protect your hands from cuts from thorns and sharp rocks etc. If the terrain is rough or steep and the vegetation is thick, you often have to grab onto branches to steady yourself and most branches in Africa carry sharp thorns.
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Be ready to shoot with these men's leather gloves. A special trigger finger flips back so you feel the trigger better. A tiny magnet holds the finger back in place and out of your way. Crafted of rugged yet soft deerskin for maximum grip and dexterity. For left- and right-handed shooters. Buy Now
Your hands will stay warm on cold African mornings, thanks to this rugged glove's warm microfleece lining. With ultrasoft lambskin palm, sueded microfiber back and elasticized cuff. Buy Now
These men's gloves are supple and rugged with deerskin palms and fingers and a wool-blend knit back. Buy Now
These men's gloves are made from rugged, yet sensitive, deerskin for maximum softness, grip and dexterity. Cut long at the cuff to protect wrists from thorns. Buy Now
The finglerless design protects and keeps your hands warm, but allows free and unhindered dexterity. Constructed of a windproof, highly water resistant softshell exterior. The inside of the gloves are lined with 100% polyester fleece that helps to wick moisture away from your hands while providing insualtion from the cold. Buy Now
The windproof fleece back of these gloves keeps you warm while the supple deerskin palm and index finger maintain your dexterity. Moisture-wicking brushed fleece lining. Buy Now
These turtleskin gloves were designed specifically for the US emergency services to prevent cuts from sharps like glass or needles. However they work just as well against the jagged rocks, cacti and thorns found in Africa. Buy Now