Wearing a good hat is essential on an African safari, whether travelling in the bush or sight-seeing in town. Protection from the sun is important for your health and facial skin. If you are out walking in the bush, hunting or game-viewing, wearing a hat also reduces the chance of an animal spotting you and running away.
In addition, a safari hat will prevent your hair from becoming a dusty, tangled mess when walking in the bush or driving in an open vehicle. A hat will also cover up said tangled mess after going out without a hat.
For hunting in Africa you really don't want to be aware you are wearing a hat at all. Picking it up every few minutes if it falls off is a plain nuisance. It should stay put through most hunting action barring getting seriously caught up in a thorn tree or speeding along in the open hunting truck.
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This Wallaroo Naples safari hat is practical and stylish. It is made of 100% paper braid with a leather band and offers UPF 50+ su protection with a 3" brim. There is an internal drawstring to adjust the fit. It is not recommended to squash or fold this hat - pack gently by filling the crown with clothing items. Buy Now
The Wallaroo Stella hat is made of a paper and polyester blend with a soft metallic band. It offers UPF 50+ sun protection with a 4" all-round brim. It has an adjustable internal drawstring. It is not recommended to squash or fold this hat - pack gently by filling the crown with clothing items. Buy Now
Constructed of all-natural hemp, the women's hat from Tilley Endurables is both elegant and hard-working, with 50+ UPF sun protection. The hat features a down-sloping brim for a fashionable and protective silhouette. Easy to dress up or down, the hat offers a linen-like feel that belies its 'tough as nails' durability. The 100 percent hemp hat is breathable and naturally resistant to UV light, mould, mildew and salt water. Buy Now
This Barmah canvas drover hat is made of durable, lightweight Australian polycotton. It has a wide brim with chin cord and mesh sides to let air flow through. Buy Now
The Tilley Endurables Hemp Sun Protection Hat is extremely durable but in soft material that is resistant to mould, mildew and salt water. This hat has a UPF 50+ rating for the highest level of sun protection and has a sloped brim for extra sun and rain protection. It is water resistant and machine washable and is guaranteed by Tilley to never shrink. There are ties on the inside to keep the hat secure in windy conditions and a high crown with cooling ventilation. Buy Now
Get the best protection under the sun with this packable, crushable, breathable 100% cotton hat. An adjustable inner drawcord keeps it on. A 4 1/2" brim and UPF50+ protection guard against the sun. Comes in many other colours and can be styled by turning up the brim. Buy Now
This women's Barmah canvas drover hat is made of durable Australian poly-cotton canvas with mesh sides for air-flow, printed scarf and chin cord. Buy Now
The Barmah foldaway suede leather hat is made of US pig suede leather and has 3M scotch guard waterproofing. A storage bag is provided. Buy Now
This hat comes with a snap up brim, to hold the shape. It is designed with screened side vents for a comfortable and breathable fit, also has an adjustable drawstring. Buy Now
This hat is made of suede leather with a chin cord, mesh sides and 50+ UV protection. Printed scarf is included. Buy Now
This khaki brushed twill mesh safari hat is made of 100% cotton and offers protection for any type of weather or activity. It has a wide brim with a crown with stiff mesh sides. For durability this hat also sports leather binding and trim around the brim and base of the crown with an adjustable leather chin cord, ideal for allowing you to choose the size and fit that works best for you. Buy Now
This soft, packable Tilley hat is made of raffia straw with a comfortable interior band. It is water resistant and has UPF 50+ sun protection rating. The brim can be worn up or down. Buy Now
This Tilley Airflo hat repels rain with water-resistant nylon and a channeled design, and blocks the sun with its wide brim and built-in UPF50+. A multi-position wind cord keeps it in place. Mesh crown inset for cooling ventilation. A built-in Velcro security pocket stashes valuables. Buy Now
Featuring Insect Shield technology, this hat keeps mosquitoes, chiggers and ticks at bay. It is built with lightweight, breathable performance fabric that offers UPF30+ sun protection. Removable, adjustable chin strap. Buy Now