A large cotton scarf, bandana or neckerchief is very useful to wear for absorbing sweat around your neck and wiping your face. The insect repellent scarves are great for keeping mosquitoes away but do not repel tsetse flies.
A scarf also makes an emergency bandage or sling. Women's safari scarves may also be tied as a head band to keep your hair under control or as a head covering against dust and wind.
A warmer scarf or neck gaiter may be necessary for cold mornings.
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This lovely bamboo infinity scarf blends luxurious fibers with traditional design features. Generously sized for looping several times at the neck. Buy Now
Tie this paisley bandana around your neck or head and, with ExOfficio's odourless Insect Shield technology, the bugs will disappear. Ideal for outdoors, but acts as a classic bandana as well. One size, 24" square. Paisley bandana is made from pure cotton. Buy Now
This cotton and linen pareo can be wrapped around your waist as a cover-up or worn as a dress, skirt, wrap or a scarf. Buy Now
With a colourful feather print on one side and a rich plaid on the reverse, this pretty scarf for women is woven in a soft wool/silk blend. Buy Now
This women's infinity scarf is made of soft and comfortable jersey material. Buy Now
This scarf is made from 100% extra fine long-staple cotton. It is super soft and lightweight. Buy Now
This Cashmink animal print scarf has the softness of cashmere in an easy-care, machine-washable blend. Buy Now
This cooling towel is big enough to wear as a bandana or head cover. It chills instantly with hyper-evaporative breathable mesh material which is activated by simply soaking, wringing out and snapping it. Re-wet to reactivate it. Buy Now
This linen and cotton scarf is 75" long and feels as soft as silk. Buy Now
This Shemagh style scarf is made from soft and breathable 100% cotton and is perfect for protecting your head, face, eyes and neck from the sun, wind and dust. Buy Now
Protect yourself from the sun's rays while minimizing moisture loss with a simple accessory. Made of high-tech Coolmax Extreme fabric, the UV Buff helps regulate your body's temperature, too, keeping you warm on chilly morning outings, and promoting cooling on hot days. Effectively blocks 95% of harmful UV radiation. Odour-resistant 'Polygiene' technology. This neck gaiter can be worn in a variety of configurations, including as a face mask, hood, beanie, neckerchief, headband, or balaclava. Buy Now
Rather larger than a scarf, these traditional Kenyan garments are a brilliant addition to your safari wardrobe. Like sarongs, they are perfect for wrapping round as a skirt in the evenings, as an oversized scarf or head cover, as a beach wrap, as a picnic tablecloth, as a towel...or whatever you fancy.
These kikoys are all 100% cotton, made in Kenya, measure 60" x 40" with braided ends and come in a multitude of colours. Buy Now
This gorgeous kikoy is great as a beach wrap, or a scarf paired with jeans or a blazer. Dyed cotton yarn of different colors are woven to create a complex color pattern, in the traditional manner of kikoy weaving.