What to get the African hunter in your life this Christmas??
Here are a few ideas for Christmas gifts for African hunters or safari travellers.....
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Forget designer aftershave this year. Ladies, the aroma of Hoppe's No.9 is like catnip for hunters ... like the classic Chanel No.5 perfume for women. These Hoppe's No.9 air fresheners are perfect to hang in any room to evoke delicious memories of hours of gun-cleaning for the hunter in your life. Buy Now
These indoor/outdoor nubuck leather slippers for men are perfect to slip on after your hunting day shower when you are heading to the campfire for pre-dinner drinks. They are made with a burnished nubuck upper and a Smartwool backstay, which can be tamped down for backless use. The anti-fatigue removable footbed provides comfortable support and the durable outsole gives secure traction. Buy Now
The Zeiss Conquest HD Binoculars 8x42 - the superior lens design and ED glass (extra-low dispersion) provide a bright sharp view with vivid natural colours and extended low light performance. The dialect mirror coatings allow for brightest possible view in all conditions. Buy Now
The Zambezi safari jacket is back at last. It comes with a two-button closure, one chest and two lower pockets, leather trim details, partial lining with power mesh for airflow and two interior zip pockets. Buy Now
Capture your African hunt in an new way with the first GoPro camera to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling the camera, framing shots and playing back content is now ultra convenient - just view, tap and swipe the screen. Buy Now
The Leatherman 850022 MUT is the first multi-tool that functions as both a tactical and practical tool for military, law enforcement or civilian shooters. It features 16 tools including needlenose pliers, regular pliers, replaceable wire cutters, electrical crimper, combo knife, saw, replaceable cutting hook, hammer, bolt override tool, replaceable bronze carbon scraper, cleaning rod/brush adapter, replaceable firearm disassembly punch, carabiner/bottle opener and large bit driver. Every feature on the MUT can be opened and operated with one hand. Conveniently store Leatherman tool bits in the handle of the MUT for easy access in the middle of a job, or for safe keeping when not in use. The MUT includes a removable clip which allows you to wear it attached to a pocket or belt loop without the use of a sheath. By removing the clip, you can easily carry the tool in a sheath if preferred. Buy Now
The Carson HookUpz 2.0 Universal Smartphone Optics Adaptor allows users to connect their smartphones to a variety of different optics. Then use your built-in camera applications to take pictures and record video through the eyes of your optics. Use the HookUpz 2.0 to connect your smartphone to binoculars, spotting scopes, telescopes, microscopes, monoculars, borescopes and more. Note that the HookUpz 2.0 is NOT compatible with rifle scopes. Buy Now
This meticulous replica of a 19th-century British officer's campaign chair would go well in any African hunter's trophy room. It is constructed from heavy, oiled handstitched bridle leather with brass hardware and hand-turned maple wood parts. It is designed to function on uneven footing. Buy Now
The Britain Cloth Field Watch easily withstands rigorous and repeated use. It comes fully equipped with luminescent numerals and hands and a date window for added convenience. Stainless steel case, mineral crystal, quartz movement. Buy Now
For someone who enjoys recording his thoughts about his African safari hunt, there is no gift more appreciated than a fine journal. This refined, vintage-style travel version is bound in soft, supple American leather and secures with a leather strap that can be embossed with initials. 130-page recycled paper insert laces in with leather strings. Buy Now
You may prefer the smaller Leather Pocket Journal
The Firefield Nightfall 2 5x50 Night Vision Monocular features an ergonomic, easy-grip design so can be operated within seconds. It is equipped with a power-saving illuminator and one of the largest objective lenses available on the market. The fully weather-resistant design features a modern, rubber-armored housing for exceptional durability and is compact and lightweight. Night vision is not a necessity when hunting Africa but a lot of fun to use for game spotting in the dark. Buy Now
This beautiful 3D decanter featuring an African elephant hunting scene is available to ship rightaway in time for Christmas..but be quick! It is a unique decanter suitable for whiskey or other spirits which will look right at home in an African hunter's trophy room. Contact me to order this one-off decanter.
Do check out all our other custom-engraved African-themed glassware which unfortunately cannot be delivered in time for this Christmas.
This women's jacket is made of soft, comfy cotton with a hint of stretch for ease of movement. It comes with a concealed button-front placket, flap-top patch pockets, chest pocket with hidden zip to keep essentials safe and a half lining. Buy Now
Stay organized and keep up with your belongings, no matter the size or number of pieces with this selection of leather drawstring possible bags. A leather lace drawstring woven through brass eyelets holds the soft dry-milled cowhide leather pouch closed. Buy Now
This perfectly proportioned, small leather and canvas duffle bag comes with solid brass hardware and leather shoulder strap. The pure cotton canvas is treated with a fluorocarbon finish that repels water to keep the contents dry. Buy Now
These scarves or wraps are 6ft x 3ft and are made with 100% high quality premium bamboo viscose and designed in Spain. There are various other African animal themed scarves to choose from. Buy Now
This Barmah foldaway suede leather hat for women is made of US pig suede leather and has 3M scotch guard waterproofing. A storage bag is provided. Buy Now
These adjustable bracelets are handmade from genuine elephant hair collected from the elephant's tail. Buy Now
Multicolor rope necklace and earrings in African Maasai beadwork. Buy Now
This book by Natasha Burns looks at the decorating styles of the homes, safari lodges and camps in East Africa, which combine native African patterns and the colonial European styles of expatriates who settled in that region. Buy Now
Stud earrings with genuine cushion-cut Tanzanite set in 14 carat white gold. Tanzanite is only found in a very small area of northern Tanzania and comes on a range of blue shades. Buy Now
Capture your African safari with the tough blue Coolpix W100 digital camera from Nikon which features a rugged body rated to be waterproof to 33', dustproof, freeze proof to 14 Degree Fahrenheit and shockproof to 6'. Buy Now
For a Christmas gift DVD for an African hunter check out the huge selection of African hunting DVDs. There is also a wide choice of DVDs for African bowhunters, sheep hunters or mainstream movies set in Africa.
If you are looking for a particular African hunting book that is not displayed here, go to the Shakari Connection Bookshelf where you are bound to find what you are looking for.
If you are bored with hunting the Big Five, this book will help you prepare for hunting the quintessential big-game quarry, dinosaurs. The author and international big-game hunter Phil Massaro covers twenty dinosaur species, their habits and physiology, hunting methods and the proper choice of firerearm for each hunting scenario, and, of course, there's a ghost view that exposes the vitals for each. Massaro draws upon his experiences as a ballistician and dinosaur hunter to recommend cartridge and bullet choices, as well as covering the gamut of dinosaurworthy firearms. Buy Now
Duct tape is an essential piece of kit for all hunters. Primarily used to stick over your rifle muzzle to stop debris getting in, there is nothing that can't be mended with a bit of duct tape! No more boring black duct tape - it now comes in special safari designs such as zebra or leopard patterns which will delight all African hunters. Buy Now
A must-have accessory for every hunter. Keep the time and your orientation in the bush within easy reach. The lens magnifies the watch dial, making it easier to read but also flips out to be a functional magnifying glass. Hands and hour markers glow in the dark. It includes an ultrabright LED for navigating your way around camp or searching for items inside your tent. Precision quartz movement. Also works as a compass so you can always find your way. Buy Now
If you miss your coffee and need a caffeine fix while you are hunting, try these chewy coffee cubes. They come in 3 flavours - mocha, latte and pure drip. Buy Now
This leather-bound whiskey book may come in useful in duty-free at Johannesburg airport. It is your nation-by-nation whiskey bible to more than 700 varieties and top award-winners from around the world. Its nation-by-nation, comprehensive A-to-Z-format reference guides you through every important distilling nation - from Dewar's and Macallan in Scotland to Jack Daniel's and Maker's Mark in the United States to Amrut and Lammerlaw in Asia and Australia. Buy Now
Keep your cigars safe in this oil-tanned leather cigar case with easy slide-together design. It fits in a chest or jacket pocket and ensures two of your favourites are always at the ready at the camp fire after a long African hunting day. Buy Now
This set of 2 hand-blown whiskey glasses come with a real .308 bullet. Each whiskey glass has a 7.5 oz capacity. Buy Now
These 1000 Mile socks are essentially a sock within a sock. By reducing the lack of friction between the layers helps to prevent blisters and reduces wear, this lightweight walking sock can protect the wearers feet. A braced arched additional support is used to comfort and protect the foot meanwhile the inner layer is used for sweat wicking properties. Buy Now
A bottle opener that was handcut from a genuine 50 caliber cartridge. Buy Now
This paracord bracelet is practically a whole survival toolbox that you can wear on your wrist. It comes with different components that can provide you with the tools you need for navigation, fire starting, cutting, fishing, snaring, making a shelter, gear Repair, use as a tourniquet and more. Buy Now
This travel toiletries kit includes mineral-rich face wash, hydrating face cream, expanding towels, travel-sized toothbrush and Marvis mint toothpaste. Buy Now
Defined by its ease of use, and the sharpness it lends to knives' blades, this is absolutely the finest knife-sharpening set on the market. The 8" stones provide the proper length, angle, and 'sweep' of the blade on the stone. Handy, triangular and compact design. Buy Now