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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