Page Updated: May 2020
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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***NEW*** This Panama straw hat is finished with leather trim. The straw weave lets air circulate and the tapered brim shields your face and neck from the sun. It has an interior fabric band for comfort. Buy Now
***NEW*** This knit fedora hat has a three-inch brim to provide shade with an interior comfort band with drawstring to adjust the fit. It can be folded, crushed, rolled or stuffed into a bag - then it pops back into shape. Buy Now
***NEW*** This knit fedora style hat has the look of straw and is packable - springing back into shape. It has a faux-suede band, an open mesh weave to let air circulate and a 3" brim to shield your eyes from the sun. Buy Now
***NEW*** This lightweight, breathable sun hat is water-resistant and is made with quick-drying nylon with UPF 50+ sun protection. The 2 3/4" brim, with a contrasting dark underside, helps shield your eyes from glare. The moisture-wicking interior comfort band draws perspiration away from your brow, while the drawcord ensures the hat will stay on in strong wind. Buy Now
***NEW*** This lightweight UPF 50+ sun sombrero is made of durable ripstop fabric which dries quickly. The dark contrasting fabric under the brim shields your eyes from glare. Interior comfort band wicks perspiration. Removable chin cord adjusts with one hand. Buy Now
This water resistant canvas safari hat has a mesh crown with metal eyelets for superior air flow and temperature regulation. It has an internal drawstring to adjust size and a wide, full brim for protection of the face and neck. A plaited leather hat band around the brim complements the overall style of the hat. A Grosgrain binding with metal wire around the brim helps this hat to retain its shape while travelling. There is a detachable leather neck cord with elephant toggle for additional style and convenience. Buy Now
This hat is made of polypropylene and offers SPF50+ optimal sun protection. It comes with an internal drawstring to adjust size, a wide, full brim for protection of the face and neck and a thin leather hat band. A detachable leather neck cord with elephant toggle adds convenience and style. Buy Now
This safari hat is made from 100% supple leather and offers SPF50+ optimal sun protection. It comes with an internal drawstring to adjust size, a wide, full brim for protection of the face and neck and a thin leather hat band. A detachable leather neck cord adds convenience and style and eyelets give increased airflow and temperature regulation. Buy Now
This packable sun hat will pop right back into shape when you need it. The handwoven raffia in a combination of a crochet and flat weave is light and airy and shields your face and eyes from the sun with its 3" brim. It protects from the rain too, due to a water-repellent treatment. It is finished with a leather hatband. Buy Now
This lightweight, poly-straw Wallaroo hat has a wide 4.5" brim to provide the utmost in sun protection. It is durable. washable and packable. Buy Now
This polyester hat has an adjustable chin strap and a generous 3.5" brim. The fabric has UPF 50+ sun protection and is moisture-wicking. Buy Now
This pure wool felt hat has a premium leather band and the 3 1/4" brim shields your eyes and face from the sun as well as light rain. 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
This wool felt and leather safari hat has a leather hat band with a silver-tone buckle. It comes with a comfortable sweatband and 3" 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 is made of soft polyester material and offers UPF50+ sun protection. It is vented and has an adjustable drawstring. Buy Now
This crushable hat is lightweight, durable and breathable in 100% wool. It has a shaped crown and stitched, leather hatband and a moisture-wicking headband inside. Buy Now
This lightweight Wallaroo fedora style hat has a 3" brim that dips front and back. It has a UPF 50+ rating, is breathable with a cool cotton lining. An internal, adjustable drawstring provides great fit. 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 safari headband is made from 100% soft, warm South African wool in a cable knit pattern.It will keep your hair out of your eyes on game drives and protect your ears from the early morning cold. Buy Now