Page Updated: Sept 2020
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.
Please note, this page contains affiliate links, which means Shakari Connection receives a commission if you make a purchase using these links.
This extra large paisley bandana is made from comfortable, soft and lightweight cotton fabric. Buy Now
This ExOfficio BugsAway woven bandana is a must-have for travel in buggy forests, muggy climates for repelling insects like ticks are mosquitoes. It contains a Permethrin-based repellent provides for protection from mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and other bugs. It is odourless and lasts up to 70 washes. Lightweight, moisture-wicking and breathable fabric keeps you comfortable. Buy Now
***NEW*** This bandana has a moth motif and is made with soft, pure, organic cotton. Buy Now
This floral camo scarf is lightweight, silky and easy to style in a variety of different knots and drapes. Buy Now
This plaid cotton scarf uses Insect Shield, a safe and odourless insect repellent which protects against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies and midges. UPF 15 offers light sun protection. 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 handwoven infinity scarf blends organic bamboo rayon fibres with traditional design features. Generously sized for looping several times at the neck. 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 kikoy is great as a beach wrap, a scarf or a throw. Dyed cotton yarn of different colors are woven to create a complex color pattern, in the traditional manner of kikoy weaving. Buy Now