Page Updated: Sept 2023
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 long and lightweight scarf is made of polyester/cotton and acts as a functional shield against bothersome insects. The fabric is impregnated with odourless permethrin which is proven to repel mosquitoes, ants, flies, ticks and other insects. Buy Now
This extra large paisley bandana is made from comfortable, soft and lightweight cotton fabric. Buy Now
This 20" square bandana scarf is made of pure organic cotton. Buy Now
This scarf is made of lightweight and airy linen for warm weather. Buy Now
This neck gaiter offers maximum UPF 50+ protection to help prevent sunburn and sun damage. The ultralight fabric has anti-NIR (near infrared radiation) yarn which reflects heat and breathes to keep you cool. If also comes with odour control, dries quickly and wicks moisture to promote evaporative cooling. The versatile design can be worn many ways. 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
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