What luggage should you take on safari?

While luggage limitations vary from safari to safari, as a general rule, we recommend soft and squashable luggage – and have designed our luxury Rufiji™ and Mara&Meru™ luggage ranges specifically for African travel conditions.

Many lodges around Africa are accessible only by light aircraft with strict luggage limitations and cramped holds. This is why we view a soft-sided bag as a safari essential. Similarly, overland safari 4x4s may have limited luggage space – another occasion where a traditional bulky hard suitcase isn’t ideal. 

It was with these travel realities in mind that we designed our range of soft, squashable, strong safari luggage. From simple duffels to those with clever design features, our canvas and leather luggage is as strong as it is luxurious, exuding a real sense of safari style for safari, business, and leisure travel. 

In recommending a large holdall and a smaller carry-on bag for safari, our Mara&Meru™ Safari Voyager provides real flexibility for travellers. The core bag comes with two standard zip-off side pockets which are smaller stand-alone bags for day trips and game drives. Clients also have the option of customising their Voyager by purchasing different attachment bags from our range of satchels and backpacks. This functional versatility brings real value and convenience to the modern traveller. 

View our luggage range here: https://www.thesafaristore.com/en/luggage 

Read our safari luggage advice here: https://www.thesafaristore.com/en/stories/safari-luggage-advice 

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