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African Safari Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Bianchi family on safari

For the African safari aficionados or wildlife enthusiasts on your list here are ten of our favorite African safari gift ideas to either recall their time in Africa or inspire future travel. 

Haflinger Giraffe slippers 

Haflinger Giraffe SlippersThe first item on our list of African safari gift ideas is these cozy, boiled wool slippers that deliver a daily dose of giraffe to the wildlife fan on your list (an elephant pair is also available). ($81) Zappos.com 

 

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Sweatshirt

 David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust SweatshirtJ. Crew teamed up with Brooklyn-based artist Hugo Guinness to create this limited-edition sweatshirt illustrated with elephant orphans. Fifty percent of the retail price from the sale of this sweatshirt will be donated to the Trust. Children's sweatshirt pictured, also available in men's and women's sizes. ($59.50) J. Crew

4-in-1 Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus

4-in-1 Lens for iPhoneAt home and on safari, iPhones capture more and more of life's unforgettable moments. Upgrade your favorite traveler's photos with this smart accessory which adds fisheye, wide-angle, and two macro lenses. The lightweight, compact design works on both front and rear-facing cameras. ($79.99) Amazon.com 

born a crime, by trevor noah

Born a Crime by Trevor NoahThe Bushtracks' team went to hear Trevor Noah speak this summer, and The Daily Show's host had us laughing until we cried. His New York Times bestseller, published in November 2016, tackles his childhood in apartheid South Africa with incisive wit and unflinching honesty. ($16.80) Amazon.com

 

Safari Friends Highball Glasses

Safari Friends Highball GlassesCheers! Enjoy at-home sundowners with this set of four highball glasses featuring contemporary animal designs with 22K gold embellishment. ($29.99) Macy's

Maasai Beaded Belts

Maasai Beaded Belts

Give your favorite fashonista an instant wardrobe update with brightly adorned leather belts beaded by Maasai women, working in their home area, and allowing them to earn a living while maintaining their traditional and rural life. ($140) The Kenyan Collection

Tribal Textiles

Tribal Textiles Pillow CoversThese beautiful and unique pillow covers draw their inspiration from the stunning wildlife and surroundings in the South Luangwa, Zambia. Each piece is hand painted by local Zambian men and women. ($25) Tribal Textiles

Adopt an Elephant

Adopt an elephantFor the person who has everything, register him or her online as an elephant foster parent to help rear an orphaned calf who will ultimately be integrated into its wild community at age 10. ($50)
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

 

Kenyan Coffee

Kenyan CoffeeOne of our favorite, local coffee shops near the Bushtracks office in Healdsburg is Flying Goat, which offers a tasty Kenya Ichamama AA blend sourced from family-owned farms at 1,800-2,000 meters above sea level.  (17.95) Flying Goat Coffee 

 


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