Shop and Pack with Paulski : Our Top 3 African Safari Essentials – Paulski Art

Shop and Pack with Paulski : Our Top 3 African Safari Essentials

Planning a safari? You are reading the right post!

Dreaming of going on safari is a common desire for many people. A safari is a great way to experience the natural world. Whether it’s your first time planning on seeing the great outdoors or not, safari remains one of the most thrilling ways to reconnect with nature and see wildlife in their natural habitat. Many travelers may think they’ve seen it all – elephants in the wild, lions resting lazily by the river, gorillas up close and personal, rare birds flitting from tree to tree – but until you’ve taken a safari trip, the true joy of nature remains untapped.

Safari tours are designed to be some of the most luxurious and exciting vacations one can take in the world, but they’re also some of the most immersive means to reconnect with nature. Whether you’re crossing savannahs in Africa or wandering through jungles in South America, there’s no better way to embrace the splendor of nature than through safari tours. However, it is advisable to dress for the wild, and even carry natural products to keep your mind, spirit and bodies in sync with mother nature’s wholesomeness. With expert guides and knowledgeable drivers, you can explore every last inch of this exquisite nature with more comfort and ease than ever before.

Planning for a safari can be difficult, especially if you’ve never planned one before. There are many factors that go into planning, and it is important to have guidance, and that’s what we are here for! With a few safari essentials from our shop, you are well on your way to the most amazing trip yet. Fun fact, you can use them to decorate your home too! Be it a reminder of the open air trip, a conversation piece in the home, an eco-friendly choice to reducing your carbon foot print, it will remain a luxury natural product that is going to last forever. Let’s get to packing!

Bolga Hats (Woven Straw Hats)

When you hear outdoors, do you also hear mother nature’s elements too? That’s right. The sun. Being outdoors allows you to absorb the good Vitamin D, which is essential for optimal health. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and as such, you need to be treating it with special care! Hats are important for many reasons. They provide shade from the sun, protection from insects, and a sense of adventure.


What then, is it about this woven straw hat that makes it one of our specialties for safari? The versatility! Handmade in Bolgatanga, Ghana; the crafting of these hats and other products has been passed down from generation to generation. They are made using herbs known as "elephant grass", which are very rigid and resistant fibres, making the products made from it very durable. Intriguingly, they come in different designs too!

Travelling light means packing light as well, and if our ancestors wore these hats to shield the heat stroke from the blazing African sun, then you can be assured that with its wide brims, our bolga straw hats will definitely do an excellent job of shading your face, ears and head from the sun. You will love it, your kids will love it, and Memaw and Gramps will definitely not leave the house without it!

Bolga Fans

The Bolgatanga not only made hats, but fans as well! Phew! Ghana must be a pretty hot country! The Bolga fan is one of the most unique handcrafted pieces from their artisans, and its popularity around the world as interior décor items or commemorative pieces is overwhelming! Light, beautiful, natural eccentric colors and easy to hold due to the materials it is made of, is just proof that innovation, wit and intelligence was alive way before modern day technology.


Adding this piece into your travel backpack will guarantee the breeze and cool that is much needed when taking walking tours, and being up and about on your vacation shenanigans. The best part is, you don’t have to worry about it matching with any outfit, because their colors go with anything! They are easy to pack and maintain, and you know you can never go wrong with natural products. Looking to reduce your carbon foot print? The Bolga fan is one way to go!

Woven Basket Bags

Basketry has been known to transmit important artistic knowledge and cultural traditions. In the past, baskets were made for a variety of purposes, including food gathering and storage, furnishings, garments and ceremonial uses. Today, more and more people are realizing just how essential they are, and in that group, those planning a safari take the top positions together with interior and fashion designers. 


When planning a safari, you should consider your everyday carry-on luggage. This is where you will store souvenirs, items you buy, carry your jackets, scarves, food, passports, etc. Our woven basket bags come in handy, as apart from being eco-friendly, they come in various sizes and neutral colors that suit anyone! Their elegant clutches and designs make them super stylish, and you can fit your whole safari and life in it!

Convinced? Of course you are! Shop and pack with us for the best handmade eco essentials ever!

Travel light. Live light. Spread the light. Be the light. 

– Yogi Bhajan