The African Touch

Handcrafted all-hardwood safari campaign furniture is a luxury few can afford. At The African Touch we design functional campaign style furniture as art. Our master-craftsmen hand build and finish these creations from the finest African hardwoods, natural leather and solid brass into affordable, beautiful pieces that will uplift your space and last for generations. Our designs draw inspiration from the traditional British Military Campaign furniture with our own special design elements. 

Safari campaign furniture is not only practical but also stylish. It adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space, whether it’s a luxury safari lodge or a home office. With its timeless design and versatility, hardwood furniture is a great investment for anyone who loves to travel or wants to add a touch of Africa to their home decor.



Safari Campaign collection

Safari Campaign Furniture has a rich history that dates back to the 18th century. It was designed to meet the needs of the British Army officers who had to travel frequently on military campaigns.  

In recent years, modern-day safari campaign furniture has become increasingly popular in safari camps and lodges as well as in homes around the world. 

Early African Safaris were assessable to a privileged few. A caravan of porters carried the fine campaign furniture that was easily knock down to be assembled at each night’s luxury camp. This collection of unique designs are comfortable and functional for every-day use.

The Safari Leather Collection

Safari leather accessories are an essential part of the safari industry. These leather drinks carriers are designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor activities and are made from high-quality full-thickness veg-tanned leather – the best that there is. These safari leather accessories are not only functional but also add a touch of sophistication to any safari outfit.

Our Safari Leather Collection combines all these elements making them both durable and stylish.

Victoria Falls Collection

Our furniture studio lies within sight and sound of the mighty Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River – one of the great natural wonders of the world. The Victoria Falls Collection was inspired by this stupendously beautiful environment and the magnificent bridge built across the Zambezi Gorge in 1905.  Pieces include hardwood dining furniture, hardwood dining chairs and our famous Rhodesian teak Morris chairs.


Safari Bedroom Collection

African Safari Camps are renown for providing superb comfort to ensure a restful night’s sleep for guests. Storage is provided to pack clothes away and luggage racks for travelling bags.  Hardwood bedroom furniture is a popular choice for the safari industry due to its durability, natural beauty, and ability to withstand the harsh conditions of the African wilderness.

This collection of hardwood bedroom furniture is made from high-quality Rhodesian teak or mahogany, which are both known for their strength and resistance to wear and tear. Hardwood bedroom furniture is available in a variety of styles and designs, ranging from traditional to contemporary, and can be customized to suit your specific needs. Whether it’s a hardwood bed frame, a spacious camp wardrobe, or campaign bedside table, hardwood bedroom furniture is a timeless and practical choice for any home, safari camp or lodge.

African Touch Classic Collection

At The African Touch we love to design distinct, unique pieces that will set you apart from friends or competitors. This passion drives us to introduce new products on a regular basis. What’s more, you can leave to your African Touch furniture to your grandchildren!

The African Touch Classic Collection features a range of beautifully crafted hardwood furniture pieces that are perfect for safari lodges and camps. The collection includes a variety of hardwood tables which are all designed to add a touch of elegance to any room, whether it be a boardroom table, dining table or hardwood coffee table. We also offer a variety of hardwood desks, providing a sturdy and stylish workspace for your home or safari camp guests. For outdoor relaxation, the collection includes hardwood or wrought iron sun loungers which are perfect for soaking up the African sun. Overall, The African Touch Classic Collection is an excellent choice for anyone looking for high-quality hardwood furniture that is both practical and beautiful.

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Our Story

A desire to run his own business and a passion for woodwork led Richard Lowe to design and build furniture, which he has been doing out of the magnificent local timbers – Zambezi Teak and other African hardwoods – for the last 28 years.

How It's Made

Our craftsmen have been trained over the last quarter century in traditional woodworking skills, and are experts in producing very accurate and strong wood to wood joints such as mortice & tennon, dovetail & sliding dovetail, expanded tennon, half lap and so on. These joints, provided they are well constructed, form the strongest possible wood furniture joints.

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