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Mara Safari Chair


The Mara Safari Chair is the ultimate light, compact folding chair. It is very comfortable and easy to set up. The legs fold and stow away into the canvas back cover, which sports a handle for easy carrying. Sitting on the chair tightens it and increases the comfort and security of the chair.

Ideal to throw in the back of your vehicle for an impromptu picnic or off to watch field sports. Packed it is 80cm x 24cm x 10cm. Folded out for sitting it is 59cm wide x 43 deep x 72 high.

Recommended weight limit 100kg (220lb). Please do not rock back and forth on any chair.

The Safari Chair goes very well with our Safari Folding Table.

The Mara Safari Chair is based on a lightweight, portable folding chair used by British Officers in the First and Second World wars. The original is thought to have belonged to Major-General Sir Edward Louis Spears.

We designed this chair by looking at an old, grainy picture of the original.  We then extrapolated out the best dimensions for the chair. This takes time and experimentation. Our version will not be exact to the original dimensions. However, we believe we have improved the comfort and security of the design.

The Mara Safari chair is built out of African Mahogany because of the long, straight grain and flexible strength of the wood.

it is an excellent alternative to our Roorkhee Campaign  Chair.  This the ultimate chair for picnics, sports days, game drives as it is lightweight and easy to carry.

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Weight 3.7 kg
Dimensions 80 × 24 × 10 cm
Seat сovers

Karoo Khaki Canvas, Traditional Cotton Canvas

Your oiled Safari Chair receives two applications of The African Touch Furniture Oil prior to delivery. Our outlets carry stock, should you require it. We recommend you re-apply when the finish looks faded or dry. The recommended application procedure is as follows:

  • Wipe surface down with a clean cotton cloth lightly moistened with mineral turpentine. (Ensure that all surfaces are completely dry and clean before proceeding with the next step)
  • Use a clean cotton cloth or soft bristled brush dipped in the oil and apply in light, short strokes, ensuring thorough and even distribution of the oil.
  • Leave the oil on the furniture for at least 1 to 2 hours (but not more than 24 hours), to allow absorption into the wood.
  • Use a clean cotton cloth and wipe off all excess liquid to leave a natural smooth finish.
  • Allow to dry for approximately 24 hours.

1 review for Mara Safari Chair

  1. Mike Brennan

    Package arrived two days ago all intact and well received.
    The two Mara Safari Chairs are already in full use. They are so comfortable & much better than expected in concept, design weight and ease of transport. Then the ease of assembly& re-storage makes it a big winner in our books.
    Best wishes for 2022.
    Mike Brennan

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When you make your enquiry we will discuss delivery options with you.

Camps and lodges:

For camps and lodges in Southern Africa we can quote on delivery
with our transport or you may arrange collection.
For East Africa and beyond it is often more convenient for us to
quote containerised freight for large orders and air freight to nearest
airport for smaller orders.

International Orders:

Certain knock down products can be delivered by courier direct to you.
Slightly cheaper is to organise air freight to your nearest airport.
For large orders we can quote containerised delivery by sea.

Smaller orders in Southern Africa:

We will quote for delivery by courier or our transport depending on your location.


For orders to Africa, Europe, Australia, and North America we provide a
Certificate of Origin so that duty is not payable in your country of destination.

Orders supplied from stock we request payment in full when the order is placed.
For products made to order we request a 50% deposit on order
with the balance paid on completion.

We offer 10% discount for orders of 20 or more Mara Safari Chairs. Please contact us to arrange your discount.

The chair is very light and compact to ship and suitable for courier delivery.

Prices include shipping to your nearest main port. Should you require shipment ‘Door to Door’ or to an isolated port we may need to update your quote depending on the extra cost. The price excludes fees at the port of entry (customs clearance, tax such as VAT etc).

Questions? Call +27 68 246 2513