Bags, Travel Wallets and Luggage Labels
Our bags, travel wallets and luggage labels are all sustainably hand-crafted in Africa utilising the skills of the “Antassia” Maasai / Mukogodo ladies in Northern Kenya.
Throughout Africa & India and South America, when travelling by light aircraft, there are strict luggage restrictions with a maximum of 15kgs being usual. We can of course advise on this but the most important stipulation is to have a soft, carryall bag without wheels which will best mould to the small, curving underbelly pod of the aircraft.
Our soft carryall bags have been specially made in Africa. Being hand-made the dimensions vary slightly but are approximately:
W 315 mm
They have a double carry handle with a shoulder strap and a handle at each end. One side has an external zip-&-flap pocket, the other just a slip pocket. There are no pockets internally.
We will include our bag in your costing, part of which will form a donation to Antassia, on request – this is an excellent way to not only make sure that your luggage is suitable for light aircraft flights but also to own a beautiful product, crafted in Africa, for use long after one returns from a safari!
Antassia is a grass roots initiative which empowers the Maasai women of Kenya by teaching them to utilise their traditional beading skills to make beautiful bespoke pieces in the form of bags and other accessories; thereby creating a sustainable source of income for themselves and their families. Please ask us for more information on this as well as the many other projects that we support, both directly and through donations made by our wonderful clients.
We also recommend the following company which stocks excellent safari products as well as alternative bags; we will send you a voucher to obtain a worthwhile discount or just quote The Explorations Company: