Safari Shirts

The choice of the right safari shirts for an African hunt is quite important as they, along with your safari pants, are what you will wear every day of your hunt. You will need to think about durability, comfort and the other features you might find useful like pockets, cartridge loops and shooting shoulder pads.

Choosing A Good Safari Shirt

  • Get the size and fit right so the shirt is comfortable for many hours of wear.
  • Choose a shirt made of natural or hi-tech fabric that will wick moisture away and will be quiet when wearing it while stalking.
  • You might want additional cooling features like vents and mesh.
  • Long sleeves with button loops for rolling them up are preferable - rolled down for warmth, protection against sunburn and insect bites, rolled up when hot.
  • Pockets - better to have button closure rather than velcro which can be noisy.
  • Other optional features - cartridge loops, shoulder padding for shooting.
  • Khaki, green, brown colours rather than white or any bright colour.
  • Insect repellent Permethrin-impregnated fabric will generally repel ticks and other insects but does not work on tsetse flies.

Recommended Safari Shirts For Men

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The wicking fabric of this shirt will keep you cool. It has a modified Western yoke in the front, orange thread details and button-closure patch pockets. Roll-tab sleeves, concealed button-down collar. Buy Now

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This Craghoppers shirt is ready-made for travelers who like to pack light yet be prepared for anything. It is built for all-day hiking in comfort with UPF 40+ protection and extended fold-up collar to cover the back of your neck. The breathable poly/cotton blend keeps you cool and comfortable. Features two button-flap chest pockets, one of which conceals a hidden zip passport pocket. Internal loops allow the shirt to hang dry when you're on the road. Long sleeves roll up and secure with button tabs. Buy Now


This Australian lightweight bush shirt is made from canvas which is ideal for warmer climates. It has rivet reinforced pockets for extra durability, a tabbed change facility over the right chest pocket and a built-in sleeve roll-up security system. Buy Now

This safari shirt is 100% cotton with chest pockets, shoulder epaulettes, roll-up sleeve tabs and zip pockets behind button pockets. Buy Now

This safari shirt is made from a lightweight cotton poplin. It features double-needle stitching throughout, two pleated chest pockets with button-through flap pockets and a handy reverse-pleated pocket on the wearer's left sleeve. Convenient sleeve tabs for when the temperatures rise. Buy Now

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This shirt is cut from a heavyweight cotton twill that's been thoroughly washed down, it maintains its structure while offering a soft and supple hand. Functional details include shoulder epaulets and articulated elbows (along with back and side pleats) for complete ease of movement. Two button-through flap pleated pockets, one pleated button-through pocket on wearer's left sleeve. Buy Now

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Built from tightly woven pure cotton, this midweight Bush Poplin shirt breathes well and wicks dust and moisture to keep you dry and cool on your adventures. Made to take on outdoor use, poplin has been standard issue in expedition and safari clothing for nearly a century. Two big button-through pleated pockets, working epaulets for binocular or camera straps, and roll-up sleeve tabs. Storage pocket on left sleeve, spread collar, two-button adjustable cuffs. Buy Now

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Made for angling, this shirt works as a safari shirt too. The shirt is constructed of soft, 100% cotton poplin with mesh-lined cape vents on the back shoulders to keep air flowing. The sleeves can be rolled up and secured with button tabs and the collar tips have hook and loops that allow you to stand it up to keep the sun off your neck. Buy Now

You'll never be cooler than in this lightweight vented shirt made of DryflyliteT. This special nylon/polyester blend is soft, wicks moisture and provides 30+ sun guard protection. The construction sports mesh-lined vents for optimum air circulation. Adjustable three-position sun collar. Pleated bellows pockets. Hidden security zip pocket. Handy roll-up sleeve tabs and utility tab. Buy Now

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This Tag Safari cotton bush shirt for men has long sleeves with plenty of pockets for storage and rugged construction. Two chest pockets with button down flaps carry essential gear, and two pockets above with zipper closures. Tabs keep sleeves neatly rolled up and a button down collar stops it blowing in your face. Double-stitched throughout for durability, with generous sizing and long tails that stay tucked in. Available in khaki. Buy Now

The 5.11 Tactical long sleeve Taclite shirt is made from poly/cotton Taclite ripstop fabric which is Teflon treated for stain, liquid and soil resistance.It has hidden document pockets at the chest, reinforced pen pockets at the left sleeve and a cape-back mesh panel maximizes ventilation to keep you cool and comfortable in warm climates. Buy Now

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