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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**NEW** This cotton canvas shirt has a hidden-button-down collar, back side pleats, two patch pockets with button-through flaps and long sleeves with two-button adjustable cuffs. Buy Now

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**NEW** This comfortable shirt has just enough stretch so that you'll never have to roll up the sleeves for comfort. It has two patch pockets with button-through flaps, two-button adjustable cuffs and spread collar. Buy Now

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**NEW** This light, airy cotton shooting shirt is soft and breathable yet constructed to stand up to seasons of use. The fit allows mobility and mesh inserts help ventilate. Quilted shoulder shooting patch with low-profile, secure zip chest pocket. Back pleat allows unrestricted swing. Roll-up sleeve tabs. Buy Now

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Or you may like the short-sleeved version of this shooting shirt icon


**NEW** This micro-houndstooth shirt by Barbour has long-sleeves and an angled pocket on the left chest. Brushed-twill finish in pure cotton. Buy Now

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This Craghoppers Men's Kiwi long sleeve shirt is easy care, sun-protective and practical. Buy Now


This Columbia Silver Ridge shirt features a soft, quiet fabric with long convertible sleeves with tab keepers and double flap chest pockets. It has Omni-Wick Advanced Evaporation, Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection and a sun protection collar. 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


**NEW** This shirt has a thin polymer-based coating on the fabric which wears away gradually through washing and wear, especially at the seams, to create a well-worn look. It has a spread collar, two patch pockets with button-through flaps, two-button adjustable cuffs and a back center pleat with locker loop. Buy Now
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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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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


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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