Safari Shorts

Some hunters, both professionals and clients, love to hunt in shorts and ignore the scraped knees and thorn scratches. Whether you wear shorts in the field or not, they are great for around the hunting camp or for sight-seeing. When choosing your safari shorts for African hunting, as with safari pants, go for a comfortable fit above all.

Choosing Good Safari Shorts

  • Go for light, loose-fitting and comfortable shorts. Tight, nippy, very short shorts are only worn by veteran Zimbabwean professional hunters!
  • Shorts made of natural cotton or hi-tech synthetic material will wick moisture away and be quiet when walking.
  • If you want insect repellent shorts go for ones with fabric which is impregnated with permethrin, known as 'Insect Shield'. If you want all-cotton shorts to be insect repellent, you will need to spray them yourself with permethrin.
  • Convertible zip-on legs sound quite a good idea until you try to zip them while still wearing them!
  • Long trousers or shorts? Most hunters prefer to hunt in long trousers which offer some of protection against thorns, insects and the sun. Shorts are obviously cooler and quieter to walk in.
  • Pockets - these are better with button closure rather than velcro which can be noisy.
  • Try to minimise other optional features like cargo-pants loops as you will just get caught up on branches and thorns.
  • Khaki, green, brown colours rather than white or any bright colour

Safari Shorts For Men

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**NEW** These men's rugged stretch cargo shorts have hidden zipper pockets behind each quarter-hand pocket, a cellphone pocket, left-hand cargo pocket with zipper, pencil pocket, hook-and-loop patch pocket and leather pocket trim. Buy Now

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**NEW** The Kalahari EZ-Waist stretch cotton shorts have a hidden stretch in waistband, back patch pockets with button-through closures, interior pocket bags and a flat-front construction. Buy Now

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**NEW** These comfortable stretch cotton shorts have belt loops, drawstring waist, cellphone pocket and back patch pockets with button-through angled flaps. Buy Now

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These shorts are cut from garment-dyed, vintage-washed summerweight cotton twill. They are expertly tailored with easy-access quarter-top pockets and two rear pockets. Buy Now

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These men's shorts are durable, breathable and quick drying. The have a gusseted crotch for easy movement and zip side entry pockets on the legs. Buy Now

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These shorts for men are designed to keep you cool and comfortable with a ventilation system for optimum airflow and a gusseted crotch for freedom of movement. The durable, quick-drying cotton-blend fabric stands up to all your outdoor summer adventures. Buy Now

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The tough ripstop weave of these shorts resists tears and rips. There are 14 pockets (including front entry, bellows cargo and zippered leg pockets) for all the things you need to carry. Button front with zipper. Buy Now

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These 100% cotton poplin shorts keeping you cooler and more comfortable than any other lightweight shorts of their kind. 14 pockets keep just about all you need for a day on the trail. These men's lightweight cargo shorts feature elastic sides and adjustable straps for an extremely comfortable fit. Pleat front. Buy Now

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These shorts are made from pure Pima cotton, perfectly softened with an exclusive double-wash process and tailored in a classic fit. This easy-wearing style is enhanced with pick-stich detailing, shirt-striping pockets and a handy interior locker loop. Side-seam pockets, two rear pockets (right side button-through). Buy Now

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These hunting shorts for men have a 5-1/2" inseam to make them the preferred shorts of professional hunters on African safari. Two side pockets and four button flap cargo pockets give you room to carry essential outdoor gear. Side elastic on the waistband allows freedom of movement without restriction. The 100% prewashed cotton is durably lightweight, easy to care for and doesn't snag when tracking game through the underbrush. Buy Now


These quick-drying shorts are lightweight, breathable and moisture-wicking. They have two slash pockets, zippered side and back pockets. Buy Now

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