Page Updated: Jan 2020
When choosing your safari pants or trousers for African hunting, go for comfort above all.
Here is a selection of pants which are ideal for different African safari conditions - some very rugged for thick and thorny conditions, some light weight, insect repellent pants and some convertible pants. Any pants that are made of synthetic material are liable to melt under a hot iron so tell the camp ironing person before leaving them in the dirty laundry pile. Read more on clothes ironing on safari.
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These men's quick-dry convertible pants are water repellent and breathable. They come with a comfortable side elastic waist, zip-off legs and UPF 40+ sun protection. Buy Now
These lightweight, waterproof pants were specifically designed for hunting. A waterproof membrane keeps you dry and comfortable and the quiet, micro-polyester fabric is designed for game stalking. They have a hook-and-loop, adjustable cuffs and buttons for suspenders. Buy Now
These classic relaxed-fit pants wear and performs like athletic gear. They are constructed with innovative, supersoft fabric that wicks moisture, stretches effortlessly and neutralizes odours. The relaxed fit offers more room in the thigh and calf, with a slight taper from the knee to the hem. Buy Now
These double-knee canvas pants are the ultimate in rugged dependability. They are designed to protect the most common stress points, stretch for greater range of movement and finished with a water- and stain-repellent coating. No need to break them in - they are garment washed them for comfort. Double-needle stitching and back leg kickplates ensure long-lasting durability. They have a key fob loop at the waistband and mitered back patch pockets. Buy Now
These lightweight yet durable pants are perfect for hot weather hunts. They are made of stretch-woven fabric with advanced hydrophobic fibers woven in for better moisture control. The treated fabric is water resistant and always feels dry to the touch. The double-weave fabric hangs away from your skin to help with wicking, venting, temperature control and is resistant to punctures and abrasion. Mesh pockets allow additional breathability. Buy Now
This pair of light and quick-drying stretch pants has 7 pockets with a hidden security pocket and a drop-in pocket on the right thigh. The blend of nylon and spandex moves with you for maximum comfort over a range of activities. The come with slotted button closure, back belt loop, gusseted crotch for full range of motion and slightly tapered leg with hem kickplate. Buy Now
These cotton twill khaki pants are more substantial than ordinary khakis, so they hold up longer. They are prewashed for the soft, broken-in fit and come with plain front styling, interior button tab, locker loop to hang them and prevent wrinkling and a cotton waistband. Buy Now
If you prefer, these cotton twill khaki pants also come with a pleated front
These rugged cargo pants are durable and comfortable. They are made of breathable 100% cotton. They come with many pockets, increased durability and flexibity in the knees and an elastic waistband. Buy Now
These safari pants are based on a classic military model for tropical and overland expeditions. They come with utility pockets on the front and back, a fitted waistband with twill facing for improved comfort, military-grade melamine buttons and double-needle stitching throughout. Buy Now
These pants were created for added strength and durability. The smooth twill fabric is stitched with the same nylon thread used in climbing harnesses. Saddle stitch seams reduce bulk for a good fit. The waistband is lined with soft micro-chamois for unmatched comfort and the articulated 5-panel pant design and gusseted crotch allow true freedom of movement. Buy Now
These 5-pocket jean style pants have quarter-front pockets, coin pocket and rear patch pockets. They are made of cotton twill with lycra to stretch to make all your movements free and easy. Buy Now
These stretch canvas pants are equipped with eight pockets, including a hammer loop, key fob loop, and three utility pockets, two deep handpockets, two ample mitered back pockets and a roomy coin pocket. They are built for comfort by garment dyeing and washing them for a softer feel. The sturdy stretch canvas provides flex and protection as you bend and crouch, while the cotton blend provides breathability and a gusseted crotch makes every move easy. These pants are built to last with bartacks at key stress points, rivets on the front pockets and double-stitching throughout. Buy Now
Wrangler RIGGS Men's Ranger pants are made of 100% cotton ripstop fabric. They have button closure, reinforced knees, roomy side cargo pockets with flaps and a zip fly with button. Buy Now
These safari pants are constructed with a sturdy nylon/spandex blend. The 'Free Ryde' waist, gusseted crotch and added fabric panel ensure that you have ultimate freedom of movement. Buy Now
These 5.11 men's Stryke pants with Flex-Tac are made from two-way mechanical stretch fabric, with a fully gusseted crotch, self-adjusting tunnel waistband and articulated knees. Built to last, these pants feature 12 pockets, including double-deep reinforced cargo pockets and front pockets. Buy Now
The 5.11 Tactical men's Covert Cargo pants combine superior tactical performance with a comfortable, low-profile design. With the look and feel of casual flat front cargo pants, these pants have large storage pockets along the left and right seams, double-deep, reinforced front and rear pockets and a self-adjusting tunnel waistband ensures a stable and secure fit when you are on the move. Made from peached cotton canvas. Buy Now
These durable, quick-wicking convertible pants feature built-in sun protection and plentiful storage making them the perfect choice for active days in warm weather. Buy Now
These Carhartt's pants are made of 100% cotton ripstop fabric. There's rugged, double-front construction plus the added durability of cordura-lined front-ledge and back pockets. Carry what you need in two large cargo pockets with flaps and snap closures, as well as multiple utility pockets. Buy Now