Safari Shirts

Page Updated: April 2021

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.

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This shirt is built for sun and heat protection with the body-mapped hybrid fabrication. The bi-component knit fabric spreads moisture quickly over a large area to provide rapid evaporation and enhanced cooling. The shirt also offers the highest-rated UPF 50 for maximum sun protection and odour control for extended wear. There are two zippered chest pockets and an integrated cord for tool docking. A sunglasses and cell phone cleaner is built in and it has stitch-free hem and cuffs. Buy Now

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This cotton overshirt can be worn as a shirt or as a jacket over another layer. It features two button-through chest pockets. Buy Now

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Great for cool mornings, this hunting pullover will give you the extra layer you need. When the day warms up, it packs down small enough to fit in a vest pocket or pack. It sheds moisture and the tightly woven, yet highly breathable double-weave fabric resists punctures. There is ample stretch in both the body and side panels. A low-profile, welded-stretch chest pocket holds small valuables safely and stretchy contour cuffs provide extra protection from the elements and brush. Buy Now

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This zipneck, long-sleeved T-shirt offers enhanced neck protection and the ability to manage heat release. The super-soft fabric is a blend of wicking cotton and fast-drying polyester. This gives the fabric superior moisture management performance that is will never wash out and is good for the life of the shirt. Odour-blocking technology helps keep you fresh even after long days in the bush. Buy Now

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Designed for fishing but equally good for African hunting, this light and ventilated shirt dries quickly and promotes evaporative cooling. The back is caped and lined with lightweight mesh. The front chest pockets are also mesh vented. The concealed button-down collar eliminates wind flap and there is a sunglasses cleaner in hem, roll-up sleeve tabs and straight hem. Buy Now

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This classic trail shirt for men in short sleeves comes with functional shoulder straps and is perfect for an African safari. Two chest pockets with button-down flaps carry essential gear and the epaulettes prevent a camera or canteen from slipping off your shoulder. It comes with a button-down collar, double-layered back yoke for extra sun protection, two back tucks for extra shoulder swing. The shirt is double-stitched throughout for durability, has generous sizing and long tails that stay tucked in. Buy Now


This shirt is constructed from lightweight, quick-drying, wrinkle-resistant fabric with abrasion-resistant properties. UPF 30 fabric blocks harmful ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays. The spread collar is designed to flip up for increased sun protection. Full-button front closure, long sleeves with snap tab roll up and flap chest pocket with a loop to secure sunglasses when not in use. Buy Now


This long sleeve safari shirt is cut from a hemp, recycled polyester blend and features double chest pockets with button flaps and a slim fit. Buy Now


This V-neck long-sleeve T-shirt is constructed of a comfortable, soft, slub cotton jersey. Buy Now

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This rugged long-sleeved shirt has a thin polymer-based coating on the fabric which wears away gradually through washing and wear, especially at the seams. 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 hunting shirt is made for performance on warm days when you cover a lot of ground. Designed for optimum mobility, the technical stretch fabric combines an active fit with articulation at the elbow for an extended range of shooting motion. Though lightweight, the fabric is very durable. It also wicks moisture and dries fast for comfort in the hottest temperatures. Extended contour cuffs provide extra sun and thorn protection. All the details are low profile, including front snaps, flat pockets. There is also a hidden, chamois sunglasses cleaner built into the hem. Buy Now

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This Wrangler shirt is made of 100% cotton and comes with button closure and cuffs, 2 button chest pockets and chambray back neck lining. Buy Now


This Tag safari shirt is made in Africa from pre-washed cotton. It comes with two chest pockets with button down flaps, tabs to keep sleeves neatly rolled up, double stitching for durability and back shoulder tucks for freedom of movement. Buy Now


***NEW*** This rugged bush shirt is made of a blend of linen, cotton and silk. Linen is naturally cooling, moisture-wicking with breathable properties, the cotton and silk provides comfort and smoothness It comes with pleated pockets with button-through flap pockets, gusseted sleeves and two-button adjustable cuffs. Buy Now

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***NEW*** This heavyweight cotton twill shirt looks and feels comfortably broken in. It has back side-pleats for plenty of room to move, a spread collar, two patch pockets with button-through flaps and two-button adjustable cuffs. Buy Now

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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 shirt has button closure, 2 flap pockets with button on chest, shoulder straps with button and camo lining on cuffs and spread collar. 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


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 long-sleeved shooting shirt is made of 100% cotton with contrast details for style and safety. The quilted shooter patch effectively cushions gun recoil. A single chest pocket with button down flap carries essential hunting gear. Includes tabs to keep sleeves neatly rolled up, button down collar, double stitching throughout for durability, generous sizing and long tails that stay tucked in. Buy Now


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