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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This lightweight Filson shirt is made of breathable cotton that's been pre-washed for comfort. The pleated back provides mobility through the shoulders. It has adjustable cuffs and a hem long enough to tuck in. Includes dual expandable chest pockets and back hanging loop. Buy Now


***NEW*** This classic, three-button polo shirt is made of durable cotton with underarm gussets to allow freedom of movement, utility loop on the chest, knit box collar and banded sleeves and reinforcement patch at side vents. Buy Now

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This safari polo shirt is made of lightweight cotton which has been pigment-dyed for a soft, worn-in look and feel. Contrasting overlays on the shoulder and patch-and-flap pocket add durability to high-wear areas. There is a pencil hole on the pocket to park your sunglasses. High-low hem provides coverage no matter what stance you take. Three-button placket, plus a button on the collar band. Nicely finished with hem-cuffed sleeves and a cut-and-sew collar. Buy Now

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This poplin expedition long-sleeved shirt is designed to take on the heat. It is constructed of a cool, breathable cotton poplin and has 2 pleated pockets and functional epaulets at the shoulder. It comes with articulated elbows if you don't want to roll up the sleeves. Two-button adjustable cuffs and back side pleats ensure your comfort. 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 camo pullover sun hoodie is made of 'drirelease; fabric. You can hide from the sun and keep cool under the hood. The 'drirelease' fabric contains a blend of wicking and fast-drying materials with a soft, natural feel and active fit. Buy Now

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The quick-dry fabric with stretch makes this shirt perfectly suited for safari. There are roll-tab sleeves, straight hem, orange grosgrain detail on inside collar, and orange contrast accent stitching. It comes with long sleeves, hidden button-down collar and mesh-lined, hidden drop-in front chest pockets. A mesh-lined caped back means comfort even in the hottest temperatures. Buy Now

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This cotton and wool blend shirt has a straight hem, two-button adjustable cuffs, spread collar, two patch pockets with button flaps and back side pleats. Buy Now

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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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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 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


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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