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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These safari shorts are based on a classic military model for tropical and overland expeditions. They have 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

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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 breathable linen and cotton shorts offer ease, performance and quality. They are wrinkle resistant, easy to wash and will keep you cool through the heat. Buy Now

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***NEW*** These cargo shorts are made from strong, lightweight canvas and comes with seven pockets and adjustable slider buckles. There is double-needle stitching throughout ensuring durability. They come with a webbing hanger loop on the center back, hidden buttons at the pocket flaps, pleated cargo pockets and a hidden stow pocket inside the left cargo pocket. Buy Now

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This pair of light and quick-drying stretch shorts have 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. They come with slotted button-closure, back belt loop and gusseted crotch for full range of motion. Buy Now

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These chinos Pima cotton shorts are double washed for added softness and tailored them in a classic fit. They come with pick-stitch detailing, shirt-stripe pocketing and a handy interior locker loop. Side-seam pockets, two button-through rear pockets. Buy Now

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These 14-pocket tech shorts that move with you every step of the way. They are constructed with durable nylon/spandex and come with cargo pockets, buttoned and zippered pockets for security and an adjustable, partial elastic waistband. Buy Now

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These shorts are made from fabric that is durable, wicking and has four-way stretch with a water repellent finish. Mechanical stretch and articulated design to follow the natural movement of the body. The waistband is lined with soft micro-chamois for unmatched comfort. Mesh zipper pockets. UPF 50. 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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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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***NEW*** These quick drying shorts have chino styling with flat front pockets and built-in stretch. They have a micro-chamois waistband for comfort, phone and rear pockets and a gusseted crotch for freedom of movement. Buy Now

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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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