Women's safari pants include a range of capris and convertibles. Most are lightweight, wrinkle-resistant and some come with insect repellent and sun screen...all ideal features for an African safari, whether you are hunting or game viewing.
Though worn before for war work, women wearing trousers or pants for adventurous or sporting activities only really became generally acceptable in the 1930s when the pioneer aviatrixes such as Amelia Earhart, Amy Johnson and Beryl Markham were photographed wearing split skirts, jodphur style trousers or overalls. Photographs of Hollywood stars wearing trousers, such as Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich, meant pants were here to stay in an active woman's wardrobe.
The features of good women's safari pants and shorts are much the same as for men. However, if you are not hunting or walking in the African bush, your choice of colour is not too important.
Cargo and other khaki pants can be a bit fiddly to fit if you have a less than perfect figure.
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These safari pants are tailored from organic cotton with a hint of spandex. They come with gussets in the inner thighs for complete freedom of movement and a hidden zippered storage pocket on the leg. The functional drawstring waist ensures a proper fit. Finished with L-pockets on front and large patch pockets on back. Buy Now
These women's pants combine the softness of Tencel with the same cotton twill weave commonly used for denim. Garment dyeing and prewashing give these relaxed crops a weathered, faded look. They have large patch pockets, a classic Fit with a natural rise that sits right at the waist. Buy Now
These linen pants come with a drawstring waist and elastic back, on-seam pockets and double-needle stitched seams. They are easy-fit with a soft relaxed style with a mid-rise. Buy Now
These adaptable women's stretch travel ankle pants are quick-drying, moisture-wicking and offer UPF50+ sun protection. They come with hidden zip pockets, slim legs for a sleek look and modern fit sits just below the waist. Buy Now
These traditional chinos are made of soft, midweight cotton, garment dyed for rich colouring. Classic tailoring with the fly front, belt loops, and pockets you'd expect. Straight legs with inner topstitching for a fun look when rolled up. In a modern fit with mid rise to sit just below the waist. Buy Now
These Tag Safari pants for women have multiple pockets and a relaxed mid-rise fit. There are 2 button through flap pockets in front, 2 more in the back, side seam slip pockets at the waist and discreet side elastic panels. Buy Now
These 5.11 Tactical women's pants are made of tough cotton canvas with double and triple-stitch construction, 48 bartacks in high stress areas and double thick seat and knees. They have superior fit, sitting on natural waist with self-adjusting comfort waistband. Buy Now
The White Sierra women's convertible pants swiftly convert to shorts when the temperatures change. They are made of lightweight nylon woven fabric which dries quickly, gives sun protection and Teflon waterproofing. Comfort fit with side elastic. Buy Now
These durable weave, waxed cotton utility pants are soft and supple. They feature topstitched seaming details, articulated knees for complete freedom of movement and a side cargo pocket as well as patch pockets in front and buttoned-flap patch pockets on back. The straight legs, with ease at the hem, can be rolled up. Buy Now
These versatile, sun-and-stain-repelling convertible pants are built to keep you comfortable in a wide variety of conditions and activities. The easy straight-leg cut combines with 2-way stretch for comfort, UPF 50 shields you from harmful UV rays and zip-off legs convert the pant to a 10" inseam short. Buy Now
These ExOfficio Women's Explorista pants offer UPF 50 sun protection, are lightweight and quick-drying. There is a zip pocket on the right thigh and buttoned roll-up leg tabs. Buy Now
Stretch twill brings the comfort of a modern stretch pant, while classic design ensures you'll be protected in the field. Classic fit, mid rise. Sturdy briar fabric at the back welt pocket openings, metal shank button closure, and strong double stitch construction all over. Buy Now