Page Updated: Jan 2024
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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***NEW*** These straight-leg ankle pants are made of stretch cotton ripstop fabric and have a drawcord stretch waist. They are finished with lots of pockets - two front slash, two back pockets (one with zip) and one zip leg pocket. Buy Now
These chino straight-leg ankle pants are prewashed for softness and the stretch twill allows easy movement. The L-shaped pockets lie flat and the rear pockets are big enough to fit your phone. You can roll the leg for a more casual look. Buy Now
***NEW*** These wide-leg pants are a blend of breathable cotton and a hint of spandex for stretch and shape retention. They are finished with two patch pockets on front and two rear pockets. Buy Now
These pants have a shell made from tough cotton with stretch for mobility. The front is reinforced with rugged cotton canvas for thorn protection. They have a classic fit, mid rise, reinforced back welt pocket openings, metal shank button closure and strong double-stitch construction all over. Buy Now
***NEW*** These quick-dry capri pants are made of four-way stretch nylon and offer UPF 50+ sun protection. They are finished with one zip pocket on the leg, two front pockets and two zip back pockets. Buy Now
These women's safari are made of quick-drying stretch-woven fabric with built-in UPF 50+ sun protection. They have zip-off legs to convert to shorts and an adjustable waistband. There are two side pockets, two thigh pockets and one back pocket with zipper which can store your items easily. Buy Now
***NEW*** These safari pants come with roll-up legs which can be converted to capris. They are lightweight, breathable, quick dry and stretchy with multiple pockets, partial elastic waistband with belt loops for a custom fit and 2 button closure. Buy Now
***NEW*** These women's pants are made with the lightweight, quick dry, water-resistant, 4-way stretchy ripstop nylon for breathable comfort and a full range of motion. They feature adjustable cord lock around the cuffs, elastic waistband with drawcord and 6 zip pockets. Buy Now
These wide-leg cropped pants are made of a Tencel/cotton blend with a bit of stretch for unrestricted comfort. Buy Now