Women's Safari Shirts

Page Updated: Sept 2021

Women's safari shirts need to be practical and tough if you are hunting, walking in the bush or travelling. Practically any shirt is OK for around camp or in the safari vehicle, though long sleeves, insect repellent fabric and muted colours are recommended.

Choosing A Good Women's Safari Shirt

These safari shirt tips are for hunting and walking in the African bush. If you are only intending to game-view from a vehicle, your choice of safari shirt style is not so important.

  • 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 walking.
  • 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.

Safari Shirts For Women

These suggestions for women's safari shirts include some very suitable for hard core African hunting or bush-bashing, some for a more restful life in camp and others for general travel and sight-seeing. Most come in more colours other than shown.

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This women's lightweight shirt is made of quick dry nylon fabric which wicks moisture away. It has button closure, breathable, cooling mesh in the back, UPF 50+ rating sun protection and the convertible long sleeve can be rolled up with button tabs. Buy Now

This women's ultra-light long sleeve shirt is made of UPF 50 fabric for maximum protection against the sun and wicks moisture away to keep you cool and dry. It has two chest pockets with closure and one sunglasses hanger loop, a mesh-lined vented back for breathability and comfort. Roll-up sleeves to convert long sleeves to short sleeves for hot days. Buy Now

This cool and breathable linen/cotton camp shirt has roll-tab long sleeves that convert to three-quarter length. The button-front style is finished with a shirttail hem that can be tucked in or worn loose. Buy Now

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This long-sleeved quarter-zip shirt dries four times faster than cotton and wicks perspiration away from your skin so you never feel sticky. It has a natural and permanent odour protection in the fabric which means you can wear it more than once before washing and still smell fresh. Buy Now

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This relaxed fit V-neck top is made from Peruvian Pima cotton, blended with silky modal and a touch of spandex to maintain its shape. Buy Now

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This versatile women's hunting pullover will give you the extra layer you need for the early morning chill. When the day warms up, it packs down to fit in your vest or pack. The fabric finish sheds moisture and the tightly woven, yet highly breathable double-weave fabric resists punctures and keeps you cool during activity. It has ample stretch in both body and side panels and comes with deep three-quarter zip which allows easy on-and-off. Hidden lower back pocket with side entry holds small valuables safely. Stretchy contour cuffs have a comfortable close fit, and provide extra protection from the elements and brush. Buy Now

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This lightweight button-up shirt is designed specifically for hot-weather situations. It is made from a fast-drying, breathable blended fabric with UPF 50+ sun protection. It comes with mesh-lined vents at back, chest pockets with hook and loop closure, rolled-up sleeves which can be secured with button tabs and a sunglasses hanger loop. Buy Now

Short sleeved version of this shirt

This women's quick dry, UV protective, convertible sleeve shirt is made of 100% polyester. It has a front button closure and buttons to convert long sleeves to short sleeves. Buy Now

This cool button-down shirt is made of a soft French linen. It is slightly oversized and comfy and features classic collared button down design, two large front pockets and back box pleat. Buy Now

This PrAna t-shirt is lightweight, comfortble and breathable. It is made from stretch Lenzing modal jersey - a new sustainable fabric made from cellulose. Buy Now

***NEW*** This button-up T shirt is made from a blend of cotton from Peru with just a bit of spandex to maintain its shape. The button-front is tailored with princess seams and side panels for comfort and a better fit with striped trim on the neckband and button cuffs. Buy Now

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This lightweight, durable women's hunting shirt is a high-performance shirt that will keep you cool and comfortable during warm safari days. It is designed for optimum mobility, the technical stretch fabric combines an active fit with articulation at the elbow. The fabric also wicks moisture, controls odours and dries fast for comfort in the hottest temperatures. Extended contour cuffs provide extra sun and brush protection. Buy Now

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This Tag trail shirt for women has short sleeves, with shoulder epaulettes is perfectly suited for hiking the African savanna. Two chest pockets with button down flaps carry essential outdoor gear. The functional epaulettes are cross-stitched to prevent a camera or canteen from slipping off your shoulder.It comes with a mesh lined vent back to circulate air to keep you cool. Swiss tabs keep shirt sleeves neatly rolled up when the weather turns warm. Double stitched throughout for durability, with generous sizing and long tails that stay tucked in. Made in Africa from pre-washed and pigment dyed cotton for a natural worn look. Buy Now

This sun hoodie provides added protection for the head in a lightweight fabric. The bi-component knit fabric spreads moisture quickly over a large area to provide rapid evaporation and enhanced cooling. it has the highest-rated UPF 50+ for maximum sun protection. There are gussets in the underarms for unrestricted movement, a concealed pocket hidden in the side seam and integrated thumb holes for back of hand protection. Buy Now

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