Women's Safari Shirts

Page Updated: May 2020

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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***NEW*** 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 cotton French rib sweatshirt is specially washed and brushed to make it very soft. It is ideal for chilly mornings or evenings on safari. Buy Now

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This half-zip fleece is made for optimal movement, moisture wicking and temperature control. Fabric coating in body and arms provides superior abrasion resistance without sacrificing stretch. The fleece side panels manage heat and moisture to keep you dry through any activity. Buy Now

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This short-sleeved safari shirt is made from soft, strong and cool ripstop BUGTech fabric with built-in insect defence and moisture wicking properties.It also comes with built-in SPF50+ sun protection, anti-bacterial technology, two chest pockets with button closure, a hidden vent along the back top seam to keep you cool and is quick-drying. Buy Now
Or you may prefer the long-sleeved version of this shirt

Women's Safari Shirt

This women's classic V-neck safari T-shirt is made from lightweight rayon/spandex blended fabric. It is designed with a loose fit for total comfort and the rounded bottom seam, combined with the length, makes for comfortable wearing over safari trousers or shorts. Buy Now

Women's Safari T-Shirt

This 100% tencel long-sleeved shirt has 2 chest pockets and buttoned front. It has a casual, soft slim fit. Buy Now

This shirt is made of quick-drying and ripstop fabric which offers breathability and comfort. The Omni-Shade UPF 50 fabric gives maxium protection against the sun and Omni-Wick technology that pulls moisture away to keep you cool and dry. The long sleeves can be rolled up and there are 2 handy chest pockets. Buy Now

***NEW*** This long-sleeved shirt is made from Peruvian Pima cotton with a touch of spandex to maintain its shape wash after wash. Buy Now

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This women's safari shirt is made from fabric with built-in NosiLife anti-insect properties, UPF50+ and anti-bacterial properties. It has a cooling collar for heat regulation, vented back, sunglasses wipe and hanger loop, roll-up sleeves and four pockets. Buy Now

Women's Safari Shirt

This shirt is made from strong and cool ripstop fabric with moisture wicking, built-in SPF and anti-bacterial technology to keep your shirt smelling fresh. It has two chest pockets with button closure, button roll-up sleeves, hidden vent hidden along back top seam to keep you cool and is quick-drying. Buy Now
You may prefer the short-sleeved version of this shirt

Women's Safari 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

The combination of cotton, reinforced with polyester makes this shooting shirt feel soft and comfortable. Ambidextrous design with quilted shooting patches. The shooting patches are unpadded and are designed to increase the shirt's durability rather than reduce recoil. Comes with spread collar, button chest pockets, sleeve tabs and pleated upper yoke panel for mobility. Buy Now

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This cotton safari shirt has embroidery on the bodice and sleeves.The button front is garment dyed and washed to create a faded look. Hi-low rounded hem has side gussets for complete freedom of movement. Buy Now

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This linen shirt is designed to keep you comfortable and cool in hot temperatures. Slightly oversized and comfy, this airy blouse is a must in every wardrobe. It features classic collared button down design, mother of pearl buttons at closure and cuffs and two large front pockets. Buy Now

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 cool, protective shirt is constructed from cotton poplin that's garment-washed for comfort. Hidden back vents keep air circulating in the heat and roll-up sleeves allow you to easily adapt to changing conditions. Buy Now

The Vent Back Adventure shirt for women by Tag Safari comes with a mesh lined vent back to circulate air to keep you cool. Two chest pockets with button down flaps carry essential outdoor gear. 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 Carhartt women's shirt is slightly loose for a comfortable fit. It has a mesh-lined vent in the back to facilitate flow-through ventilation. The long sleeves roll to three-quarter length with button-secured tabs. Buy Now

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