Womens Combat trousers and Cargo Pants are very similar and in some cases they refer to the same item of clothing. But in general Combat pants are less formal than cargo trousers which in a way is surprising considering the military connotations.
The term “combat” also implies that the garment is more likely to be made with a camouflage print but this is not always the case and I would suggest that you stay clear of ex-military camouflaged clothing when going on safari as I have heard that it is illegal in some African countries.
Having said all this there are many combat trousers for women that are ideal to take with you on safari and they often end up being much cheaper than buying specifically designed Safari pants or trousers from specialist safari stores.
In general what you are looking for is a pair of combats that are comfortable to travel and walk in, they must also be tough, but without being too warm to wear in hot conditions. The colour should help you blend in with your surroundings, so go for khaki, beige, greens, browns and stone colours. Any extra pockets can be really useful for holding things like cameras, binoculars and birding books.
Where to Buy Combat Pants
Womens Combat Trousers
Amazon have a great range of womens combat pants as well as cargo pants ideal as safari wear, take a look at the links below:
Khaki Crop Combats
Combat crop trousers for women offer you great comfort and will keep you cool on those hot summer days, featuring stitch detail, pocket detail at the front and yoke detail at the back. 100% Cotton. Machine Washable
For more, take a look at this section of the safari guide on Safari Clothing and Advice, it includes Men’s and Women’s Safari Wear.