If you are enamored by the sight of a lion at your local zoo, you can trust the sighting of a lion in the wild to be notch higher in your scale of amazing.
That goes for any other wild animal, be it a cheetah, elephant, giraffe, a rhino or birds.
With this in mind, you can appreciate the importance of having a pair of high-quality binoculars with you when you head out to a safari.
Whether your destination is Kenya, South Africa, or Tanzania, one this is certain, you will need them.
Due to human-wild life interaction restriction imposed in many of the popular safari parks, tourists are more often than not, required to keep your distance from the wild animals.
Binoculars in this regard, help you to spot your favorite wild animal and birds, while the same time heeding to the restriction imposed on tourists.
Herein, we will explore five of the best binoculars for a safari.
Either one of these binoculars will go a long way to making your safari an experience you will never forget!
Considerations In Picking Safari Binoculars:
The purpose of binoculars is to magnify.
Thus it is important to keep considerations of magnification in mind.
Typically, the 8X42 magnification, where 8 stands for the number of times the binocular zoom and the 42 stands for the diameter of the objective lens, is considered the best wildlife spotting binoculars.
Such binocular provide ample zooming capabilities while the large diameter lenses (42 millimeters) means that the binocular collect ample light for bright images.
Other considerations to have in mind while picking a pair of binocular include waterproof properties, lens coating (for fog resistance purposes), and compactness.
5 Of The Very Best Binoculars For A Safari
#1. The Carson 8×42 3D Series With ED Glass
Carson has been in the optics business for 20 years. The Carson 3D binoculars epitomize their experience in producing award winning binoculars that meet and exceed the needs of their users. The 8×42 features high-definition optics that is further enhanced by ED glasses for bright and clear pictures. They also come feature BAK-4 roof prisms that have multicoated lenses. The results are undistorted clear images. Other note-worthy
property of these binoculars includes waterproof, fog proof, rubberized body for premium protection, and an ultra-wide view (120m at 1000meters).
#2. Nikon Monarch 5 ED ATB 8×42 Binoculars
This is another premium, top-quality binoculars. They feature a lightweight build (just 20 Oz), waterproof, fog proof, and rubber coating for excellent grip and shock absorption. In terms of performance, the lenses are fully multi-layered, which means that it produces high-resolution images.
#3. Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 8×42 Binoculars
The Bushnell Legend features roof prism, fully multi-layered lenses, Extra-low Dispersion Prime Glass, better known as the ED Prime Glass. It allows these binoculars to produce high-quality images. It also comes with a magnesium body for a lightweight construction (22.4 Oz), waterproof, and fog proof features.
#4. Eagle Optics Ranger ED 8×42
The Eagle Ranger is another popular choice owing to its bright imaging, clarity, and comfortable body build. It features ED glass, fully multilayered lenses, anti-reflection coating, and phase correction.
#5. Vortex Viper HD 8×42
The Vortex Viper comes with HD glasses, and multilayered lens coatings set up for clear imaging. The lenses are ultra-hard and scratch, oil, and dirt resistant.
There are many other binoculars in the market.
However, the features that above choices of binoculars come with, as well as their price points, makes them the best binoculars for a safari among the rest.
Another side point, which is very important!
You need a pair each!!
Read any review about a safari on Amazon, TripAdvisor, Expedia & so on, they all say you need a pair each!
Which makes perfect sense – but so many people only realize this when they are on safari sharing!