If possible ensure that everyone on a wildlife safari is in
possession of a pair of binoculars. If something really special
happens sharing a pair can cause an unnecessary stress between
high-quality pair of binoculars is one of the most essential
items of equipment for viewing wildlife. Your game watching
ability will improve tenfold and will enhance your ability
to identify animals and observe them from a distance. Don’t
be caught without them, you may be surprised when you least
Good optics do not come cheap, and it is well worth buying
a pair that will last you a forever. The top makes are Swarovski,
Leica and Ziess, followed by Minolta, Canon, Pentax and Nikon,
which have reasonable lenses but may easily get damaged.
||Notes on choosing
1. Never buy a pair which is too heavy and large.
2. It is difficult to stabilize yourself when the magnification
is excessively powerful.
3. The first number represents the binoculars enlargement
capacity. The ideal for the bush is 8x and should never
exceed 10x magnification.
4. The second number represents the aperture of the front
lens which determines the amount of light that enters
the binoculars. The optimum is about 30mm diameter front
lens, however for use in poor lighting and at night, you
may consider a 50mm width.
5. Make sure that you utilize your lens caps and case
when not in use. This prevents moisture and dust from
damaging the glass. Only use soft micro-filament cloth
to clean your binoculars, regular fabrics are abrasive
and will scratch and destroy the finely coated lenses.
6. Insure your binoculars.