Men's Safari Sunglasses

Sunglasses are an essential accessory when on safari in Africa. The sun in Africa is very intense and harsh so it is important to protect your eyes with best quality sunglasses.

Choosing Good Men's Safari Sunglasses

  • The tropical regions of Africa have high UV levels so it is important that your sunglasses protect your eyes against both UV (Ultra Violet) and HEV (High Energy Visible) radiation. Check the UV Index of Africa. So you should select ones that block 100% UV rays and absorb most HEV rays.
  • Choosing sunglasses with a wrap-around style or large lenses will also help block out damaging rays and also protect the skin around your eyes.
  • The colour tint of the lenses does not affect UV protection but reddish/brown lenses protect best against the blue light HEV rays.
  • Note, just wearing your broad-brimmed safari hat reduces the eyes UV exposureby up to 50%.
  • You should continue wearing sunglasses when in the shade as you may still be exposed to UV rays which can reflect off nearby surfaces.
  • If you are game-viewing or hunting, you will spend a lot of time staring into the bush looking for animals so polarizing lenses are preferable to reduce glare, get better contrast and make your eyes feel more comfortable. Polarized lenses which are very popular with anglers, contain a filter that blocks intense reflected light, reducing glare.
  • Select fairly durable sunglasses which are lightweight but impact resistant if you drop them.
  • Make sure your sunglasses are comfortable and fit your face well so they are not going to fly off when driving on a bumpy track. Non-slip gripping sides and nose-pad are a good idea. You might find it useful to hang your sunglasses on a neck cord.
  • Always wear your sunglasses or regular glasses when you are travelling on an open game-viewing or hunting vehicle when it is moving. Not only will they stop a lot of dust getting in your eyes, they will also prevent the collision of a flying insect with your eye. A small fly in the eye is a nuisance but a large one can really mess up possibly your shooting eye.
  • It is preferable to select sunglasses with no shiny metallic parts or mirror lenses. Animals can often pick up glinting or sun reflection on metal and will run.
  • If you have particularly sensitive eyes or dry eye syndrome, the bright African sun and dust is highly likely to exacerbate the problem. You might benefit from the specialised Eyesential range of sunglasses which provide a barrier around the eyes and lock in the eyes' moisture with a wrap-around design and an inner foam seal.
  • Preferably select a hard case to hold your sunglasses (and regular glasses) while on safari. Soft day bags and luggage can take a lot of punishment and sunglasses can easly get broken.
  • Take a couple of pairs of sunglasses with you in case one gets broken.

Men's Safari Sunglasses

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These Smith Captain's Choice Sunglasses have anti-reflective and hydrophobic lens coatings, Evolve frame material, 8 base lens curve and stainless steel spring hinges. With Chromapop polarized lenses for unmatched clarity and colour optimization, these are the ultimate eyewear for adventures under bright and sunny skies. Buy Now

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These Smith Tenet sunglasses have the exceptional optical clarity and performance that Techlite Polarized Glass lenses deliver. Additional features include smooth action spring hinges and rubber-like Megol details. Buy Now


These sunglasses are made with 'ChromaPop' polarized lenses designed to optimize the true colour experience. Maximizing coverage and eliminating side-glare. Buy Now

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The Serengeti Martino sunglasses offer the latest in photochromic technology, which constantly lightens and darkens throughout the day to ensure you see every detail. Spectral control technology gives you high-definition contrast and colour enhancement. Polarization technology eliminates distracting glare. Lightweight injected nylon material makes for superior durability, flexibility and comfort. Buy Now


These polarized polycarbonate lenses are lightweight and shatter resistant. In matte tortoise frame with amber lens. Buy Now

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Ray-Ban New Wayfarer polarized sunglasses are lightweight, yet durable with a plastic frame, crystal lenses with 100% UV400 protection coating. Buy Now


These sunglasses have a broad temple design to block out side-glare, while Megol nose pads and temple tips will make sure your sunglasses always stay in place. The ChromaPop polarized bronze mirror lens is the ultimate in rich, crisp colour enhancement. Additional anti-reflective mirror coating eliminates back glare, and the Hydroleophobic coating repels water, dirt and grease. Provides 100% protection from harmful UVA/B/C rays. Buy Now

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These Wiley X Brick Polarized Sunglasses are impact-resistant and have polarized lenses to reduce glare. A Facial Cavity Seal gasket seals out light, wind and debris. Buy Now


The Wiley-X Saber Advanced shooting glasses feature maximum eye protection with a one-piece, wraparound design. The padded nosepiece combines with patented temple adjustments for a secure, comfortable fit. Part of the Wiley-X Tactical line, Saber Advanced glasses meet all standards for impact resistance, UV protection and optical clarity. Buy Now


Men's Safari Sunglass Readers & Magnifiers

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As it says on the tin, ready-made sunglass readers are really useful for reading in the sun and not having to swap back and forth between your regular reading specs and sunglasses. They are especially useful on safari if you want to look at a map or wildlife reference book while out in a vehicle.

These semi-rimless sunglass readers have tinted lenses to protect your eyes against harmful UV rays and bifocal lenses to help you read the fine print. There are small sections of magnification along the bottom of the each lens offering the power you need while the rest of the lens has no magnification. Buy Now


These Coyote sunglasses integrate bi-focals into their glare-fighting polarized lenses to keep you comfortable and squint-free. Buy Now

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These polarized magnifier polycarbonate lenses block glare, are lightweight and shatter resistant. Buy Now

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Men's Safari Fitover & Clip-On Sunglasses

These fitover or clip-on sunglasses are a handy alternative to prescription sunglasses.

Cocoons polarized fitover sunglasses are designed to securely and comfortably fit over a wide range of prescription eyewear frame sizes and shapes. The frames are constructed from durable ballistic nylon and feature a lens system that exceeds the highest levels in lens quality for optical clarity and performance. All styles feature adjustable temples that enable each wearer to custom contour the temple shape for an exact fit that is extremely comfortable and secure. Cocoons frame design blocks damaging UV light and glare from all angles. Buy Now

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They are lightweight and easy to slip on over your prescription glasses. These fitovers are designed to wrap around your face blocking the sun from the side. They are polarized, providing increased clarity, reduced eye fatigue and glare. Buy Now

These clip-ons have polarized lenses, UV400 Lens Technology which absorbs over 99% of harmful UVA & UVB spectrums. Easy to clip on to any regular glasses. Buy Now


Men's Safari Sunglasses For Sensitive Or Dry Eyes

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Eyesential Dry Eye Sunglasses were designed specifically for people with sensitive eyes, including those with dry eyes and allergies, and they are the ideal choice for anyone who is exposed to dust, wind or extreme bright sun. They have a soft cushion frame liner which provides 50% more protection from the sun and elements. They blocks 100% UVA and UVB light and come with comfortable bend-to-fit temples and anti-fog lens coating. Buy Now


Sunglasses Leash

Just in case you need one more thing to hang round your neck when you are big game hunting in Africa...this soft, durable and adjustable lanyard strap keeps your sunglasses safe. Buy Now

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