Women'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 Women'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.

Recommended Women's Safari Sunglasses

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These women's sunglasses offer superb coverage, clarity and protective lens coatings. They virtually eliminate distracting glare from both in front and behind. They feature superior techlite glass polarized lens. Evolve frame material, anti-reflective and hydrophobic lens coatings. Hydrophilic Megol nose and temple pads. Buy Now

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**NEW** These hand-built Costa Isabela sunglasses reduce glare and enhance colour contrast. They are scratch-resistant with spring hinges for a custom fit and UV polarized 580P glass lenses. Buy Now

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**NEW** These Smith sunglasses have soft, rolling surfaces and round edges and are designed for smaller faces. They feature 6-base Carbonic TLT lenses and megol temple pads to keep them in place. Buy Now

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These iconic Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses have been updated with a smaller and softer shape perfect for women. Tortoise-shell-toned high-impact plastic frames. Polarized lenses. Buy Now

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These Oakley's Women's Game Changer Polarized Sunglasses have polarized lenses for exceptional glare reduction and crystal-clear views. Plutonite lens material filters out 100% of harmful UVA, UVB and UVC rays plus blue light up to 400nm. Six-base lens curvature optimizes peripheral vision and side protection. Buy Now


These Serengeti Nuvola Sunglasses feature stylish frames and ultra-lightweight Polar PhD lens which block out harmful UVA and UVB rays, while advanced photochromic technology adapts to changing light conditions. Buy Now


These Bolle Women's Greta sunglasses feature a classic, butterfly-shaped frame paired with top-performance lenses which align light rays from the sun, giving you a crystal clear view at all times. Ideal for game-viewing. Buy Now


Sleek and sporty, the Oakley Women's RPM Polarized Rectangular Sunglasses have 100% UV protection coating, plastic lenses and frame. Buy Now


These sunglasses come with polycarbonate shatterproof lenses with full UV protection. They have a rimless design for full lower field of vision. Buy Now


Ray-Ban Women's Erika sunglasses have a completely unexpected style with the soft, gummy-textured frame and gradient lens tint is not only pleasing but also entirely functional when it comes to blocking the rays from the sun. Buy Now


Women's Safari Sunglass Readers

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.

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These sunglass reader come with polarized lenses and bifocal / reading power. They are impact resistant and non-slide. Buy Now


Lightweight, durable and stylish bifocal reader sunglasses - perfect For protecting your eyes while reading in the sun. Polycarbonate lens which are optically correct and offer maximum precision for long term comfort reading. UV400, 100% UVA and UVB for eye protection. Buy Now


ONOS Women's Sierra polarized unglasses with readers come with polarized polycarbonate lenses which eliminate glare and block UV rays for vibrant colors. Lenses also sport encapsulated bifocal readers. Lightweight memory-flex frames offer all-day comfort. Buy Now


Women'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 extremely durable nylon and feature a lens system that exceeds the highest levels in lens quality for optical clarity and performance. All styles feature adjustable Flex2Fit temples that enable each wearer to custom contour the temple shape for an exact fit that is extremely comfortable and secure. Buy Now

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These fitover sunglasses have polarized lenses to eliminates glare, lightweight shatterproof polycarbonate frames, shatterproof, anti-fog and anti-scratch lens coating. Buy Now


These clip on sunglasses have UV400 Lens Technology which absorbs over 99%of harmful UVA & UVB light. They are easy to clip onto any regular glasses. Buy Now


These clip on sunglasses also flip up when securely clipped on to the top of your plastic or metal frame glasses, allowing you to obtain polarized, 100% UV protection. In addition the polarized lenses are also highly scratch resistant. Buy Now


Women's Safari Sunglasses For Sensitive Or Dry Eyes

There are various styles, colours and sizes of Eyesential Dry Eye Sunglasses available.

Eyesential Dry Eye Sunglasses were designed specifically for people with sensitive eyes, including those with dry eyes and allergies, and they're 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, blocking 100% UVA and UVB light. Comfortable bend-to-fit temples for a custom fit and anti-fog lens coating. Buy Now


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