Men's Safari Sunglasses

Page Updated: May 2021

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 specialised 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 Barra glasses are a medium-fit, large coverage frame with ChromaPop polarized lenses. This 6 base frame has megol nose pads and temples, along with side-shield coverage for additional protection and backside glare reduction. ChromaPop lens technology helps you see detail and delivers greater definition, more natural colour, and unmatched clarity. This lens is polarized and built on a carbonic lens platform. Buy Now

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These sunglasses use ChromaPopT and TechLite lens technologies for unsurpassed optical clarity. Narrow lightweight temples, out-of-site spring hinges and megol nose and temple pads provide a detailed and secure fit for all day comfort. Buy Now

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Oakley Men’s Fuel Cell sunglasses have plutonite lenses which provide 100% UV protection filtering of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light. The stress-resistant frame is lightweight & durable for all-day comfort & protection. Buy Now

**NEW** These wrap-style sunglasses offer all-day comfort with megol nose and temple pads with auto-lock hinges and 8-base wrap to ensure a secure fit and all around protection. They are built with ChromaPop lenses which give greater clarity and are anti-reflective. The lenses are coated to resist streaks and smudges. 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

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.

Incorporating advanced eyewear technologies, these sunglass readers have wide temples and wrap for superior light protection. Add to that premium Italian spring hinges, megol nose and temple pads, a detachable sunglass leash and premium carbonic TLT lenses. In 2.00 and 2.50 magnification. Buy Now

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These reader sunglasses have three power ranges of +2.50, +2.00 and +1.50. They are lightweight, durable and scratch resistant. Buy Now

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**NEW** Designed for fishing but fine for African hunting too. These lightweight polarized magnifier polycarbonate lenses block glare and are 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.

These lightweight wraparound sunglasses with large lenses fit over your regular prescription frames to protect your eyes from the sun. They include two holes at the end to insert a chain so you can conveniently put on or take off your glasses. Buy Now

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

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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