5 Essential Items You Need for Your Next Safari
The 5 Essential Items You Need for Your Next Safari
Here are our favorite pieces of gear to help you make the most of your next safari, whether you're headed to Africa or beyond.
Preparing for your next trip? Here are our top five of our most recommended gear items, from the best duffle bag for stashing on bush planes in the Serengeti to the hiking boots that double as the perfect pair of city kicks. Plus, we’ve now made it extra easy to get these items headed your way. Simply click to buy and before you know it you’ll have your new gear just in time to pack your bags.
BEST CATCH-ALL CHECKED BAG
PATAGONIA BLACK HOLE DUFFEL, 60L
Every world traveler needs a catch-all duffle that can handle the unknowns of international travel. That’s why our favorite pick is the Patagonia Black Hole Duffle series—specifically this 60L gem. Not only is this highly durable duffle weatherproof with handy features like pockets and daisy chains, but it’s also the perfect size to pack on flights around the world to remote places like bush camps in Africa, where restrictions mean wheeled and hard-sided luggage is a big no-no. Find your favorite color and get your order in—the Patagonia Black Hole is on our gear list to stay!
SHARPEST BINOCULARS FOR YOUR BUCK
Zeiss Terra ED Binocular 10x42
If there’s one piece of old-world technology that we still don’t leave home without, it’s a pair of binoculars. Whether you’re peering for baby elephants on the distant plains from the deck of your tent in Tanzania or observing endangered condors in Ecuador, there’s only one way to get the best view. Our go-to pair are these Zeiss Terra EDs in 10x42 magnification. Compact, lightweight, and durable, these trusty binocs work well even in low light to ensure you don’t miss a thing on that sunset safari.
EASIEST HEADPHONES ON THE EARS
Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
All it takes is the flick of the switch to sell you on these Bose QuietComfort noise-canceling headphones. The over-ear design ensures maximum comfort and efficiency when it comes to blocking out the less romantic sounds of travel, like the baby crying two rows behind you or the exciting but deafening drone of the prop-plane. Not to mention, the sound quality of your favorite song is five-stars, too.
BEST BOOTS TO LOOK THE PART
Clarks Desert Boot
If you want to look the part on safari, there's one tried and true way to do so—throw on a pair of Clarks Desert Boots. Inspired by the crepe-soled boots worn by British officers in World War II, there's no denying their classic suede style, especially when perched in the back of a 4x4 with a gin and tonic in hand.
#1 DO IT ALL CAMERA FOR BEGINNERS
Sony Alpha a6000 Digital Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses
This mirrorless work-horse from Sony has some exceptional features that make it one of our most recommended cameras to take on your next trip. Smaller than its DSLR counterparts but hefty enough to make you feel like a pro, the A6000 shoots 24 megapixels and can capture 11 frames per second. Translation? You can freeze gazelles in time with crisp, high resolution images. (We’re not so sure about the cheetahs—you’ll have to let us know.) Lens options from Sony include a 18-200 mm zoom, 20mm macro, and more, making this one flexible camera in a seriously compact package.
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