Good Binoculars are Essential

A good pair of binoculars for each member of your party is essential. We recommend 7 x 40 or 8 x 30 as the best magnification, and after 30 + years of testing various makes of binoculars, we feel that the best quality for the price are Vortex Optics. We encourage you to visit the Vortex Optics website:

Vortex Optics are generous supporters of the Lion Guardians conservation program, and because of this special relationship, our safari clients are invited to contact directly Vortex Optics Marketing Director, Shamus Terry:


If you are using an SLR camera with interchangeable lenses, we recommend the following focal lengths for safari:

  • 20-35 mm wide-angle zoom lens
  • 70 – 210 mm medium zoom lens
  • 300 mm telephoto lens

Bring extra batteries and extra FlaskDisks.

If you are shooting in RAW, we recommend you bring a remote hard drive for storing these extra large files.

We supply beanbag cushions for keeping your camera steady on drives, but we recommend serious photographers bring a tri-pod, especially if you plan to do HDR images or night photography.

Make double sure you pack your battery charger, and of course, bring the instruction booklet!