Going on an African safari is always going to be an unforgettable experience, but you will need the right equipment to make sure you really get the most from your trip. Sure, sometimes the animals come to you, but more often than not you will need a good pair of binoculars to really get up close (especially when it's an animal you don't actually want to get too near, like a toothy tiger), so you may as well get the best.
Swarovski Optik North America has announced their new Exclusive Edition CL Companion Africa Binocular, which is compact, light weight, dustproof, water-tight, and impact-resistant. Made using high-precision optics, the binoculars use "excellent light transmission and special coatings that guarantee bright, high-contrast images and true-to-life colors." You can choose between the 8x magnification (weighing 17.6oz) or the 10x (which weighs 18.2oz), both of which include an eyepiece for those who ear eyeglasses—though you can't actually buy it until October 1.
The Exclusive Edition CL Companion Africa Binocular is dark brown with bronze eyecups, and comes with a waxed canvas handcrafted bag with a leather carrying strap, lens covers, and a cleaning cloth. Each one also comes with a certificate signed by Carina Schiestl-Swarovski, Chairwoman of the Executive Boards, just in case you want to display it in your office next to your captured photos of elephants and cheetahs.