Whilst a full compact binocular with objective lenses of around 26mm may not have the light gathering potential of a larger full-sized or even mid-sized binocular,  t a good pair of compacts is for many people the ideal choice as a safari binocular.

Not only do they take up hardly any room in your luggage, but are far easier to carry with you than larger optics, which is especially important if you plan on going on a walking safari or if you want to carry your camera with you as well.

Compact Binocular Reviews