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Minelab Safari Metal Detector

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  • Total Weight : 3.6 lbs (1.6 kgs)
  • Frequency : 1.5 kHz to 100 kHz
  • Warranty : 3-year limited warranty 
  • Visual Display : 64 x 128 Pixel Liquid Crystal Display
  • Battery Type : 8x AA (non rechargeable)
  • Battery Life : 20 to 25 Hours
  • Search Modes : All Metal, Coin / Jewelry, Coins, Pinpoint, Relics
  • Exclusive Features : Full Band Spectrum (FBS) Technology, Noise Cancellation, Updated Faster Processor, Improved Recovery Of Deeper Targets, Fast Start-Up
  • Included Accessories : Detector Stand, 11” DD Search Coil, 11” DD Search Coil Cover, 8 AA Battery Holder (E-Series)
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Product Description

Minelab Safari Metal Detector
with 11" DD Search Coil 

Astounding Performance! - Affordable Price! While most metal detectors on the market operate at one or two frequencies, the Minelab Safari features a Full Band Spectrum (FBS) of 28 simultaneously broadcasting frequencies. That’s like having 28 different metal detectors all searching for silver coins, gold rings, and hidden caches, at the same time. The Safari offers advanced automatic ground compensation for virtually all soil conditions, as well as automatic noise canceling for stubborn electromagnetic interference. With 51 linear discrimination points, the Safari gives you exceptional levels of control over what you’re looking for and makes iron trash a thing of the past. All these features and more ensure you’ll be digging crystal clear signals on better targets, deeper and more often. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a life-long coin shooter, the Safari’s best-in-class performance and out-of-the-box ease of use make it the perfect detector you.


  • Warranty : 3 Year Limited
  • Total Weight : 3.6 lbs (1.6 kgs)
  • Frequency : 1.5 kHz to 100 kHz
  • Custom Select Discrimination : Yes (-10 to +40)
  • Visual Display : 64 x 128 Pixel Liquid Crystal Display
  • Sensitivity Adjustment : Fully Automatic / Manual (0-20)
  • Ground Rejection : Ground Compensation - Advanced Digital Filtering
  • Manufacturer Minelab
  • Manuals

    Instruction Manuals

  • Quick Look Field-tested Minelab Safari metal detector with 11” DD waterproof coil combines high performance, great depth & sharp pinpointing
  • SKU 237-32180112
  • Product Dimensions 21.50x16.25x5.25
  • Manufacturer SKU 3218-0119
  • Product Type Metal Detectors
  • Best for Advanced, Beach, Coin, Relic
  • Factory Included Accessories
    • Detector Stand
    • 11" DD Search Coil
    • 11" DD Search Coil Cover
    • 8AA Battery Holder (E-Series)
  • Warranty Yes
  • Detector Type All-Purpose
  • Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
  • Technology VLF Multiple Frequency
  • Arm Rest Adjustable
  • Arm Rest Strap Yes
  • Adjustable Shaft Yes
  • Assembled Length Max (in) 52.5
  • Assembled Length Min (in) 41.5
  • Apps None
  • GPS No
  • Audio Tones Yes
  • Depth Indication Yes
  • Control Box Mount Standard
  • Frequencies 1.5 kHz to 100 kHz
  • Number of Frequencies 28
  • Programmable Target Id No
  • Target Id Segments 51
  • Target Id Yes
  • Threshold Adjustable
  • Discrimination Adjustable
  • Pinpoint Mode Yes
  • Ground Balance Automatic Ground Tracking
  • Vibration Mode No
  • Search Modes 5
  • Search Mode Types All Metal, Coin / Jewelry, Coins, Pinpoint, Relics
  • Search Flashlight No
  • Display Type LCD
  • Backlit Display No
  • Volume Control Yes
  • Headphone Jack 1/4"
  • Bluetooth Compatible No
  • Interchangeable Headphones Yes
  • Battery Type AA
  • Battery Quantity 8
  • Battery Life (hr) 20 to 25 Hours
  • Rechargeable System No
  • Exclusive Features Full Band Spectrum (FBS) Technology, Noise Cancellation, Updated Faster Processor, Improved Recovery Of Deeper Targets, Fast Start-Up
More Information

Minelab Safari Metal Detector

Get More for your Money! Get Not 1, Not 2, But 28 Frequencies
Searching for Treasure the Very Minute You Turn it On

Minelab's latest and greatest metal detector is the all new, Full Band Spectrum (FBS) fueled Safari! Same great 28 multi-frequency technology used in the E-TRAC and Explorer SE Pro. Featuring four pre-programmed detection modes and four programmable user modes, the Safari is easy-to-use while continuing Minelab's reputation for being cutting edge! Advanced, digital filtering will automatically eliminate and influence the ground signals for seamless detecting no matter what your field conditions may be!

Powered by Minelab's FBS multiple frequency technology, Safari combines deep, sensitive and accurate detecting for anyone demanding both simplicity AND performance!

search coil depth

Ground Compensating Circuitry

Safari uses advanced digital filtering to eliminate the influence the ground signals, automatically. Experience easy, seamless detecting whatever the field conditions!

FBS Technology

Enter the world of Full Band Spectrum (FBS) technology with Safari. 28 frequencies bombarding the ground with signals ranging from 1.5kHz to 100kHz!

Target Identification

Sovereign Finds
Minelab metal detectors have a well earned reputation for rugged construction and excellent performance in finding all types of treasure on land, beaches and in shallow water!

With its High Trash Density setting, Target IDs and audio tones are updated when sweeping over closely spaced targets FAST! This improves the recovery of deeply buried high conductivity targets in a trashy environment and allows you to more accurately identify the type of target found.


Accurate and easy-to-use. Press the pinpoint button and watch the Safari zone in on the precise location of that precious target.

Detect Modes

With four pre-programmed detect modes you may choose from; Coin, Coin & Jewelry, Relic or All Metal. Each mode contains optimum settings for identifying the characteristics of preferred targets.

Technical Specifications:

  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Weight : 3.6 lbs (1.6 kgs)
  • 11" Waterproof DD Search Coil
  • Transmission : Full Brand Spectrum (FBS) Simultaneous Multiple Frequency Transmission Ranging from 1.5kHz to 100 kHz
  • Trash Density : High / Low
  • Threshold: Adjustable (0-40)
  • Length : Adjustable from 43 - 54"
  • Target Volume : Adjustable (0-20)
  • Four Programmable User Modes
  • Auto Noise Cancel (Scanning) : Yes
  • Headphone Output : 1/4" Stereo Jack
  • Search Modes : 4 Plus Electronic Pinpoint
    • Coin, Coin / Jewelry, Relic, All Metal and Pinpoint (Non-Motion with Audio and Visual Indicators)
  • Custom Select Discrimination : Yes (-10 to +40)
  • Audio Output : Internal Speaker or Headphones
  • Visual Display : 64 x 128 Pixel Liquid Crystal Display
  • Sensitivity Adjustment : Fully Automatic / Manual (0-20)
  • Discrimination : Linear (-10 to +40 discrimination options)
  • Batteries : 12V Alkaline Pack - 8 x 1.5 AA (batteries not included)
  • Ground Rejection : Ground Compensation - Advanced Digital Filtering


  • LCD Screen, 64 x 128 Pixel with Adjustable Contrast Settings
  • Long Lower Shaft as Standard Allowing Extra Extension for User Comfort
  • Robust, Well Balanced Design for Comfortable Detecting Over Longer Periods
  • Menu Interface : Intuitive Menu Structure for Fast and Easy Access and Adjustment. Clear View Target Depth Gauge; Target ID Number; Target Icon (in Coin and Coin / Jewelry Modes); Mode Indicators and Graphic Identification Bar Showing Active Discrimination Pattern

Treasure Finds
Customer Reviews

Average Experience Rating


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    • ★★★★★ Minelab Safari

    Review by Larry Dean Evans on October 13, 2020

    This is a great machine. I use it all the time now, I have 2 other detectors, bit the safari is the detector of choice. It is like a silver magnet. I have found lots of silver jewelry and several silver coins since I received it. Great machine!
    • ★★★★★ Excellent

    Review by AR on December 8, 2019

    Fantastic machine right out of the box! I've been exploring for 16 years end it was time to change it up. I was going to go with the Equinox 800 but the sale was too good on the Safari and I love the FBS that I am used too !! Old stomping grounds gave way to new finds ! Highly recommend
    • ★★★★★ Great machine!

    Review by Kenton on August 24, 2019

    Bought my Safari 3 seasons ago. Thank you Kellyco! The multi frequency forced me to slow down my swing speed, but when I did! This one will always be part of my arsenal.....
    • ★★★★★ good

    Review by Peter Pucino on August 20, 2019

    I have never owned a metal detector but have read about the safari it seems easy enough to operate lots of options that I like.
    • ★★★★★ GREAT DETECTOR

    Review by ANDY on August 20, 2019

    • ★★★★★ GREAT DETECTOR

    Review by ANDY on August 20, 2019

    • ★★★★★ gotta love this detector that i bought a couple years ago from kellyco for a REALLY great price. does what my old detector count do with depth and pin pointing

    Review by andrew on August 20, 2019

    GOTTA LUV THE MINELAB SAFARI THAY I BOUGHT FROM KELLYCO witch i got at a goes deeper and the pin pointing is far better than my other detector.
    • ★★★★★ Love it!!!

    Review by pmgnut on August 20, 2019

    So I've had my Safari for a long time now, long enough to put it through the rigors of regular heavy use and give this an honest review. I have nothing but good things to say about this detector - it screams an unmistakable tone on old silver coins, goes plenty deep, is not affected by wet salt sand, is easy to use but at the same time has the capacity to do some fine tuning for advanced users as well. Between the old coins, gold jewelry and other valuable items I've found with my safari, it has paid for itself twice over at the very least. I love this machine and will not hunt without it. Highly recommend!
    • ★★★★★ First Time Detector... LOVE IT

    Review by Dominick on July 8, 2017

    I have to say first that Chris O'Connell at Kellyco was awesome. He gave me a few detectors to fit my need and told me to go watch videos to see what I like best. I went with his advice and purchased the Safari from Minelab. He helped me with discounts, specials and other items which made me feel great.

    I don't know much about metal detecting, but this thing goes deep. I was finding items at 2 feet deep. I kept asking myself if this was normal. My 2nd day on our property in New Hampshire I found an 1816 Matron head large cent and just a foot away I found a 1817 Matron head large cent with 15 Stars. I started screaming. A friend found an 1838 large cent as well.

    It's going to take some getting used to figuring out the tones but man oh man did I have fun. Thanks Chris and I look forward to heading back up to our property for some more fun.

    • ★★★★★ Review by Chad

    Review by Chad on March 23, 2016

    My family has been metal detecting for over 15+ years, we're relic hunters and we've used Garrett, Tesoro, White's, Fisher, and Nautilus. I can tell you this is one of the easiest to use detectors I've used, and will only take you a little practice to understand the sounds for the different types of metal, they're all pretty distinct. I enjoyed the fact that this machine has a constant depth read out, it takes only a little practice to understand it and didn't have to be switched to pin point mode to show depth like some other machines I've used. The other feature that this machine clearly has is amazing depth. I even went back to a site I've hunted for a couple years averaging about 2 trips a week, I would've sworn this site was almost hunted out, however on my first trip with the Minelab Safari I was able to recover several bullets, an Indian head penny, and even an Early Navy Button and all of these targets were recovered at 8+ inches in depth in an area that several other machines didn't pick up a clear signal from. It goes deeper than the White's currently in our group and just as deep as the Fisher F70's in our group with larger objects. However where the depth has really shown to stand out is smaller objects such as cuff buttons and small coins. The only draw back to this machine is that its a little slower at target recovery than other machines I've used. This is a machine I'd highly recommend to any level of detector newbie or vet. You're sure to go back into old spots and have new finds.
    • ★★★★★ Great Machine from a Great Company

    Review by Ron V on February 9, 2015

    I bought my Safari back in November. I read a lot of reviews that had people saying it takes a while to get used to this machine and many hated it until they got used to it and then they love it. This was not the case for me. This was only my second machine and I found when I took it out the first time that it was very easy to use and understand. Of course it will take me many more hours to understand all the little subtle things it is trying to tell me. This machine has amazing depth capability and is extremely sensitive so there are times when you will get the faintest little signal that you may be tempted to ignore but once you dig you realize that it was a dime 14" in the ground. So like I said, you really need to become very observant of what the machine is telling you, but once you get a good grasp you will be amazed at the capability of this machine. In my opinion this machine is every bit as good as the E-Trac but for only 2/3 of the price. I highly recommend this machine for anyone of any level of experience that wants amazing performance at an affordable price (relatively speaking).

    Now I would like to give you a quick review on the service I got from Kellyco. This was my first time ordering from a metal detector company and considering I was planning to spend about $1300 with them I was a little apprehensive. I dealt with Blake Hattaway directly over the phone and I will tell you that it was a very smooth and comforting transaction. He was able to give me some excellent information about my machine and the hobby in general and he was very willing to do whatever it took to make sure I was getting the most for my money, that I was happy with my purchase and he has followed up with me several times since to make sure I am still happy with my machine. I am a Kellyco customer for life. They are just a great company period.
    • ★★★★★ Minelab Safari - I Agree with Everyone Here

    Review by Frank M on May 15, 2014

    I got my Minelab Safari a few months ago from Kellyco. Forget eBay. After seeing all the videos on YouTube with the Safari I decided to get it. I agree with everyone's review here. Easy to use,goes "deep" and is perfect for the beach. Once you learn the tone ID for this unit it makes things a lot easier. It does have a "slow" recovery speed. The detector does perform as advertised.I'm not sorry I got it.The reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 stars is because of its slow recovery speed and for the money spent on the Safari, Minelab could have given a few more options with the unit. Like an lcd color display. They could have made the volume a little louder also. But all in all,I'm satisfied with the Safari. It performs as advertised.
    • ★★★★★ Fantastic Detector

    Review by Mark A on April 14, 2014

    I purchased my Safari a bit over two years ago and have used it quite a bit. I am impressed with everything about it. Very easy to use out of the box, nice functions, display is clear and detection is accurate. I detect with it in the southwest and with the ground balance I have never had it chatter on me yet. Even on the automatic settings I have no problem finding coins 8" deep. Once you get an ear for the tones, you know when it hits on a good target. I hunt in trashy areas and have many times picked up the subtle tone of silver next to iron. Go slow and from different directions and you cannot lose. I did upgrade to a lithium ion battery which lasts longer than the AA batteries. Weight is balanced and I rarely tire out from swinging it.
    • ★★★★★ Review #2 After a Month :)

    Review by Tom M on February 25, 2014

    Hello All :) I have been totally impressed with the Safari ease of use for such a collection of highly useful features engineered into the Safari. Note : The weather was cold even here close to New Orleans. I only got out 3 times for 3 to 4 hours each time. The unit holds up very well in my field tests which involved having a friend hide a few objects and me seeking them out between 2 to 12 inches deep in a predetermined 3 foot by 3 foot grid. Again, Kellyco service and support rocks as I had a few questions about threshold and saving programs and Blake had the EASY answers. The Safari is extremely sensitive and as different as night and day compared to the antique unit I once had that probably never got much below 5 inches on a quarter. I adjusted the Safari's background hum. Threshold down to a very minimum level as the factory setting was way too loud for my ears and probably wasted some batteries. The head phones Kellyco supplied with the unit worked perfectly well in a noise infested area close to a street traffic area :) All in all after a bit of experience with the FBS compared to my old 1970' to 80's s vintage UNIT this Safari is much more sensitive.The Safari has just enough bells and whistles but is still (I think) very EASY to set up if you're using most of the newer detectors made in the last 10 years it may be really EASY. I called Minelab one time to find a book about the Safari that may no longer be printed and they too were very helpful in directing me to the source authors webpage and were also able to give me a lead on a club. Problem is it seems that a separate author only prints the Safari specific book in limited distributions at this time? Hopefully there will be increasing amounts of YouTube Videos and others using this great detector. All in all I am very happy I got the Safari deal here with Kellyco. Blake and the Kellyco Team sure helped make the customer experience a FUN, SIMPLE and EASY task :) Thanks Kellyco Team!
    • ★★★★★ Glad I Bought It!

    Review by Mike M on January 29, 2014

    Have been detecting for several years. Previously owned several detectors (Fisher, Garrett, etc.). I must confess, I really liked my old Fisher (1266) and when I first got the Safari I wasn't sure I liked it. Now though, after hunting with it a few times, I've got the hang of it and its way better than any detector I've ever owned. I would suggest that those that buy it consider one of the smaller coils. The machine is so sensitive that a larger coil will drive you nuts in an area that has even a medium amount of trash. I bought a 7.5" DD and haven't looked back. In fact, I went back to a trashy field and found 3 coins that I missed with the bigger coil: 1910 barber, 1858 eagle penny and 1903 Indian cent. I would recommend this machine to anybody, even a beginner. My only complaint is the cheap armrest... sure would be nice if it was metal instead of plastic for the price of the detector. And, thanks to Steve at Kellyco for the advice.
    • ★★★★★ Kellyco Detectors Has Great Customer Service

    Review by Thomas M on January 9, 2014

    Hello. First of all I am an Electronics Professional with over 35 years in Avionics Design and Development with a PHD in Electronics Computer and Avionics Design. I read most, if not all of the information on various other metal detectors. I had a very inexpensive old MD that my father-in-law gave me 10 years back. It worked but was not at all very dependable, broke down constantly. Finally I sold it last year at a garage sale as someone needed parts for a similar old unit. At first I ordered a Minelab X-Terra 505. It was shipped quickly with a nice set of the accessories included and all was fine, however, me being the engineering type I had done more reading after that had shipped. Blake and Kellyco were great, and after calling Blake and requesting an exchange. Yeah, guys change their minds too :) . Note : I had not assembled the Minelab 505 so Blake made it possible to get a brand new Safari at a deal price, so I sent it back and have a new Safari on the way. My reasoning was that using full spectrum frequencies will more than likely help as the soil here close to New Orleans if very mineralized and this unit give me more options at a reasonable price. Thank you Blake and Kellyco for doing that switch easily for me. I just hope the unit as good as the customer service. It seems that Minelab is the top company and has more for your money at the given price. I hear some other good units are available but after much reading and checking on other websites and talking with Blake and a few others this is a good price point and hopefully I will not end up a discouraged newbie. This is a great deal from comparing the alternatives if you got the $999 or so. Why take less? My Thanks to Blake and Kellyco for great service and making the return as painless as possible. Great service :) I'll try to keep you informed when I get the unit in the field and start tracking it down not seeking wealth (but would not turn down a great find ) :) To me It's just a fun hobby with an above average MD. - Tom M.
    • ★★★★★ Kellyco is the Best

    Review by Eddie K on December 30, 2013

    This review isn't on the detector itself but rather the people of Kellyco. I recently purchased this for my grandpa. Unfortunately the package was lost in the mail or something. Rather than give me the run around like Fed Ex did, Kellyco personally sent me another unit at no extra charge. I'm very thankful I ordered with Kellyco and not from eBay. Keep up the great customer service guys!!!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Jay .

    Review by Jay on May 15, 2010

    Simply put, the Safari is an excellent detector. It shines when it comes to beach hunting, which is what I do 90% of the time. It has good depth. It is very easy to use and fine tune right out of the box. It is definitely worth the extra money spent. My brother has a DFX and prefers to use my Safari over the DFX. I would definitely recommend the Safari to anyone for an all purpose detector that offers excellent performance in coin, relic and beach hunting.
    • ★★★★★ Review by David R.

    Review by David R on May 11, 2010

    When I got this new detector it was really easy to assemble. After reading the instructions, I was hunting in no time. I really like the overall design, and color. It's my first multi-tone machine. It is quite different then my Tesoro. The depth on the Safari is amazing. I've been hitting all my old spots and finding lots of coins. I hunt for coins and jewelry at parks, ball fields and yards. The pinpoint seems to be right on. All the adjustments are very easy to make. The screen layout is very simple to read. I'm already finding silver. One silver dime was at 10 inches. Then it found a dime right in the middle of a bunch of nails. It just picked up the dime not the nails! I'm still learning the machine but I can see that it's going to be great. I would recommend this machine to anyone. I can see that I will never need another one. Kellyco was very helpful with my purchase, especially JW. He answered all my questions even after I got it. I'm very happy with it and look forward to finding many more treasures.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Paul G.

    Review by Paul G on March 3, 2010

    I am very pleased with the Safari. This machine goes deep!!!! I just got this machine and I have only used it a couple of times so far. The last time I went out I got a Spanish Reale 1785 at 12 inches deep. This machine is very easy to use and out-performs my White's IDX that I have for a backup machine. I would recommend this machine for beginners as well as veterans. I only wish that I had bought a Minelab earlier. It looks like I am going to have to re-visit some old cellar holes!!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Paul W.

    Review by Paul W on October 13, 2009

    After getting frustrated with my previous detector, I also spent ages and ages researching my next one. To be honest, if I had more of a budget, I would have most likely gone for the E-Trac but I simply couldn't justify the expense. I liked the idea of a Minelab as others were having good success so I decided on the Safari. It was the best decision I ever made. It doesn't chatter like my old detector, nor do I dig up iron. It sounds so stable and gives crisp sounds and it is mega easy to use compared to previous machines. Someone starting for the first time could use this effectively within 5 minutes out of the box. Minelab has done a great job making massive improvements over the Quattro making it deeper and with faster recovery. In fact, the recovery is faster than the Explorer and even the F75!

    The only downside is the weight. After a few hours, my shoulder does ache as she is pretty heavy. However, I wouldn't go for any other machine. What I have personally dug up out of the ground shows that the Safari is extremely sensitive and very deep. I use it on ploughed fields, pasture, woods and the beach. Sorry if I sound like I'm hyping this detector up, but I guess I am. I am not a dealer and have no affiliation with Minelab - I just love my Safari and wanted to share this with you.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Will .

    Review by Will on June 26, 2009

    This is a great metal detector! I bought it for its ability to detect platinum and the depth at which it can do that, and it certainly can. I lost my platinum wedding band that has seven diamonds in it five years ago in about 18" of water and 24" of mud. When I received my Safari, I practiced around the house for a while until I gained an understanding for the sounds it produces. I went out to the site where I lost my ring in 2004 and found it in a few hours. It was in 18-20" deep in mixed clay soil and the Safari had no trouble detecting it; it is a heavy ring though. (I practiced on a typical platinum light-weight band and it would detect it to ~11".) Amazing!

    Thanks to Kellyco for their great help! Without their expert advice and masterful product knowledge this would never have come to fruition. 5 PLATINUM STARS FOR SAFARI!
    • ★★★★★ Review by Victor R.

    Review by Victor R on June 16, 2009

    I researched for quite sometime before I decided on the Safari. It was always Minelab since they are the top of the line company for detectors. I really liked all the features offered and the ease to use in rocky and sandy terrain. I really like to detect in the Coin/jewelry mode. I would highly recommend this detector especially if you are serious and want to invest a bit more for a superior detector.
    • ★★★★★ Review by Ryan V.

    Review by Ryan V on May 27, 2009

    This metal detector is incredible. It is very easy to use and it will find anything. I have located things over a foot deep no problem. If it says something is there, it is there. I was not sure if I wanted to spend so much but it is worth every cent. It is a great detector and I will never own anything but a Minelab.
Questions and Answers
  • Posted On: 8/22/2020 By: Bud McKay

    Q: What is the price of the safari


    We are not carrying the Minelab Safari at the moment. 

  • Posted On: 7/1/2020 By: Mikhail Kalmakov

    Q: Hi, do you sell all metall detectors and accessories in US currency or in Canadian ? Im locating in Canada Thank you

    A: Hello! We sell the detectors in US currency. However, due to restrictions set by manufacturers such as Garrett and Minelab for example, we are not able to ship outside the US.

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