Unpredictable, adventurous, fascinating—a game drive in Africa is the classic way to spot the continent’s iconic wildlife. One minute you are watching ostriches, the next minute the rumble of wildebeest with its cloud of attendant dust has you tracking the herd, and then – Whoa! – a pride of lions crosses your path. The next day you encounter the most amazing cheetah lounging in a tree, and stop at a watering hole to witness elephants, zebras and giraffes take in the waters. It’s Nature’s schedule and Her magnificent agenda. Each game drive is unique, never to be repeated in exactly the same way.
A vehicle-based game drive affords the traveler simply the best way to explore Africa’s greatest landscapes and wildlife. The type of vehicle used on game drives varies from country to country. In Southern Africa the vehicles are generally open, with tiered seats, giving clear views on every side. Traditionally in East Africa the safari vehicles have closed sides, but open roofs so you can safely get a clear view for photographs. Park regulations in East Africa require these closed vehicles to be used in all National Parks, Reserve and Wildlife areas for the tourists’ safety.
Usually there are two game drives a day, with one starting at dawn, returning for a late breakfast, and another in the afternoon, returning at nightfall. Some private reserves stretch the experience by also providing night game drives, meeting a very different range of species, picking out nocturnal animals such as leopard, hyena and bat-eared foxes. Contact us to discuss your ultimate game drive adventure.