The conventional way to see Africa’s greatest landscapes and wildlife is on a vehicle-based game drive. 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.