Ultimate African Safari Game Drives For Your Bucketlist
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Game Drives for the Ultimate African Safari Experience
Every game drive on an African safari is different. Not just the animals you see but the landscapes you explore and the thrilling interactions on the savannah.
Led by superb safari guides, game drives are your personal insight into the animal world. Lions battling with buffalo, cheetah chasing antelope, elephants meeting at a waterhole and so many intimate sights all over the landscape.
Discover 50 of the best game drives for your African safari and add these ideas to your travel bucketlist by tapping the heart.
Aberdare Multi-Day Walking Safari
Combine a traditional safari experience with a four-day walking holiday through Kenya’s diverse landscapes.Visited by everyone from Queen Elizabeth II to The Beatles, Aberdare National Park has peaks that soar to over 13,000 feet and moorland inhabited by eland. Steep-sided ravines merge with tumbling waterfalls and bamboo forest to form a habitat for reclusive bongo, rare black rhino, and even lion.After the day’s walk is complete, game drives create further wildlife encounters, while visits to cultural villages delve into the traditional lives of the region’s tribespeople.
Amboseli National Park Game Drive
Enjoy a full day among Amboseli’s large elephant herds, made famous through the world-renowned work of conservationist Cynthia Moss.Fall in love with the multigenerational gentle giants as they wade, splash, and bathe in the park’s swamps.Keep your eyes peeled for the aquatic birds that share this ecosystem. Picnic with unending views of the snows of Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak.
Central Kalahari Game Drive
Dust swirls. A lion roars. Five zebra sheepishly canter past. Few places on the planet are as wild or untamed as the Central Kalahari, a massive safari reserve full of surprise. It’s dry and dusty, with little food or water. Which means drama, as animals battle over meagre resources. Black-maned lions rule the landscape. Sporadic antelope herds wait for elephants to finish at the waterholes. You can travel for an hour and not see anything. And then suddenly there’s chaos, animals stalking and hunting in broad daylight. This is where royalty and celebrities go to completely escape the world. You will have a private guide, for game drives that will take you deep into the Central Kalahari mystique.
Chobe National Park Elephant Game Drive
The Chobe is always noisy. Imagine the sight of ten elephants. Imagine ten elephant herds. Now try to picture 100,000 elephants. That’s the world’s largest wild elephant population, marching around the Chobe woodland during the dry season. Elephants are everywhere. Bachelor males lock tusks. Trunk-swinging babies pass your vehicle. Matriarchs lead their herds to water. Giraffe are equally abundant. There is nowhere better in Africa for encounters with the biggest of all the world’s land mammals. You will have a private driver and vehicle for a day with the elephants. You’ll see other animals as well, including lots of hippos, but the pachyderms are the most unmissable. Not only are there so many, you can get astonishingly close.
Chyulu Hills Tailored Safari
Enjoy a fully customised safari in open four-wheel drive vehicles. Traverse ancient volcanic landscapes contiguous with Tsavo West National Park. Journey from the cheetah-inhabited plains of Tsavo and Amboseli into thickets and lush montane forest.Capture long-lasting memories of commonly-sighted species as diverse as elephant, eland, leopard, giraffe and bushbuck. Then delve into the 11km Leviathan (Kisula) Caves – reckoned to be one of the longest lava tubes in the world.A safari in Chyulu Hills is not a normal safari - it’s a mix of wildlife and remarkable natural wonders.
Elerai Conservation Game Drive
A private conservancy some 5000 acres in area. No more than a trickle of other guests sharing the surroundings. Few other vehicles spoiling this extraordinary natural setting.Situated between Amboseli National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro, Elerai boasts a quintessential East African landscape. Grassy plains roll gently towards the horizon, dotted with acacias trimmed to their iconic umbrella shape by the resident giraffes.Lions beware – it’s elephants that rule the roost here. The conservancy is proud of its bull elephants. Their immense bulk and impressive tusks make them the true kings of the savannah.
Etosha National Park Game Drive
Three white rhinos march past. Up ahead a black-maned lion surveys the pan. Upon the horizon you can see elephants. This is a place for giants and you are in the middle of them all.Dominated by the seasonal flooding of the Etosha salt pan, Etosha is Namibia’s premier safari destination. It offers one of the very best safaris anywhere in Africa. It’s difficult to get here, which is part of the fun and keeps you off the beaten path. On a guided game drive expect encounters with the giants. And an immersive understanding of how these animals live in one of the most arid places on earth. Part of the experience is actually driving. Part of it will involve stopping besides water and waiting for wildlife drama.
Etosha Self Drive Safari
Elephant country is not always the best place to create your own trail. There are very good reasons why African safaris are led by highly trained guides and animal trackers. It’s safer this way. Plus you get to see more. However, there are always adventurists wanting to push boundaries. Etosha is the best national park in Africa to lead your own four-wheel drive safari. Wide open spaces mean you won’t be ambushed by lions, nor stuck in a tree when charged by an elephant. A travel designer will help kit you out with a custom safari Land Rover, complete with a popup tent on the roof, rescue kit, camp reservations and maps. And you and your partner can go exploring in some of the wildest big-game country anywhere.
Game Drive in Katavi National Park
A thousand buffalos stare back at you. They’re so close you can hear them exhaling. You’re so engrossed you don’t see the lionesses creeping up from the other side. Katavi National Park is full of riveting battles between buffalo and lions. On a game drive you may experience a time when it’s hard to know which way to look. Hippos are also abundant and every evening you can watch them emerge to graze. Hidden away and only really accessible by flight, Katavi is a stunning grassland savannah for a really personal safari experience. Local experts will lead your game drives in this remarkable tract of wilderness. And you can expect to hear animals throughout the night as well.
Gonarezhou NP Game Drive
One of Africa’s forgotten landscapes, Gonarezhou remains unknown and unexplored. Even wildlife researchers don’t know what takes place here. And it’s not an area where locals have lived either.This protected national park is a great add on to a private safari in Malilangwe. You can spend two days on a private reserve safari, then do this full-day game drive in Gonarezhou. It’s a national park that barely has any four-wheel drive trails. You’ll be bouncing around the bush in search of animals, enveloped by wild scenes and animal sounds.
Gorongosa National Park Wild Africa Safari
Join an expert team of guides for a safari by vehicle, boat, and canoe around Gorongosa. Settle in for a day of big-game actions. Its diverse landscapes of savannah, woodland and wetlands are home to many of Africa’s most-loved species. There are elephants and lions, as well as kudu, leopards, and even highly-endangered African wild dog. All these animals live in a setting that puts as much emphasis on sustainable tourism as it does luxury. They’ve rehabilitated the landscape here and the animals have returned. You will first explore on a game drive, in search of the predators and elephants. A walking safari brings close up encounters with ungulates. Then a boat or canoe ride provides a completely fresh perspective.
Khutse Introductory Game Drive
Botswana safaris are on an unthinkable scale. This is the country where elephants cross the highway and you can go weeks without human contact. But Khutse is a little different to the rest of Botswana.This smaller national park is dominated by shimmering salt pans and herds digging for water. It’s to the south of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and is an ideal place for an introductory safari. A game drive here will introduce you to the wild, including its variety of animals. Safari here first, get your bearings, and then fly out to appreciate the wilder, more open landscapes elsewhere in Botswana.
Kichwa Tembo Maasai Mara Family Safari
A safari experience both adults and children are sure to fall for. The opportunity to clock the big five and annual Great Wildebeest Migration from a private concession bordering the Maasai Mara.Dedicated family suites are set among grounds where kids can run alongside resident warthogs. The tented camp features a rim-flow pool with views to the animals on the plains below.There’s a Wildchild programme for younger safari goers plus a fully-fledged spa for adults. And there’s also some of the finest safari viewing on the continent.
Kruger Adventure Game Drive
Cross the unfenced boundary into one of the continent’s foremost safari destinations – Kruger National Park. Take advantage of your private game drive to do what you want when you want.Follow in the footsteps of the Big Five. Scan the trees for leopard. Watch as elephants cool off at a water hole. Admire the sheer bulk of a mature male buffalo. Join lions for a snooze in the shade. Feel the smile cross your face as a rhino silently treks across the plains.Kruger’s vast 7000 square mile area and its diverse array of habitats should be more than enough to tempt you away from Sabi Sands.
Lake Manyara Game Drive
Lake Manyara is a fabulous introduction to the African safari experience. Raucous baboons hoot from the trees, literally thousands of them battling over the same forest. Elephants greet you with a trumpeted call. Giraffe tower over the trees. Lake Manyara is a short drive from Arusha and a classic first stop on Tanzania’s Northern Circuit. You can do a game drive here at any time of day and encounter a stunning collection of species. Admire buffalo and gazelle for the first time. Drive past a lake filled with hippos. Discover tree-climbing lions, perhaps a dozen snoozing in the same tree. For a first day on safari it’s fabulous.
Lake Nakuru Rhino and Flamingos Game Drive
The light grey bulk of white rhino contrasting against the fresh green grass. The prospect of encountering their more agile black cousins as they quietly roam the thick bush. A ribbon of pink running across the lake’s shallows, formed by the congregation of up to 2 million greater and lesser flamingos.Popular with big game aficionados and bird watchers, Lake Nakuru boasts 450 species of bird, including Verreaux’s eagle and goliath heron, making it a formidable destination for game drives of all forms.
Lewa Conservancy Game Drive
Lewa’s grasslands support some of the most evocative and yet endangered species in Kenya. Boasting more than 150 highly-endangered black rhino – a significant proportion of the country’s total population – Lewa is one of the leading places to witness these animals in the wild.Add to that the chance to admire the sleek silhouette of endangered Grevy’s zebra, found almost exclusively in Kenya’s north, and you have game drives beyond the usual.
Lewa Rhino Safari
A backdrop of Mount Kenya. The rarest of the big five. One of only a handful of reserves where sightings of both svelte black rhino and bulkier whites are almost guaranteed - rhino numbers equal 14% of Kenya’s entire population hereAnimals don’t get much rarer than black and white rhino. Hunted near to extinction first for sport and then for their horns, Lewa is helping these majestic beasts back from the brink.
Linyanti Nighttime Game Drive
It’s different at night. It’s spooky, scary, surreal. Sounds and the moon guide your journey. You can hear buffalo munching nearby. Giraffe are silhouetted along the horizon. You may encounter a lion. Nighttime game drives aren’t possible everywhere. They are a special treat, a showcase into the untold thrills of Africa’s savannah. The guide stops the vehicle and you listen. A spotlight illuminates the animals, many much closer than you can imagine. Nighttime is when the predators prefer to hunt, so you may see a lion with a zebra carcass, or the piercing blue eyes of a leopard. And somewhere out in the wild you will come face to face with elephants and wild dogs. It will be a private nighttime game drive and you won’t see any other vehicles.
Loisaba Conservancy Afternoon Game Drive
The sun is sinking lower over big-sky country. There’s the carefree wallowing of hippos. Now the elegant bobbing heads of scarce reticulated giraffe and elephants following long-held migration routes.The sound of skittish herds of zebra. No less than three prides of stalking lions. Throw leopard into the mix, and African wild dogs, one of the continent’s rarest predators.Expert trackers and drivers tailor game drives to your individual preferences here, where the footfall is limited to a few vehicles dispersed across 57,000 acres. Two year-round rivers and several permanent spring-fed waterholes attract 50 mammal and 260 bird species, so afternoon game drives at Loisaba Conservancy are never the same twice.
Londolozi Game Drive
Enter the domain of the legendary leopards of Londolozi. Track their footprints on private game drives through one of South Africa’s original private reserves. Seek out their rest trees on the banks of the Sand River. Join in the constant scientific research that surrounds each of the reserve’s named individuals.Londolozi is more than a private reserve within the Greater Kruger region. It boasts more than 40 years as a leopard hotspot and almost 100 years as a safari destination. Your visit will contribute to the continued conservation of these beautiful animals. And there are few places on the continent to safely get as close.
Maasai Mara Game Drive
The sound of countless hooves charging across the plains. The call of birds in woodland. The clamour of vultures flapping wings from lone acacias. The grunts of hippos in the rivers. The low growl of a fully mature lion making its presence known.The great wildebeest migration is what the Maasai Mara is best known for. However, the reserve hosts large herds year round. This makes it a hotspot for their big cat predators. Patience and the expertise of your dedicated driver-tracker will ensure you get all the best big cat action.
Madikwe Safari Game Drive
Wake to the grunts, roars, and chirruping of wildlife that surrounds you on all sides. Join your expert tracker and guide for an early morning game drive – the light perfect for photography and animals at their most active.Take in the spectacular vistas as you seek out sightings of the Big Five. Keep a look out for the reserve’s pack of African wild dogs on their afternoon hunt. Celebrate the solitude as safari game drives are reserved exclusively for guests staying at Madikwe’s lodges. So there will be nothing but you, the guides and the wildlife.
Mala Mala Photo Safari
Enjoy the use of a specially adapted open safari vehicle with bucket seats and sliding camera mounts. The dedicated attention of a ranger with wildlife photography experience.No other vehicles within miles. Frontage on the year-round Sand River, attracting species from across the unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park.33,000 acres of private game reserve that is one of the most consistent places to capture the Big Five on film anywhere in Africa.
Mara Naboisho Leopard Safari
More secretive than an elephant. Harder to spot than a lion. More cunning than either. The growled warnings of a mother baring her sabre-like teeth and the high-pitched squeals of her young offspring as they play.Mara Naboisho provides 50,000 acres of unspoilt wilderness in Kenya’s Maasai Mara region. There’s a higher density of wildlife than even the neighbouring Maasai Mara. Plus an extraordinary chance to capture leopards nursing their cubs. Mothers retreat here to raise their cubs, as there are fewer vehicles around. And you’ll go in search of them.
Mara North Game Drive
Free of the mass vehicles of the neighbouring Maasai Mara National Reserve, the privately-run not-for-profit Mara North Conservancy is dedicated to low-impact tourism.Situated on the path of the annual migration of two million wildebeest and zebra, the conservancy is also well-known for its density of big cats. What’s more, the year-round game viewing extends to all the big five species of lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and highly-endangered black rhino.Tailored to your specific interests by the highly-trained driver-guide, a Mara North private game drive offers the opportunity to observe 100 mammals and 600 often startlingly-coloured bird species whether in the morning, afternoon, or night.
Mara River Wildebeest Crossing Game Drive
You’ve seen the YouTube footage. Now it’s time to experience all the drama of the great wildebeest migration for yourself.The trepidation builds. So do the animal numbers – both predator and prey. Eventually a critical mass is reached. Countless wildebeest – together with zebra and gazelle – plunge from the steep banks.They have no choice but to cross the crocodile-infested waters of the Mara River in search of fresh pasture. They rely on the principle of safety in numbers to make it to the relative shelter of the other side. Not all will be successful and the drama is unrivaled.
Meru National Park Game Drive
Terrain that is as rugged and untamed as it is varied. Shallow freshwater pools that blend with riverine forest and thick bush. The opportunity to roam the plains of East Africa’s most diverse national park.Here mane-less bush lions scour the grasslands for prospective meals. A population of black and white rhinos occupy their dedicated sanctuary. Buffalo drink at river banks alongside elephant, giraffe and lesser kudu. Hippos disappear beneath the waters with long satisfied grunts as red-necked falcons and Pel’s fishing owl swoop by overhead.
Mikumi National Park Daytime Game Drive
Wildebeest and zebra carpet lush green floodplains. But this is not the Serengeti. You are in Mikumi, a small national park where lions watch you with one eye open. Hippos dominate the water here and you can hear them grunting and belching throughout the day. Elephants are always conspicuous and there are surprises to be found around the park’s outskirts.Explore Mikumi on a daytime game drive, in a private vehicle with both a driver and guide. It’s a great day trip from Dar es Salaam and the perfect stopping point on an overland safari into Southern Tanzania.
Nairobi National Park Introductory Safari Game Drive
Nairobi National Park is a great stopover that hints at all the natural spectacles Kenya can offer. It’s a wonderful introduction to the safari experiences awaiting further afield.In sight of the city’s central business district, the 300 acre Nairobi National Park has an extraordinary diversity of plains species. Just a short drive from the city’s airports and skyscrapers, highly-endangered black rhino roam. Prides of lion stalk prey including buffalo and hartebeest. Baboons run amok. Hyena, cheetah, and leopard also make their presence known.It’s a wonderful place to explore before a safari elsewhere, proving that Nairobi layovers are never dull.
Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive
A lion pride greets you amid the morning mist. An elephant says hello, its tusks curling above your vehicle. Buffalo huff and puff as they march along. Now a hippo. And another. More than ten of them wade about a lake. Next a rhino, one of the few in East Africa, elegant and graceful as it marches around. You are in Ngorongoro Crater, one of the true wonders of the world, one of Africa’s ultimate safari stops. Over 30,000 animals congregate in the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. They represent all the major species (bar giraffe) and you can get exceptionally close on this game drive.
Northern Circuit Overland Safari
Africa’s ultimate overland journey, a week of luxury amid the most extravagant natural landscapes on the planet. Over seven days you will traverse four contiguous national parks, each very distinctive, each a thrilling immersion in the safari world. First Lake Manyara, baboons and lions in a park of poetic beauty. Then Tarangire, full of elephants and surprising moments in faraway places. Ngorongoro Crater comes next, a morning in the crater with the big five and so much more. Finally the Serengeti, home to more large wild mammals than anywhere else. Led by one of Africa’s best guides and drivers, your safari will include handpicked luxury camps and a focus on intimate moments with Tanzania’s rare wildlife.
Nxai Pan Meerkats and Wildlife Safari
Meerkats poke their head from the sand. Their behaviour is bizarre, comical. These legends of the Kalahari are difficult to find, yet your guide knows where they hideout. So follow him for a day of meerkat indulgence. Nxai Pan isn’t home to that many lions orbig mammals. So it’s ideal for meerkats to go about their day to day. Take a game drive in search of them, before surrounding yourself with their antics. You may also spot zebra, perhaps kudu or even an elephant. But this travel moment is about enjoying the best place in the world to encounter wild meerkats.
Okavango Delta Game Drive
A buffalo herd blocks the trail. This is their land so you must wait. Slowly they move and the four-wheel drive kicks up mud as you drive on. Now an elephant blocks the way. It’s a big herd, complete with babies swinging their trunks.A little later you stop to see a lion pride. A dozen lions are snoozing. Three of them wake up and decide to sleep in the shade created by your vehicle. You can literally reach out and touch them (not advised of course, the windows are kept closed at such proximity). Now zebra, lechwe, Sable antelope, spotted hyena, kudu, springbok, topi, giraffe, hippo, and so many other animals you lose count. This is the Okavango and a private game drive will reveal a story of untold wildlife drama and charm.
Okavango Game Drive in Moremi Game Reserve
A blur of black and white stripes gallops past your vehicle. You turn to see a hyena, a strange figure on the savannah. An elephant marches past. Two lionesses watch you as they sleep with one eye open. Now a hippo, a monster emerging from the water. Moremi is the legendary game reserve at the heart of the Okavango Delta. You will be exploring with a private guide, on a private game drive that can be anywhere from three hours to three days. This is an oasis of life and sometimes there are so many animals you don’t know which way to look. Red lechwe gather in their thousands. Roan antelope run from leopards. The rhythm of life extends and it’s all yours.
Ol Pejeta Sunrise Game Drive
The solitude of Ol Pejeta private conservancy at sunrise. The tranquillity of sharing its 90,000 acres with just a small handful of other guests. The chance for a tailored experience that combines your tastes with your guide’s expert local knowledge. The magical hours of early morning are when the conservancy’s multitude of species are at their most active. In this hour you can watch lions tracking their prey and discover so many rare behaviours.
Olare Motorogi Conservancy Game Drive
Enjoy exclusive access to more than 100,000 acres of Kenyan wilderness, in addition to unrestricted access to the Maasai Mara Private Reserve. Here there is a low vehicle density philosophy that means just one vehicle for every 2,000 acres. This solitude has made it an important habitat for rare species including African wild dogs and rhino.Olare Motorogi also has one of the highest lion densities in Africa and will give you a front row seat to the annual great wildebeest migration. Expect fantastic year-round wildlife viewing opportunities spanning grassland, acacia woodland, and riverine forest.
Phinda Game Drive
A fully customised open vehicle safari across the 70,000 acres of Phinda Private Game Reserve. An expert guide and tracker with unsurpassed knowledge of the reserve’s seven distinct ecosystems.This is a habitat for extremely rare black rhino. It’s a place for lions to rest in the shade. A home to elephants quenching their thirst at water holes. Prowling leopard and belligerent buffalo complete the legendary Big Five.The reserve’s private status means you don’t fight for the best view with other safari vehicles. Rather, expect to be the only ones for miles around, as you come eye to eye with endemic species you won’t find anywhere else but Africa.
Royal Malewane Game Drive
No restrictions to safari times. A maximum of just two vehicles per animal sighting. No public vehicles. The expert tracking and guidance of the most qualified safari team anywhere on the continent.Their 300 years of combined bush experience will be put to good use – spotting the 500 birds, 140 mammals and iconic Big Five species that inhabit the landscapes. You’re in safe hands, with each of the rangers having the highest guiding qualifications available.There are just seven Master Trackers worldwide. Only three operate in the Greater Kruger region. All work at Royal Malewane.
Ruaha National Park Multi-Day Safari
Lost in the heart of Africa, Ruaha National Park continues to provide a very off the beaten path luxury safari. Here there is very little but wildlife and a very wild atmosphere.The elephants are massive and you wake up to them hooting close to the camp. Lions bask in the sun through the day, yet in the early morning you can track them hunting zebra. Giraffe mingle with hippos and buffalo, with over a dozen antelope species the backing cast.Best of all, there are hardly any other safari goers here. So if you seek a luxury safari in a wilderness where few others venture, Ruaha is unrivalled. You will need more than one day and this safari will be tailored to your interests.
Sabi Sabi Early Morning Game Drive
The rising sun casts a golden hue across the varied habitats of Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Birdsong signals the start of another day.The crispness of the early morning air shows itself in condensation rising from the mouths of the ruminants seeking their first feed of the day. Big cats lie bloated beside successful nocturnal hunts.The highly-experienced rangers will gently rouse you from sleep while it’s still dark. After a light breakfast you’ll join the guides in the open safari vehicles, tracking the movement of species free to wander between Sabi Sands and Kruger National Park.
Samburu Game Drive
Gently-flowing river waters. Landscapes that vary between grasses, bushland, and thin bands of forest alive with birdsong. Sandy tracks that wind across them all, crisscrossed by the fresh prints of antelope, big cats, and the giants of the plains.Situated on the north bank of one of Kenya’s most important rivers – the Ewaso Nyiro – a multitude of species are drawn to Samburu’s lush grasses.The big five are well represented, though it’s the national reserve’s rarest inhabitants that make this safari destination stand out. Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, long-necked gerenuk and shapely East African (Beisa) oryx can each get the heart pumping just as much as leopard, lion, buffalo, rhino, and Samburu’s red-dusted elephant herds.
Serengeti Calving Season Safari in Ndutu Area
Every year the great wildebeest migration follows a predictable pattern. It starts in January to March, when the wildebeest nurture their newborn calves on the nutrient rich grass of Ndutu, Serengeti. Young and defenceless wildebeest create a bonanza for lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyena and various smaller predators. Witness the show during this multi-day safari. A local guide leads game drives tracking the action, so you can follow predators as they stalk, hunt and dine. Expect to get incredibly close as your guide is permitted to take you off the trails. It can feel like it’s just you and the most remarkable animal stories.
Serengeti Multi-Day Game Drive Safari
Grass, everywhere. Lions lounging in the grass. Wildebeest scattered for miles across the grass. Zebra huddled together, a black and white mass contrasting the grass. Welcome to the Serengeti, where there are more large wild mammals than anywhere else on the planet. It’s an enormous grasslands so you can’t come for one day. On this multi-day safari you will follow the predators, as they follow gazelle and wildebeest across the magnificent site. Expect to see big cats multiple times each day. Plus giraffe, buffalo, elephants and more. You can’t leave your private vehicle in such dangerous territory but you can spend two to three days immersed in the greatest safari destination of all.
Singita Game Drive
A front row seat to all the action in the 33,000-acre private concession within the remoter reaches of Greater Kruger National Park. The solitude that comes with being the only safari vehicle for miles around. The knowledge that regular sightings include hippo, cheetah, and sable, alongside the Big Five.Singita’s relative isolation is to its advantage. The concession’s resident animal populations feel safe and relaxed, allowing you to edge even closer in the high-spec Land Rovers limited to just six guests at any one time.
Tarangire National Park Game Drive
Tarangire, landscape of baobabs and elephants, land of safari surprise and intimate encounters. Somehow, this incredible national park remains overlooked by most people coming to the north of Tanzania. Which means it will be quieter for you. Elephants move in massive herds, sometimes 50 of them marching past your vehicle. Leopards and cheetahs hide in high grass, hunting a myriad of antelope species. There are so many zebra you will stop noticing them. Explore Tarangire with an expert guide, on a game drive that can be tailored to your wildlife interests. Either loop around the highlights in half a day, or go off the main tracks for a day of safari excitement in elephant country.
Tarangire Private Concession Safari
Unlike South Africa and Kenya, Tanzania does not have many private concessions. Tarangire is one of them, a place where you can enjoy a more exclusive safari.Access to private concessions is heavily restricted and there are strict rules on vehicles per animal sighting. So on this safari you can have all the elephants and herds to yourself. Less people and vehicles makes the landscape more attractive to reclusive animals, such as leopards. So you can see more, as well as getting closer by going off the trails. This Tarangire concession safari can be tailored to your interests, with a mix of drives and walks, along with evenings overlooking a popular waterhole.
Tsavo East Game Drive
Track your favourite animals through Kenya’s largest national park. Seek out the reserve’s famed maneless male lions. Enjoy close encounters with the full quintet of big five species.Journey along the 300km long Yatta Plateau – the longest lava flow in the world. Take in the flowing waters of the Galana River, home to quarrelsome pods of hippo. Cross the rich iron-red earth used as sunscreen by elephants. Negotiate lush green grasses camouflaging big cats beneath expansive blue skies that are home to 500 different bird species.
Tsavo West Game Drive
Hills dotted with volcanic cones. The shimmering pools at Mzima Springs, disappearing below ground nearly as quickly as they appear. Caves created from the ancient lava flows. Gravel roads that lead to unexpected sightings of elephant, lion, and highly endangered black rhino.Made famous by man-eating lions that snatched workers from their tents during the construction of the Nairobi-Mombasa railway, Tsavo West offers a much more diverse landscape than the open plains of the Maasai Mara can. One of Kenya’s largest national parks, rocky escarpments like Poacher’s Lookout give way to riverine forest, acacia woodland, scrub and grassland habitats.Here the safari is wild and you never know what lurks beyond each turn.