Game Viewing

View other activities: 

The classic African safari should certainly be based around the game-drive - venturing out into the bush in your trusty 4x4 to tackle any terrain and get you to the best spot.

The main event on any safari, game drives are the best way to get up close to the wildlife and cover enough ground to ensure exciting sightings.  All the lodges we recommend use open sided 4x4 vehicles with seating for either six or nine people, which means everyone gets great uninterrupted views of the scenery and wildlife.

Game drives are the main activity at most lodges in Africa, and you will normally do two per day at these lodges. The first sets out just after dawn and lasts for three and a half to four hours, arriving back at the lodge in time for lunch. Your second drive will typically set off an hour or two before sunset, although most are required to be back before sundown, ruling out the opportunity for Night Drives.  However in many of the better areas to visit - Zambia in particular - night time driving is not restricted, so do check with us.

Game drives may be the main activity on safari and you will often spend more time on these than doing anything else but they are also THE reason most people go on safari, and with good reason - the thrill of your first leopard or wild dog sighting is not to be underestimated!

Print       Email       Bookmark