The Ultimate Full Day Game Drives in Serengeti National Park
The Ultimate Full Day Game Drives in Serengeti National Park. So, what exactly are ”game drives” in the Serengeti or on an African Safari, as anyone considering booking a safari in Tanzania, for example, will have heard game drives mentioned throughout the itinerary? A safari game drive is a vehicle-based adventure excursion into a wildlife area, such as a National Park or Reserve, such as the Serengeti, with the goal of touring the park and viewing a range of wild animals in their natural habitat.
In Tanzania, safari game drives typically last 2 to 3 hours in the morning and afternoon hours, with morning timings usually scheduled from 6.30am to 9am and afternoon timings being 3.30pm to 6.30pm, though travelers may occasionally opt for a full day game drive generally from 10am to 4pm, in which case the excursion will include a packed picnic lunch to be had inside the Serengeti National Park at a designated picnic spot, during the excursion.
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The Cost of Game Drives in Serengeti National Park
Prices for Serengeti game drives start at USD 75 per person every game drive, and if you want to book a unique vehicle from the camp for a full day drive, the cost ranges from US$ 300 to US$ 550 per vehicle, depending on the camp.
However, booking all-inclusive Safari packages that include many game drives, lodging, meals, and flights from Arusha costs less overall.
Full Day Game Drives in Serengeti National Park
Most road safaris offer private safari game drives, whereas Fly-in vacation packages with game drives provided by the Camp typically include non-private game drives, which means that other travelers may share the same vehicle. The cars’ seating capacity is normally limited to a maximum of 8 persons, therefore this is hardly a large group. Private game drives, on the other hand, provide advantages in terms of personal independence and flexibility in terms of schedule and convenience. Private drives are recommended for tourists with unique interests such as photography or bird watching.
Many tourists to the Serengeti are also interested in night game drives. Night drives are not permitted within the Serengeti National Park and can only take place on private or group conservancies that surround the main Reserve. The times range from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., depending on which camp or resort offers these night excursions to its visitors.
Finally, we are frequently asked what the difference is between a Safari and a Game drive. A Safari, on the other hand, is a complete Tour that may include multiple game drives at various places and parks, whereas a game drive is simply a single game drive while on a Safari.
Safari Vehicle Types
Vehicles used for game drives and other safari activities in Tanzania are usually provided by the safari operator, especially if you book a Road Safari beginning in Arusha. These vehicles could be four-wheel-drive Toyota Land Cruiser Jeeps or non-four-wheel-drive Tour Vans, often known as minibuses. Certain tour vans also have 4WD. Both of these vehicle types have safari-style game viewing roofs.
If you fly into Serengeti and arrange game drives through a lodge or camp, you may find that some of these facilities offer game drives in ‘open’ sided 4×4 safari jeeps. Because these open-sided vehicles are not suited for highway traffic, they are limited to ferrying tourists within the reserve.