If You Want to Maximize Game Viewing, Safaris in Tanzania Are the Way to Go

If You Want to Maximize Game Viewing, Safaris in Tanzania Are the Way to Go

The best safaris often look beyond the obvious highlights. It’s about the mass of delightful Game Viewing that will make your heart sing. Nobody could ever predict these experiences, but that makes your Tanzania Safari Packages genuinely unique.

Spotting the big five or witnessing a spectacle like a predator chasing to hunt, or the birth of a baby animal makes Tanzania Game Viewing excellent.

Why Tanzania Is the Matchless Game-Viewing Destination in Africa?

Tanzania is an epic safari destination that offers breathtaking game-viewing experiences. Over 20% of the country is covered by protected areas which take travelers in quest of the animals that can be seen only through game drives.

  • Tanzania’s national parks have a huge concentration of animals and birdlife. The Serengeti National Park alone has nearly 2 million wildebeest and zebra which migrate along off-the-beaten routes, followed by their predators: lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, and jackals.
  • The famous Ngorongoro Crater is a large volcanic caldera where 25,000 animals live in a setting of beautiful land.
  • Other major wildlife areas include the stunning Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park, both very different environments.
  • Lake Manyara is surrounded by bushy floodplains and groundwater forests. It is home to many hippos, and tree-climbing lions and is a haven for birdlife.
  • Tarangire National Park is widely known for its large elephant herds and giant baobab trees.

Vehicles That Are Used in Tanzania Game Drives

In Tanzania, a game drive is mostly done by using two types of safari vehicles which are closed-side land cruiser safari vehicles and open-side land cruiser safari vehicles.

4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser Safari jeeps (Closed-Side Vehicles)

These Land Cruiser vehicles are designed to seat 6 passengers, but with an extra seat and one person can seat behind the driver.

So, up to 8 people can seat there. There are open game-viewing roofs on the vehicles. It’s dependable, tough, and roomy enough.

  • 4×4 Open-Side Safari Vehicles

Game Viewing In Tanzania is popular with these 4WD vehicles because they give a very clear side view during game drives.


You can find them at almost all safari camps or lodges within parks or reserves. These are the most popular vehicles used for the transportation of tourists from one accommodation to another.

A Full Day of Game Drive in Tanzania

A Game Drive Safari is worth taking if you want to spend your whole day game viewing in Tanzania’s national parks or game reserves.

A typical game drive is held for around 2-3 hours, depending on what you come across along the way. On the other hand, you will be offered for a full-day game drive for over 8 hours in some safari destinations in Tanzania.

The Early Morning Game Drive

As the first rays of red start to appear on the horizon, you will get your wake-up call in the Tanzania wilderness. This is a wonderful time of the day; you can listen to the dawn chorus of birds as you enjoy your breakfast before leaving.

This game drive is meant to catch the nocturnal species that are active at night and early in the morning like leopards.

  • Morning game drives

Around 7:00 a.m., the game drive takes place in Tanzania National Parks. It gives an excellent opportunity to see many animals as they are just waking up, with some still in their nests. In addition, the wonderful early morning sounds made by birds can take your heart away.

  • Afternoon game drives

Generally, an afternoon game drive starts between 3 and 4 p.m. after a well-deserved lunch and rest. At this time of the day, you can spot animals grazing and some are resting by avoiding hot sun rays.

  • Evening game drives

The evening game drives start between 4-5 pm and end at 6:00 p.m. It’s the best time to watch animals because they’re returning to their shelter or resting areas.

  • Night game dives

Night game drives are not allowed in every national park in Tanzania. There are a few places where you can go for a night game drive. For example, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and some southern circuit parks.

Some nocturnal wildlife including civets, bush babies, night jars, genets, porcupines, and various reptiles can be found through Night Game Drive In Tanzania.

Your driver will be an experienced game ranger who knows the area well. He will take you to some excellent destinations for good sightseeing.

What Should You Bring for a Game Drive in Tanzania?

Not a big deal…You and your bird’s eyes are sufficient!

  • Still, to capture incredible moments in the wilderness, you can bring your camera.
  • If you have a good pair of binoculars, then bring them for observing the animals at long distances.
  • Take a sun hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.

Amazing Safari in Tanzania

Review From Gessicay Fabio, Jun 2023

We have just returned from 6 days of amazing safari with Jackson, our super-prepared guide who was able to make this experience unforgettable! He allowed us to see all the big five, the great migration, and many other animals of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire. Super professional and very friendly!

Communication with Membris was also excellent, who followed us to organize the safari according to our needs by answering all our questions.

Highly recommend this local company!

Go on a Virtual Game-Viewing Safari in Tanzania Today

Driving in a custom-made safari vehicle with a professional driver cum guide, you will be a real adventurer.


Game viewing in Tanzania is a sure way to give you that classical safari feeling. Searching wildlife and exploring the true African wilderness in the Tanzanian bush will take you to another world of safari.

Just make us inform once and we will feel delighted to help you plan your dream Tanzania Safari Packages.