Why Serengeti National Park Game Drives are worth undertaking – Tanzania Safari News

By May 8, 2019Safari News

Why Serengeti National Park Game Drives are worth undertaking – Tanzania Safari News

Situated North West of the vast Tanzania, Serengeti National Park is a popular Tanzania safari destination and a top tourist dream park for Tanzania wildlife safaris especially the Serengeti National Park game drives. It is a vast stretch of savannah grassland filled with wildlife stretching to Masai Mara where those on a Kenya safaris meet the wonder of the wildebeest migration. To the west of Serengeti National Park is Ikorongo and Grumeti Game Reserves and to the northeast and east lies the Loliondo Game Control Area these all form the larger Serengeti ecosystem, a place like no other for an African safari. Serengeti is part of the Northern Safari Circuit attractions along with Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The park covers a geographical area of about 14,750 square kilometers and area that gave it reference to as the almost endless plains. The almost endless lush grasslands of Serengeti are the richest grazing grounds in the country, and therefore home to the prime herds and the biggest number of predators. This makes the park an ideal destination for wildlife safaris in Tanzania and game drives the top way of getting up close to wildlife in the park.

What is a safari game drive?

A game drive is actually a safari activity done in either a safari park or conservation areas using a 4×4 safari car for close wildlife sightings. Game drives in Serengeti National Park are the best part of any wildlife safari in Tanzania.

On a Serengeti National Park game drive you will see wonderful local wildlife of Serengeti which may include wildebeest, lions, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, leopards and any other random specie. If you found yourself in Serengeti’s incredible wild spaces, you will have to witness the wild wonders of Tanzania in amazement. For Serengeti game drives come ready to have the best exciting and yet also heart-breaking moments of the wild.

Why Serengeti National Park Game Drives are worth undertaking - Tanzania Safari News

A Tanzania wildlife safari game drive in Serengeti

Types of Serengeti National Park Game Drives

The game drives can be done in three different times of the day in which you can choose from. The time of the day is what leads to the naming of the game drive;

Morning/Sunrise Game Drives

Taking a game drive in the morning with the cool morning breeze of the plains will leave you with memories of Serengeti at its most active time. The early morning game drive starts as early as before 6:00am so remember to wear something warm especially for the early morning hours of this Tanzania tour.

The morning hours are the best times for game viewing as the predators take an early morning hunt, in these hours when every animal is still strong and fresh, watching the chase is thrilling. At this time the birds are making the great melodies of the morning as the sun starts to peep out, it’s a great time for seeing an African sunrise in the wild.

Evening/Sunset Game Drives

At dusk, heading for a sunset game drive after a day’s relaxation is amazing as you see the wildlife trying to make an evening kill. What you might meet at this cool sundowner moment is not predictable, it could either be a pride of lion or the numerous wildebeests.

Take  Tanzania safaris  to Serengeti and get your senses involved in a drive with thousands of wildlife as they trample and roar in the endless plains of Serengeti.

Full Day Game Drives

Having a full day in the wild during a Tanzania wildlife tour is an un rivaled experience. You depart in the early hours of 6:00 am and get back to your hotel by 5:00 pm, this means a full day experience.

These kind of wildlife safaris are the only way you can encounter and understand the whole experience of the wildlife and their cycle. During this time in the park you will go along with a 4×4 safari vehicle for hire fully equipped to cater for you in the wild.

For full day game drives, you will require preparation since the scorching sun will find you in the open plains. Do not forget your packed lunch, hat, sun block lotion and light clothes.

The best way to have all sorts of perfect photographs is when you take a full day game drive to Serengeti.

Before you head out for any kind of game drive in the plains of Serengeti remember to plan right and not to miss out on any of the most dramatic moments. These tips and the nature game drives are somewhat similar for a Uganda safari, tour Uganda, Congo safari and also for Rwanda tours.


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