Game Drive Safari – What is a Game Viewing?

A game drive safari is a safari that entails wildlife viewing using a comfortable 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser or a customized Safari Minivan, which can accommodate up to 8 people to give you the best feeling of an African safari. The safari game drive gives you the best way to view wildlife.

Game Drive Safari Details

A game drive tour involves being driven by a professional guide driver and using a custom-built safari vehicle to view the wild animals in their natural setting. It is a real adventure searching for wildlife as you explore the African wilderness.

The safari vehicle used is normally a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof and slide windows to provide the best panoramic viewing.



What Is a Game Drive?

A game drive is normally done early in the morning, or late afternoon. This is the best time as the animals are more active due to the coolness of the weather. Sometimes a game drive can be done at night depending on the rules of the park or conservancy.

During the game drive, Southern Valley Safaris driver guides who are knowledgeable will share the endless knowledge about African wildlife.

The safari game drive can vary in length and distance covered. This normally depends on the individual interests and location of the wild animals.

In the game drive safari you will encounter abundant wildlife depending on the park toured.

What time are game drives?

The morning game drives start from around 6:30 am, and end after 2 to 3 hours depending on what is seen on the game drive before returning to the lodge or camp for breakfast.

The afternoon drives start from 3:30 pm or 4 pm until sunset.

The time may differ depending on the location of the lodge or season of travel.

What is game viewing?

Game viewing is when you go into the wild in search of wildlife and capturing the best moments. This takes place by the use of a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof driven by a professional driver-guide.  Game viewing normally takes place early morning or late in the afternoon when the animals are most active and can easily be spotted.

Southern Valley Safaris has organized countless game drives and knows the best locations to see the unfolding story of wildlife on the plains of different parks.

What should I bring to a game drive?

A game drive is the highlight of a Kenya safari vacation. On a game drive you would witness the natural beauty of Africa up close. To prepare for an amazing experience below are some essential items you should carry;

  • Camera Equipment
  • Binoculars
  • Sun Protection – Sunhat, Sunscreen, and Sunglasses
  • Bottled water (normally provided)