Information on Safari Vehicle
Our purpose-built Safari vehicles allow for excellent game viewing, equipped with pop up roof hatch and large sliding windows. Same vehicles will be used for both game drives and for transfers between parks.
Most safari vehicles have no air-conditioning. During game drives pop roof hatch & windows will be opened. For other drives, windows can be opened to allow for fresh air. However, there are some sections on the way to national parks where windows need to be closed and the vehicle can get dusty and hot sometimes.
The going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful land!
Transfer time between Parks
Transfer times in some itineraries can be up to 9 hours. Please make sure you are aware of transfer times in your itinerary in advance.
You can book flights to avoid some long transfers but this should be done during the planning stage as safari vehicles need to be arranged accordingly.
Land Cruiser vs Van
In Tanzania we offer only 4x4 Land-cruisers for game drives while in Kenya we offer 4x4 mini vans and 4x4 Land-cruisers for game drives.
Landcruisers have 4 window seats (called short base) or 6 window seats(called long base) in the back and one window seat in the front for clients.
Vans have 6 window seats in the back and one window seat in the front.
Seats in the vehicle are designed to take the stress of clients standing on them and moving around. So they offer stability and sturdiness with a little bit of cushioning.
While safari vehicles are regularly maintained, serviced and replaced, the extreme safari driving conditions mean there are chances that your vehicle can get stuck/breakdown in the middle of safari.
Vehicle breakdown chances are small and your driver guides are trained and equipped to deal with most breakdown situations.
In rare cases the vehicle is not immediately repairable, a replacement vehicle will be sent within a few hours.
In breakdown scenario, if the vehicle is not back on the road in 5 minutes, we suggest you to contact or request the driver to conact briefing manager.
Clients with back problems and clients who want to minimize travel time from park to park can consider flying directly to national parks/reserves.
For City tours (in Nairobi/Arusha) we use Toyota Alphard or similar vehicle