Game drives in Serengeti National Park

Game drives in Serengeti National Park offers un matched unique wildlife safari experience drawing visitors from around the world to witness African wildlife in their habitat , Serengeti which lies in the Northern part of Tanzania renowned for its vast and diverse wildlife population not only in Africa but also world at large ,the Park homes the most iconic wildlife Big Five which includes Elephants,Lions,Leopards,Buffalos,Rhinoceros as well as a number of other species such as Giraffes,Zebras,Cheetahs,Hyenas,Wildebeest among others and the Park homes several number of Antelope species such as rocky outcrops, riverine forests which makes Serengeti the best park for Game drives in Tanzania Among other many National Park.

The Serengeti is famous for the annual Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores move in search of fresh grazing and water. This spectacle usually occurs between July and October in the Serengeti and adjoining Maasai Mara in Kenya.

Game drives in Serengeti National Park are typically conducted by experienced tour guides who are knowledgeable about the park’s wildlife and Landscapes, these guides often have extensive trainings and are skilled in locating animals and interpreting their behaviors. The Park has several sectors one at North part of the Park which borders Masai Mara reserve, other one in south end which borders Ngorongoro crater lake and also in the seronera area which is in the central. Game drive however are divided and done into four groups or sections. Below is an overview of these sections:

MORNING GAMEDRIVES: Morning game drives often begin very early around the  sunrise  approximately 6 am or 7am to catch Serengeti’s wildlife such as lions,leopard,elephants among others when they are most active after their night hunts, Morning Game drives are the most rewarding among others in Serengeti especially in dry seasons when water is scarce and these wildlife depend on the morning dues ,its also offers cooler temperatures which are more comfortable for both Visitors and wildlife.

AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES: Afternoon drives generally start after lunch time commonly after transit after transferring from Arusha to Serengeti via Ngorongoro, this is another optimal time for wildlife viewing enjoying the best enrooted games however much afternoon games aren’t rewarding like ones in the morning especially when it comes to spotting the Big Five because of too much sunshine   they can be best for diurnal animals like Gifaffes,elephants and antelopes are normally active before they settle down for the night.

FULL DAY GAME DRIVE: These are mainly carried out whole day where tourists wake up early Morning and prepare with their lunch boxes or snacks to take them through the day for a long day of excitement and engage in a game drive from morning till late while they encounter them selves with wildlife species in Serengeti National Park.

NIGHT GAME DRIVES: These are conducted during night hours not common and they come with extra fees depending on the National park probably because they are risky, Night game drives are only conducted under registered and authorized camps around the park at the extra fee of 50$ per person in Serengeti National Park, they can be amazing and Unique to spot at night and also rewarding.

Game drives in Serengeti are very rewarding and offers a great experience to explore Serengeti’s different wildlife species and others like Bird species that inhabit within this Park.

Most game drives are conducted in sturdy 4×4 vehicles, specially designed for wildlife viewing. These vehicles may be open-sided or equipped with pop-up roofs, providing excellent visibility and protection from the elements.

Best time to do Game drives in Serengeti National Park.

Dry Seasons from June to October: This period is perfect for game drives because wildlife congregates around water sources making them to be easily spotted on a drier vegetation. Then the weather is typically clear and sunny during day with cooler temperature during morning and evening hours which is a great chance to photographers to take authentic pictures of these creatures.

Wet Seasons from November to May: while game drives are still possible and available during wet seasons, road conditions may happen to be challenging and trick due to rain although this time can offer unique and rewarding opportunities to see newborn animals, lush green landscapes and migratory species within the Park.