Night Game Drive Information
The night game drive is something relativly special and rare in Tanzania. Until recently in all Tanzania National Parks you have to leave by 1800. Recently however Manyara National Park is allowing night game drives, an exciting once in a lifetime experience
This means for a night game drive you have to be in a private concession or in one of the lodges in the buffer zone around the National Parks or in Lake Manyara.
The bush is a completely different world at night which is what makes night drives so special. They usually begin at 2000 and lasta around 3 hours. As visibility is affected these are much slower drives than the daytime and you usually only travel a few kilometres from your starting point.
Night game drives allow you the chance to see some of Tanzania’s nocturnal species such as the BushBaby with its huge eyes and porcupines, you never know what you will see – a pride of lions feeding or a hippo walking between water holes.
The vehicle is equipped with a special “spotter” seat at the front of the vehicle as well as a spot light. This light is shined to the side of the animals rather than directly at them so their night vision is not affected.
The sounds of the bush are a fundamental piece of a night game drive encounter alongside the starry skies. We are sure you will enjoy.
Lodge of The month August 2020- Tarangire Treetops .. read more about this lodge which has you sleeping on top of 1000 year old baobabs
Lodge of The month July 2020- Serengti Under Canvas .. read more about this lodge which is an authentic back to nature experience with nothing separating you from the surrounding landscapes of the Serengeti.
Adventure or Safari in Tanzania -should you do it??
On your Tanzanian safari there will be plenty of opportunity to take photos. You can prepare for this in several ways.