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Tanzania Game Drives

Safari in Motion, Exploring Tanzania on Game Drives!

As the sun coats the vast Tanzanian savannah in warm hues of orange, safari-goers find themselves perched in a custom-built safari vehicle! Hearts shoot for the roof with each moment rushing with anticipation. This is the adventurous start to Game Drives during Tanzania Safaris. Guided by an expert driver and guide, your journey into the heart of Tanzania's wilderness exhibits a world of captivating wildlife. Our custom-built safari vehicle, a 4WD wonder, offers panoramic views through slide windows or a pop-up roof. With us, visitors can guarantee that no moment of Tanzania’s beauty goes unnoticed.

Sunrise And Sunset Game Drives

At the break of dawn, the Tanzanian wilderness awakens with whispers of life. As the sun bows out at dusk, a range of creatures come to the centre of the stage. The unique experiences of sunrise and sunset game drives during Tanzania Safaris reveal a world where nature is at its peak.

The Magic of Mornings

The early morning game drive is a secret portal to wildlife’s morning rituals. As the first rays of light pierce the horizon, the savannah wakes up. Predators return from their nightly hunt and herbivores graze with a renewed sense of energy.

Grace of the Golden Hour

In contrast, sunset game drives immerse safari-goers in the stunning atmosphere of the ‘golden hour.’ The fading light of the sun creates a photographer’s paradise. The animals, now looking for shelter from the heat often make appearances in the soft glow of the setting sun.

Cooler Weather and Starry Skies

Both early morning and late afternoon game drives have the advantage of cooler temperatures. Animals are more active during these periods and the midday sun is kept at bay. The late afternoon drives, in particular, often transition into night safaris (at Lake Manyara National Park, mostly). They reveal the star-studded Tanzanian skyline and elusive nocturnal creatures.

We share the Heart of Tanzania with every Guest and bring its warmth to you – the adventurer!

Firoz Simba
Founder, Simba Safaris

In our hearts beats a deep love for Tanzania, a place we hold in the highest regard. Our mission is to share the warmth and friendly spirit of the Tanzanian communities with every guest who goes on this incredible journey. To achieve this, we've assembled a team of expert hosts, guides, and excursion managers who share our passion for this country. It's our dream and privilege to open its entrances to people from around the world. We eagerly anticipate the day we welcome you to Tanzania, to share the special gift that is this extraordinary land.

Wildlife Photography On Game Drives

A photographic journey during game drives is sure to be an exhilarating experience. For this below are some tips and tricks that will help bring the wildlife of Tanzania to life through the lens of a camera:

  • Wildlife photography is a lesson in patience. Allow the animals to come to you and observe their natural behaviour.
  • This not only yields better photographs but also respects the space of the animals.
  • Select the right camera gear, preferably with a telephoto lens to capture distant or moving objects. Use the soft light of dawn and dusk to your advantage.
  • Compose your shots thoughtfully. Capture not just the animals but also the majestic landscapes of Tanzania.
  • Experiment with angles and perspectives to add depth to your photographs.

Lastly, turn off any camera sounds or flashes to avoid disturbing the wildlife. Silence and stealth are the keys to capturing natural and candid moments.


Frequently Asked Questions

Both early morning and late afternoon game drives are considered the best periods of game drives in Tanzania. Early mornings are great for sightings of wildlife while late afternoon makes for some amazing photographic chances.

Game drives usually last around 5 to 7 hours, This provides ample time to explore the vast areas of the Tanzania National Parks.

We at Simba Safaris offer custom-built 4WD safari vehicles that accommodate up to 6-7 passengers, this will be accessible with an excellent comfort of game viewing . They feature pop-up roofs and slide windows for excellent views.

Yes, game drives offer onboard refreshments like water, snacks, and sometimes even a picnic lunch (though this has to be stated beforehand).

While it's not guaranteed to spot all of the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) in a single drive, Tanzania's parks offer excellent chances to see most of them over multiple drives.


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