Exploring the Wild With The Perfect Game Drive Vehicle

One of the most thrilling and immersive experiences to have in your lifetime is witnessing the majestic wildlife in their natural habitat. With expert guides leading the way, you’ll traverse rugged landscapes, cross rivers, and explore remote areas teeming with elephants, giraffes, lions, and other magnificent creatures on a private game drive.

Whether you’re planning a luxury romantic escapade, a fun-filled family adventure, or a bonding trip with friends, a game drive is the perfect activity to create lasting memories. Keep in mind that in most locations, children need to be a minimum of 8 years old to participate in a game drive, while in South Africa, the minimum age is 6 years old.

Here’s a guide to the different game drive vehicles that are commonly used during these customised game drive experiences. Each vehicle has its own unique characteristics and offers a different perspective on the breathtaking wildlife that awaits you. So, let’s dive into the main differences between these vehicles and find out which one will be your next trusty companion on your next adventure in the wild.

Minivan Safari Vehicles

For those looking for an affordable option, minivan safari vehicles are a great choice. These vehicles have a passenger capacity of six people or more and feature a pop-up roof. Ideal for budget-conscious travellers, the downside is they have poor shock absorption performance which may result in a bumpy ride.

Closed Safari Vehicles

Closed safari vehicles are perfect for long-distance travellers who want extra protection from unexpected weather conditions. With a passenger capacity of six people (or often less than four) it also features a pop-top roof hatch. While they offer protection against unexpected rain, wind, and mud splashes, they may not provide the same level of immersive experience as an open-sided vehicle.

Open-sided Game Viewing Vehicles

If you’re seeking an immersive game drive experience, then an open-sided game viewing vehicle is the perfect choice. Often used on Wanderprime’s adventure getaways, these vehicles have a roof without windows, a passenger capacity of 4-6 people, and are usually equipped with one guide/driver and depending on the campsite may also have a ranger and a spotter. More common in Southern Africa than East Africa, the open sided vehicles are often used within campsites and popular among photography enthusiasts and adventure lovers. These vehicles are generally modified Land Cruisers or Land Rovers.

Now that you know more about game drive vehicles, get ready to embark on a game drive adventure like no other with Wanderprime. We pride ourselves on providing private and personalised experiences that match your wildest dreams, and our luxury travel options ensure your comfort and enjoyment every step of the way. Contact us today to customise your private game drive and embark on a truly unforgettable adventure in the wild!

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