Top 5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Serengeti Game Drive

Top 5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Serengeti Game Drive : There is so much to see in the 14,700 square kilometers of the Serengeti National Park that it is understandable why so many visitors keep returning for the chance to explore even more of this amazing place. You’re in for a wild treat whenever you go to this highly sought-after bush experience.

One of the best safari experiences one can ever have on an African safari is a game drive in Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National Park is rated as one of the top national parks in the world and among the best safari parks in Africa. It is situated in northern Tanzania, a region known for its unmatched natural beauty and diverse wildlife. Going on a game drive is one of the most exciting ways to experience this fascinating ecosystem. The Serengeti offers a breathtaking safari experience with its expansive savannahs, picturesque scenery, and diverse animal population. We’ll take you on a fictitious safari through the Serengeti as we share insights and advice for an unforgettable game drive adventure in this blog.


Here are some tips to get the most out of those long game-driving days in the bush:

Catch the Worm

The early bird gets the worm, as the saying goes. For those who prefer to sleep in, getting up before sunrise to eat breakfast early can be difficult, but the rewards are always worthwhile. The acacia trees take on beautiful silhouettes in the soft morning light of the sunrise. Watch for a tree on the horizon, then request that your driver guide maneuver the vehicle so that it is in the best possible position to capture the shot.

Dawn Life

The big cats are mostly active at night in order to conserve energy, so if you are awake early enough, there is a greater chance that you will see them out hunting or feasting on the spoils of a successful night on the prowl. You should still have your camera ready, even though it may be getting dark. Before going to bed the previous night, configure your camera for shots in low light so you are prepared to snap a picture when you come across a worthwhile location.

Be on standby.

Make sure you are prepared with binoculars and cameras before you embark on a Serengeti National Park game drive. Some sightings can materialize suddenly. It may only be possible to see a bird about to take flight or a leopard moving through the tall grass for a brief period of time. Prepare your equipment so that you can take advantage of the fantastic opportunities for game viewing.

Sunset Timing

Top 5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Serengeti Game Drive
Serengeti Game Drive

A moment to pause and think back on what will undoubtedly have been an eventful day in the Serengeti National Park. Sunsets in the bush are mystical experiences full of nostalgia. If you are taking a drive, be sure to coordinate the return trip to the Serengeti Camp with your driver guide so that you can see the sunset from a good vantage point. If you have already returned to Serengeti Camp, talk to the manager to set up the best sunset viewing opportunity.

Good Conversation

The more questions you have, the more advice the driver’s guide will give you. The driver guides at Focus East Africa Tours have a wealth of knowledge and enjoy imparting it to you. You can invite the driver guide to join you for dinner after the drive so you can recap the day’s events and get another chance to ask any questions that may have slipped your mind during the day’s excitement.


  • Select the appropriate safari vehicle. Choose a 44 with a pop-up roof for improved visibility and photo opportunities.
  • Follow the advice of your guide. The best places to see wildlife can be found with the help of knowledgeable guides who are intimately familiar with the park. For a safe and satisfying experience, put your faith in their knowledge and adhere to their advice.
  • Essentials to bring: Don’t forget to pack insect repellent, binoculars, a camera with extra batteries, and comfortable clothing. For longer game drives, remember to bring snacks and water.
  • Observe nature: keep a respectful distance and never approach or feed any wildlife you are watching. Maintain the park’s integrity and contribute to safeguarding its delicate ecosystem.


It’s essential to schedule your game drives during the Best times if you want to increase your chances of seeing a variety of wildlife. Excellent opportunities for game viewing are available during the dry season (June to October), when animals congregate close to water sources and are therefore easier to see. Additionally, the wildebeest calving season, when the plains come alive with adorable newborns, occurs in the months of February and March.


A game drive through Serengeti National Park is an experience unlike any other. You get to have an unforgettable experience with the magnificent creatures and the breathtaking landscapes. Serengeti game drives will provide you with lifelong memories, whether you’re a wildlife or photography enthusiast. Prepare yourself for an exciting journey into the wilds of Africa by putting on your gear.

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