Night game drives are an exciting and unique way to experience Tanzania’s wildlife. During a night game drive, visitors are taken through national parks and game reserves after sunset, allowing for a completely different perspective of the wildlife and its behavior. This activity offers a thrilling and adventurous way to see Tanzania’s nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitat.
This is the best experience especially if you want to experience wildlife species that are active during the night.
Best Time for night game drive
Night game drives are available year-round in Tanzania, but the best time to go on this activity is during the dry season, from June to October. During this time, the weather is cooler and drier, making it easier to spot animals. It’s also an excellent time to witness the behavior of nocturnal predators like lions and leopards.
Where to go for a night game drive?
Despite Tanzania being home to a large number of national parks and game reserves, there are only a few national parks where night game drives have been permitted. Here are the national parks where this activity is permitted.
Lake Manyara National Park: This park is known for its tree-climbing lions, but it’s also an excellent place for a night game drive. Visitors can witness the behavior of nocturnal animals like civets, genets, and porcupines.
Tarangire National Park: This park is home to large herds of elephants, as well as giraffes, zebras, and other wildlife. During a night game drive, visitors can see nocturnal predators like lions and leopards.
Ruaha National Park: Night game drives in Ruaha National Park typically begin at 8:00 pm, just after dinner, and can last up to 3 hours. It is the perfect opportunity to spot nocturnal animals such as leopards, hyenas, lions, and many other species.
Night game drives can cost around $300 or above for the shared open game drive vehicle
It’s important to note that not all national parks and game reserves offer night game drives, so visitors should check with their safari company before booking.
A night game drive in Tanzania offers a unique and adventurous way to experience the country’s wildlife. With its abundance of national parks and game reserves, Tanzania offers several options for visitors looking to embark on this activity. Whether you’re a budget traveler or looking for a luxurious experience, Mega Adventures has something to offer for everyone. So, book your safari today and get ready to witness the behavior of Tanzania’s nocturnal wildlife on a thrilling night game drive.