A night game drive is another dimension of game viewing that offers very unique experiences of the nocturnal predators. These nocturnal creatures are less seen during the day and at night there is an opportunity to see them. If you are inquisitive about what the animals are up to at night, then the night game drives in Tanzania are an opportunity not to be missed.
A night game drive is such a special kind of safari experience with the best opportunity to see nocturnal animals including the genets, porcupines, civet cats, white-tailed mongoose, aardvarks, hippos, lions, and cape hares.
On the night game drive, you have a chance to see predators hunting yet during the day you may find them sleeping all day long. It’s therefore an opportunity to see their kind of life.
To have a night game drive, a Tanzania safari tourist will have to first book before the start of the trip. The best parks for night game drives in Tanzania include the Lake Manyara National Park as well as Tarangire National Park.
It’s completely a whole new world of experience on a night game drive when the birds and animals are quieter and there are fewer crowds in the park.
All of the national parks in Tanzania have lots of wildlife with excellent viewing opportunities. There are three different safari circuits and all good for Tanzania wildlife safaris. The parks are also home to the sought-after Big five animals which are the lions, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and Elephant with the black rhino seen at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Animals that can be seen in abundance include elephants, giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeest, and the lion and hyena are common. Rare and occasional animals include the black rhino, leopard, and cheetah.
Wildebeest are one of the world’s natural wonders with a spectacular sighting to offer, it’s no ordinary group of animals. The Great Wildebeest Migration is an annual migration of giant herds of animals all through from Northern Tanzania to Kenya.
Each wildebeest migration constitutes over two million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles moving from Serengeti National Park of Tanzania and Masai Mara National Park of Kenya. Seeing millions of wildebeest on safari could be only possible in Tanzania and Kenya in the whole world.
With these wildlife animals, Tanzania is a classic African tour destination with all parks great for safari but some being exceptional. These are Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, and Katavi National Park. A visit to these will offer that classic African wild game drive.
The best time for wildlife viewing in Tanzania is in the dry season which from late June to October and the best time for wildebeest viewing is during the months of June and July.
The long rainy season is between March to May and the parks in the Southern and Western circuit are less accessible during this time.