Our Safari Vehicles

Wilderness Travel’s primary vehicles for this safari are Toyota Land Cruisers, renowned for being the most rugged and reliable 4X4 safari vehicles in the world. They excel in off-track terrain and each has been custom-modified with Volvo seats that offer adjustable lumbar support. With a maximum of just five guests per vehicle, each passenger is guaranteed his or her own window seat and ample room to stretch out—both for your legs and your camera gear! And best of all, the drivers are under no mileage restrictions—they will go where the wildlife viewing is best, and are under no pressure to limit their route to save gas, as is common in cheaper safaris, especially those using the cramped “pop-top” mini-vans that can’t go off-road.

All of Our Vehicles Have Been Equipped With:

  • A separate game viewing hatch above each row of two seats. This allows you delightful personal space with unobstructed views and an ideal vantage for getting great photos.
  • Air conditioning as needed during warmer seasons when the hatches are closed (usually when traveling at higher speeds or when dusty or raining).
  • A shade awning, also available on game drives as needed. The awning allows more than sufficient head room for standing in the open hatch or even sitting on the roof when the vehicle is stationary.
  • Bean bags to help steady your longer lenses and get perfect wildlife shots.
  • Multiple US-style outlets for recharging your batteries and other devices.
  • An Engle Fridge with cold drinks and snacks.
  • Refillable water bottles and thermos bottles of tea/coffee
  • VHF Radio for communication between vehicles and HF Radio for long distance communication back to the Arusha soffice.
  • On-board library, including field guides and maps of Tanzania and the National Parks.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Fire extinguisher and comprehensive spares and tools.

“Open” Safari Vehicles while in Tarangire

Once at our Osunyai Lamarkau Camp in Tarangire, we will switch our daily game drives to “open” safari vehicles. These are also rugged Land Cruisers, but we’ve stripped the walls and roof off the chassis to allow you to feel that there is nothing between you and the sights, sounds, and smells of Tanzania. It’s a delightful experience and it offers excellent game viewing as the seating is gradually tiered, with the back rows higher than the front—similar to theater seating. There is an awning overhead to offer sun protection. Obviously, an open vehicle like this is only appropriate when the weather is good and there is no need to travel at fast speeds.