The typical safari vehicle in the Serengeti is an open topped 4x4 to allow for maximum viewing pleasure.
Typical Safari Vehicle, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
© Anouk Zijlma
It matters what type of safari vehicle you end up in while driving around the Serengeti National Park
. Because you are not allowed to off road, you want to be able to poke your head out, and stand on the seats, to get maximum height to see the wildlife clearly, especially when it's far away. It's also ideal to limit the number of passengers to six at the most. Everyone has a preferred animal, or pace they wish to go at on safari. The more people in the vehicle, the longer you may spend gazing at certain animals, with the possibility of missing out on others. Some people wish to rush through checking animals off a list, others are happy to spend an hour just enjoying the birds and plant life. You will find yourself spending at least six hours a day in the car, so make sure it's comfortable and that food and water are in plentiful supply. You also want to go with a good safari company that maintains its vehicles well. Nothing fun about breaking down in the middle of a herd of buffalo.