Africa Dream Safaris maintains a fleet of specially outfitted 4-wheel
drive Stretched Land Rovers providing for maximum flexibility, adventure,
and wildlife viewing. Your private safari includes exclusive use
of this vehicle with no mileage restrictions and unlimited game
drives for the duration of your safari. Our spacious Stretched Land
Rovers are the most ideal safari vehicle and come equipped with
a total of nine seats with seven of those seats in the back under
the canvas top. All vehicles have a canvas convertible top, which
can be rolled completely back so that you may view scenery and wildlife,
unhindered by obstructions, while standing from any of the seats.
We do not employ mini-vans or other less capable vehicles. As discussed, all our vehicles have a canvas top, which can be rolled back completely so that you may game view standing from any of the seats. There is nothing like the feeling of freedom you get when exploring the secluded wilderness, surrounded by expansive views of vast horizons, underneath the unobstructed dome of a brilliant blue sky. So roll the top back, feel the breeze on your face and get ready for an unparalleled game viewing experience! For these reasons and more we do not employ ‘pop up top’ vehicles or vehicles with ‘roof hatches’. We strongly believe that a convertible canvas top provides the best possible game viewing experience and is much more enjoyable then game viewing in a vehicle with a ‘pop up top’. Pop up tops tend to inhibit your freedom and obstruct your views, especially with regards to some of the more spectacular sightings whether it be a leopard in a tree or a pride of lions resting on top of a kopje. Roof hatches also impede your comfort when game viewing as the narrow hatch restricts your movement. In contrast to these less favorable options, our canvas convertible tops allow you to view wildlife with the fewest imposed constraints and in the most open and raw format possible.
Land Rovers are also the most functional safari vehicle, capable of handling poor road conditions, and are extremely strong off road. You will appreciate the flexibility and reliability of your Land Rover, especially if your itinerary involves significant off road driving. The Land Rover is the most optimal vehicle to get to all the best wildlife viewing spots which are sometimes well “off the beaten path.” One vehicle is ideal for groups ranging from one to six persons. It is possible to fit seven guests in one vehicle but this is only recommended for a family of seven with small children.
Every Land Rover is equipped with a long distance radio. These radios are used for communication between your vehicle and other driver-guides for game reports, as well as communication with our main operational office in Arusha. If there is any problem on safari, your driver-guide can immediately handle the situation as he is trained and has the expertise. He also can use his long distance radio to communicate with our operational office in Arusha or any ranger station for additional support if required.
Flat tires are fairly common when game driving the rough tracks in the national parks. Tire changes are handled quickly by your driver-guide with little inconvenience. Vehicle break-downs are extremely rare as our vehicles are rigorously maintained. However, in the unusual event of a vehicle breakdown, a replacement vehicle would be immediately sent and would likely arrive within 2 hours as support vehicles are always on stand by. With our excellent contingency planning and communication systems you’ll never have to worry about being stranded (or even significantly inconvenienced) while on safari.
All vehicles come equipped with the following:
- Nikon Action 7 x 35 Binoculars For Each Person
- Convertible Canvas Top
- Total of Nine Seats
- Comprehensive Field Guides
- Detailed National Park Maps
- Refrigerated Cool Box
- Unlimited Bottled Water
- Unlimited Soft Drinks Including Coke, Diet Coke and Sprite
- Snacks and Candy
- Long Distance Radio and Cell Phone
- Two Spare Tires
- Seat Covers and Armrests
- Comfortable high backed seats