Looking around Kenya – at its roads and parks – you’ll see dependable minivans on safari, taking visitors up close to the wildlife they’ve only seen in pictures.
Throughout East Africa and especially Kenya, the safari minivan has long been the vehicle of choice for wildlife adventures. With its distinctive pop-up top offering broad vistas to excited visitors, the safari minivan has long delivered countless memories of lion, leopard and elephants on the plain.
At Natural World Kenya Safaris all our alternative Safari tour minivans are specially customized for the challenges of the safari experience, ensuring your journey will be safe, reliable and especially comfortable.
At the tour’s start your Natural World driver/guide will pick you up in your private minivan stocked with bottled water and other amenities. Whether on a 1-day or longer getaway your minivan will feel like a trusted friend – a safe, familiar harbor in the vast sea of the Kenyan plain.
But these are no ordinary minivans. At Natural World, our vehicle customization process means adding capability to our well-maintained vans, so they have the same strength and get-through-the-rough terrain grit .
The vans are also equipped with a special UHF radio for communication ,wildlife location , safety and a heavy-duty suspension to take you over the densest vegetations and up the hills for breathtaking views. And the vans’ pop-up top brings you 360o vistas clear to the horizon.
Traveling from park to park, you’ll be styling in comfort as the van’s closed design means the wind, dust and weather elements are sealed out.
Still… some speak of the 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep as an alternative to the safari minivan. They say the Jeep is the only real way to safari in Africa.
So why don’t we take a look at the advantages of both and see which is better for your holiday Safari?
Traditionally, the “4 x 4 Jeep” type of vehicle has been associated with the adventure of safari. And many travelers recommend it for the most “authentic” wildlife experience. Plenty of movies and television programs will attest to the romance of the Jeep.
The Jeep stands taller for slightly better viewing and no one can deny the rugged appearance of this original 4-wheel drive vehicle.
But… the minivan has made its mark as a practical and many say ,sufficient safari vehicle.
And when it comes to value, the minivan clearly has the ‘money’ advantage.
For those on a tighter budget, the minivan provides much the same safari experience but at a lower cost. The zebra, giraffe and hyena that you’ll come upon don’t care if you visit them in a Jeep or a minivan, but you’ll enjoy the same safari for a lower rate in one of our customized vans.
For shorter safari tours of 1 to 3 days the minivan may just be the perfect way to go.
That’s up to you.
Do you want the strength , confidence , drama and romance of the Land Cruiser Jeep?
Or the value and sufficiency of the minivan?
There’s a vehicle for every safari lover. But one thing is for certain:
Whether rumbling over the sweeping savannah of the Masai Mara, cruising under the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro or coming upon innumerable flamingos at Lake Bogoria , the customized safari minivan has proven itself over millions of safari miles, with thousands of satisfied visitors.
Let Natural World Kenya Safaris book a dream holiday for you in the safari vehicle of your choice.
Just click here to speak with one of our friendly travel experts. They’ll discuss the best safari for you… and the best way to get there.
Natural World Kenya safaris is Member No.A/440 - Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) bonding scheme. The scheme is insured to guarantee your holiday safari in the unlikely event that a bonded KATO member ceases operating.