Since a large part of the safari will be spend in the safari vehicle for game viewing, it is important to make sure that the transport will meet your assistance needs. Due to the sometimes rough terrain you will drive through all our drive-in safaris are operated in 4×4 (4 wheel drive) closed vehicles. The vehicles we use are specifically developed to ensure the best safari experience in the safest manner.
Guests having disabilities should not worry, since we have different vehicle options available to meet your needs. We are the specialist for safaris for those with limited mobility in Kenya and Tanzania and our comprehensive range of available safari vehicles differs from standard safari vehicles to specially adapted safari vehicles that have special wheelchair locking systems.
Different types of safari vehicles
Below will give you an impression of our “accessible transportation options:
Standard safari vehicles
Toyota Landcruisers (and Landrover Defenders) are commonly used as safari vehicles in both Tanzania and Kenya. In Kenya we also use safari minibusses which are generally more comfortable. For both types of vehicles we typically take up 4 to 6 guests in 2 or 3 rows of (guaranteed window) seating with a pop-top roof hatch which is raised for wildlife viewing.
Safari vehicles with extra steps for easier access
Since safari vehicles are designed for rough roads they have higher ground clearance than other (non-safari) vehicles. This means that if you want to enter/exit the vehicle a ‘big step’ needs to be taken. For those who need we can provide extra (removable) steps on the side of the vehicle allowing easier access. The image shown left gives a clearer understanding of these extra steps.
Wheelchair accessible safari vehicles
For those guests that cannot make the transfer from their own wheelchair into a normal car seat and therefore need to remain seated in their own wheelchair during driving, we have specially adapted safari vehicles that ensure extra safety whilst being on the road.
Specially designed access ramps will make a smooth entrance into the safari vehicle. Inside, the vehicle surface has a flooring system that works in conjunction with universal wheelchair and occupant restraint (locking) systems; equipped with a rail surface and a 4-point restraint system. An extra strap belt can be arranged for those passengers in the wheelchair to ensure more stability and safety while driving.