Minibus v 4x4 Safaris
Experience the rush of an African safari from the ground
When it comes to safari transportation, the question of minibus or 4x4 is often the one most asked. Overland driving safaris are the best way to experience the true heart of Africa, and a great way to spot the plethora of wildlife that roams these magnificent countries.
Gaze out of your window across the vast open plains as you rock with the movement of the vehicle in search of wildlife. With a crackle the radio comes to life: a sighting. The driver veers off, careering into the wilderness in search of a pride of lions, a singular cheetah, a baby elephant playing in the dust – whatever it is, you’ll be there soon."
Both Kenya and Tanzania offer overland safaris by 4x4 with either open sides or an open roof, which ensures everyone gets a window seat as well as a great view! In Kenya you can also travel by minibus which has a pop-up roof and is generally more comfortable than the 4x4s. However this comfort comes at a price as you are less able to travel off road in the parks that allow it as well as being limited to certain terrain.
In both Kenya and Tanzania you have the option to upgrade to a private vehicle at an extra cost. This is ideal for those travelling in groups, with children, or those who want a more specialised safari experience. Kuoni will only allocate a maximum of six passengers per vehicle, so there is no one stuck in the middle without a window seat.
Here at Kuoni we’re passionate about our minibus and 4x4 safaris so we’ve selected some of our favourite itineraries to inspire you, but don’t forget you can create your own tailor made adventure with the help of one of our safari experts.
Kenya Minibus Safaris
See Kenya's incredible wildlife from your guaranteed window seat on a minibus safari.
Kenya 4x4 Safaris
A safari is a thrilling experience full of unforgettable moments. Driving safaris are the perfect way to explore Kenya.
Kenya Tailor Made Safaris
A tailor made safari with Kuoni lets you create your perfect safari itinerary, staying in luxurious lodges or tented camps.
Tanzania 4x4 Safaris
Experience the thrill of safari on a 4x4 holiday. Our award-winning team will create your perfect walk on the wild side.
Tanzania Tailor Made Safaris
Create your perfect safari holiday with one of our experts. Tailor make your accommodation, transport and itinerary.
Botswana Tailor Made Safaris
Cruise through the breathtaking Okavango Delta, or watch herds of elephants drinking and splashing around.
Botswana Tours & Safaris
Spot herds of elephants and other game including lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, zebras and hippos.
Tailor Made Eastern Cape Safaris
There are excellent game viewing opportunities in the Eastern Cape. Here you have many chances to see the Big Five.
Tailor Made Kruger Safaris
All of the Big Five can be found at Kruger National Park, so it is ideal for those looking for big game.