Night Safari in Africa: Best tips and national parks - AmazingPlaces.com

Night safari

You’ll discover a whole new world at night in Africa

You really can’t compare a night safari with a daytime safari, of course it’s harder to see anything, but it feels like a completely different world, and that’s magical.

A night safari is a unique experience. You head out in a jeep, just like a safari during the day, but there’s a spotter who shines a spotlight around, looking for the reflection of eyes, and movement in the bush…


What does a night safari looks like?

Different animals are active during the night than during the day. But you’ll also see the ‘usual’ wildlife such as hyenas, antelopes and numerous other animals. If you want you can try and use the spotlight yourself to find active animals yourself, but it’s not exactly easy.

It gives you an idea of the skills of the spotters, who can find animals even in the dark. Night safaris are only permitted in the parks adjoining Maasai Mara, not in the national reserve itself. And if you’d like to see more of the nocturnal activities of Kenyan wildlife, you can spend the night out there as well.

Beste places for a night safari

A lion on a night safari.

It is not allowed in many national parks in Africa. However, in the adjacent private parks it is. This applies, for example, to the private nature reserves next to the famous Maasai Mara and Kruger National Park. So if you want to see what the African nightlife looks like, you can stay here for a night. In Tanzania, night safaris are allowed in the national park, including the well-known Serengeti National Park.