Game viewer vehicle
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|Manufacturer||Vehicle Modification Companies|
A game viewing vehicle is a vehicle that is converted or modified to carry many people, seated in positions in which they can view game in game reserves. These vehicles are usually open and do not have roofs, the reason for this is to improve visibility and keep obstructions out of the way. These vehicles are usually four wheel drive and have a load area on the back, which when converted will house the seats.
There are many companies that make these modifications, they are either bought vehicles that are then taken to a conversion company or they are bought by the company, converted, then sold. Some vehicle manufacturers sell these vehicles ready-made.
These vehicles are usually only in countries where there are game reserves, usually in Africa. Common variations of vehicles converted for game viewers are the Land Rover Defender, Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series and other common off-road vehicles. These are the ideal vehicles as they are made to carry 9 passengers besides the ranger, this allows interaction and pesonalised attention during a game drive. The larger game lodges in the public game reserves like the Kruger National Park and Pilanesberg in South Africa operate modified trucks which can seat 25 passengers.
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