If you are travelling in a group of 5 or 6 people, it’s more than likely that you'll have the whole vehicle to yourself. Assuming you are travelling in a couple, you’ll be sharing the vehicle with another 2 couples.
So with all this in mind, where should you sit?
The front row is the most comfortable, away from the vehicle’s back springs which have a tendency to bounce you sky high if you go over any bumps (you will go over bumps).
It is also a great place to be to hear every word your ranger is saying. If you are hard of hearing or have a troublesome back then this is definitely the place for you.
The only downside to this row is not getting the same elevated view that you get further back in the vehicle.
The second row is a very happy medium, and also allows you to get to know the other couples well, being able to chat to both those in front and behind you easily.
There are no real downsides to this row, but funnily enough it does seem to be the least popular.
My personal favourite row for a number of reasons. Firstly I think the view from here is the best (most of the time), especially if the animals move behind the vehicle.
It also feels like the most exposed and adventurous row. But, as previously mentioned, the ride can get a little bumpy and uncomfortable and it can sometimes be a bit of a struggle to hear what your ranger is saying.
The only other downside is that sometimes, especially when off-road and trying to get a glimpse of that elusive leopard through the undergrowth, you’re a bit too high and the only view is from down low.
The general etiquette, unless health issues intervene, is to alternate every drive with the other couples on your vehicle.