Southern Circuit Destinations

The Southern parks of Tanzania are some of the biggest and wildest safari destinations in Africa. They are considered a bit remote and do not get as much traffic as Serengeti and their northern counterparts, an advantage for the discerning, adventure seeking visitor with a knack for the unusual - boat rides, walking safaris and even horseback safaris. The habitat here is quite varied and supports an amazing variety of wildlife. Where the Selous is verdant and riverine, Ruaha is barren and sparse. Where the Selous has elephant, hippo and crocodile, Ruaha has lions, buffalo and leopard. The south is generally one of the most exciting places to take a safari in Africa.

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is one of two small offbeat parks with some lovely scenery and a gentle game experience, the other is Udzungwa Mountains. Mikumi is contiguous with the Selous, so much of the wildlife in Selous can also be found here; including elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, warthog, impala and buffalo. The park is reachable from Dar es Salaam in about 4 hours of good road, which actually dissects the park in two. Mikumi is also ...

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Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park

As of 2008, when Usangu Game Reserve merged with Ruaha National Park, the park is now the largest in Tanzania – more than 20,000 sq. km. It is famous for its varied dramatic scenery, which includes rolling hills; large open plains; groves of skeletal baobabs and along its southern border, the Great Ruaha River, from which the park gets its name. The Ruaha Rive is the most dominant geographical feature of the park and, an important ...

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Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest game reserve at about 45,000 sq. km, about three times the size of Kruger National Park. The Rufiji River, Tanzania’s largest, winds its way across the reserve forming a complex network of channels, lakes and swamps,l creating an outstanding ecological system and dividing the reserve into the northern and sourthern selous areas. The northern selous is only about 5% of the reserve’s total area, perfect for pjhotographic safaris. The southern ...

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