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Southern Circuit

Southern Circuit

Despite the widespread attractions in the northern circuit, the southern circuit has a lot to offer. Its national parks and game reserves are remote and visited by few tourists hence allowing you to experience a quiet and intimate connection with the wild when on safari. Abundant in wildlife, cultural and geographic attractions the southern circuit offers fantastic game viewing and bird watching opportunities. Discover another side to Tanzania's wild wonders with us.

 

RUAHA NATIONAL PARK

Named the Best Winter Trip destination for 2013 by the National Geographic Traveler Magazine, Ruaha National Park truly is one of Tanzania's best kept game-viewing secrets. It is ome to the rare Greater Kudu and elusive Roan and Sable antelopes. The park covers an area of about 22,226km2 it is the largest national park in East Africa. With the Great Ruaha River acting as a year-round water source, it serves as a lifeline for the park, revitalizing the ecosystem sustaining the abundant wildlife in this quiet, seldom visited wildlife paradise. Boasting the largest population of African elephants in Tanzania, Ruaha National Park is also a bird-watching paradise with over 571 species of birds including the Ruaha red-billed hornbill. The park's untouched dry, rugged wilderness offers exceptional game-viewing and birding opportunities. Best time to view the larger mammals is during the dry season from mid May to December while the wet season, from January to April, is the best time for bird watching. Walking tours are an ideal add-on to your safari in Ruaha National Park.

SELOUS GAME RESERVE

At 45,000 sq km, the Selous is Africa's largest game reserve yet it only receives a handful or tourists hence making it an ideal safari destination for those seeking a wild and quiet experience. The name Selous is derived from the Englishman Sir Frederick Selous, the famous hunter and early conservationist, who died at Beho Beho in this territory in 1917 while fighting against the Germans during World War I. Although only a small percentage of the park is accessible for game viewing and photographic tourism, it still offers fantastic game viewing opportunities. Being a game reserve, the Selous is not subject to strict regulations such as in national parks hence game drives can be accompanied with boat trips and walking safaris in the reserve hence enabling us to offer you alternative ways to experience the most out of this magnificent reserve. With over 400 species of birds, the Selous is an ideal destination for bird watchers. Boating safaris offer close up views of the abundant waterbirds that can be found along the stretch of the Rufiji river.

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK

Mikumi National Park is one of the most accessible parks in the southern circuit. Situated only about an hour away from Morogoro and about 4 hours from Dar es Salaam it is an ideal weekend getaway for residents in the surrounding big towns and cities and a must see for those doing a safari in the southern circuit. Mikumi National Park is 3,230sp km in size and it is Tanzania's fourth largest national park. The dry, golden grass plains provide the perfect camouflage for predators such as lions to stalk the abundant prey found in the area.

 

Our itineraries include, but are not limited to, tours in the above mentioned parks. Our itineraries can include tours to other parks in the southern circuit at your request. Close your eyes and dream of the ideal African safari, and we'll help you wake up to it.

 

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