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The Southern Circuit Safari | AN ABSOLUTE WILDLIFE DESTINATION FOR 2018

- Tanzania's Most Experienced Safari Operator

Most often, travelers are carried away by the popular wildlife destinations of Africa. However, Tanzania is one of those few countries, with magical nature getaways that are less-crowded and are beyond admiration. The exotic charm of the Southern Circuit of Tanzania is its wildlife gems, unfolding nature’s most honest stories for its handful of spectators.

Did you ever want to get up close with wildlife, imagining yourself….

Walking in the dry bushes of the barren savannah with an armed ranger to discover exotic fruits and silently halt to respect the giraffe.

Enjoying bumpy drives to the Great Ruaha, watching a starving lioness attack a giraffe by its neck or a boat ride to watching the flipping crocodile in the midst of Rufiji River.

 

 Spotting the colorful lilac-breast roller and endemic red-bill horn bill or the giant king fisher camouflaged in trees or enjoying a free ride on the kudus back.

If you are a traveler yearning for privacy and actively want to explore a unique side of wildlife, The Southern Circuit Safari is certainly for you.

Discover the untouched splendors of South Tanzania recognized for its matchless wildlife

  • The Selous Game Reserve is the Largest Game Reserve of Africa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982 and is four times bigger than the Serengeti. With a whooping record of 110,000 elephants, half of the number poached for  ivory, this game reserve will amaze you with the largest population of the giants in Tanzania.  Ever heard of animals such as hartebeest, Nyasaland Gnu, elands and waterbuck? Get to spot this rare species in Selous.
  • Ruaha National Park is the largest national park of East Africa, covering an area of 20,226 square kilometers.  Nat Geo recommends you to visit Ruaha National Park this year and spot lions in thriving numbers. The barren landscape during the dry season invite for plenty of action by the Great Ruaha River. From the Greater and Lesser Kudus to Roan and Sable antelopes, tracking footprints of cheetahs and wild dogs and not to forget over 500 species of exotic birds, Ruaha’s wildlife concentration is compared to none.
  • Mikumi National Park is the 4th largest in its kind and is also known as the Little Serengeti. The beauty of this park lays in its convenient access via the main city of Dar es Salaam and just a day trip can nearly guarantee you to spot all the Big 5 and unique species such as civets and jennets. Mikumi has a thriving population of gazelles, zebras, giraffes and elephants which are found against photographic backdrops, the dry landscapes that camouflage with these animals make game drives an added thrill.
  • Udzungwa National Park is uniquely surrounded by lush tropical forests and has natural hiking trails. It is here you will get to spot 11 kinds of primates, Crested Mangabey and Iringa Red Colobus being endemic species. The Sanje waterfalls is another attraction to the parks surrounded by rich flora and fauna; 400 recorded species of butterflies, endemic birds such as Udzungwa forest partridge and Rufous winged sunbird and reptiles such as Udzungwa lizards and chameleons make Udzungwa it a biodiversity hotspots of the world.

The Southern Circuit Safari is for travelers who want to avoid crowds and enjoy a private safari experience. We recommend southern safari destinations to honeymooners, wildlife enthusiasts, families with children and active travelers.

An Ideal Itinerary:

The Marvels of The South Package gives you a holistic safari experience to the most visited Selous, Ruaha and Mikumi National Park, each offering unique wildlife experiences and stay.  It is best to experience the southern circuit to its fullest by spending at least 2 nights at each destination. Many travelers also prefer to end their safari in Tanzania in Zanzibar which offers the perfect beach escapade for a refreshing experience at the popular Swahili Coast.

Not to miss

  • Boating Safari in the Rufiji River offering splendid views and rides as you explore the surrounding fauna birdlife, hippos and crocodiles.
  • Walking safaris in Ruaha and Selous; an active adventure letting visitors interact with locals, understand animal behavior and admire the wild beauty of Tanzania on foot.
  • Bird watching in the Southern Circuit with at least 300 species in each park. Enjoy a photographic journey or carry  a pair of binoculars for a close up with migration and endemic birds of Tanzania
  • Flying camping for a real bush experience; set your bed right in the middle of the bush, enjoy an exhilarating sleep guarded by armed rangers and enjoy a cold bucket shower early morning.

Recommended Camps and Lodges:

Selous Riverside Camp

Mikumi Stanley’s Kopje

Ruaha Jabali Ridge

Interested for a Southern circuit Safari in Tanzania? Enquire now  for packages and early bird offers.

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