Southern Safari Circuit remains essentially as it has always been - wild
and beautiful. Little known with very few visitors, the pristine and untouched
parks of the South retain their unadulterated quintessential charm. Above
all upon visiting the southern reserves one is still able to feel that
sense of splendid isolation, the feeling that sense of splendid isolation,
the feeling that you are the first to see, hear and sense all that surrounds
you, and the belief that you really are, in the heart of Africa.
Mikumi National Park
is much more than just easy access from Dar - es - Salaam, 300kms away,
which has made Mikumi such a popular park, it's the fact that wildlife
here is both varied and numerous.
Three and a half hours drive from Dar - es - Salaam.
Best time : Throughout the year.
Selous Game Reserve
an area in excess of 50,000sq kms, the selous is by far the largest game
reserve in all of Africa and one of the largest in the world. This is
elephant country and it contains more than two thirds of all Tanzania's
elephant population. Boat excursions along the meandering mainstream and
tributaries of the Rufiji River and walking safaris escorted by qualified
armed rangers provide unrivaled experience in this untouched wilderness
Seven hours drivefrom dar - es - Salaam or 45minutes by air.
Best time: June to February. Closed March to May.
Ruaha National Park
an area of 13,000sq kms, this relatively new and undisturbed National
park is Tanzania's second largest. Ruaha, constantly watered by the Great
Ruaha River system is another elephant country. The river flows through
several impressive gorges and forms the entire eastern boundary of the
Eight hours drive from Dar - es - Salaam.
Best time. Throughout the year.
Udzungwa National Park
as a conservation area in 1992, this rain forest, 1,000sq km in size,
is easily accessible and just 40 kms south of Mikumi. The Forest, with
spectacular Mountain scenery, waterfalls and rare
Vegetation not found any-where else in the world, is also a bird watchers
In the southern safari circuit accommodation is all privately owend and
with varying standards.
Mbuyu Camp, Selous o Sand Rivers Lodge, Selous o Rufiji River Camp, Selous
o Ruaha River Lodge o Mikumi Wildlife Camp