The southern part presents a wide range of experience, from savannah wetland, walking safari to river experience.
The southern of Tanzania is mostly a destination for every visitor. The southern can also be combined with the Serengeti in the northern or linked with the west if time and budget allow. The southern circuit includes parks and reserves that can be visited using Dar es Salaam as a starting point. There’s Saadani National Park north of Dar es Salaam, then two hours to the west the little park of Mikumi on both sides of the highway that meanders down to Iringa and Mbeya and eventually to Zambia or northern Malawi. The Selous Game Reserve to the south of Mikumi is great for river experience on the Rufiji River and also for walking safari. Udzungwa Mountains National Park ia all about forests, waterfalls and weid endlemics, while Ruaha National Park just west of Iringa is the game of the southern circuit.
A Southern Tanzania Safari is very highly regarded by safari enthusiasts for a good number of reasons. Firstly the game viewing – these offer a good variety and density of game, an interesting crossover of eastern and southern Africa species, and plenty of predator action. In addition, open sided safari vehicles enhance the viewing experience, in contrast to the closed-sided vehicle used in the north.
Secondly the huge parks and reserves offer visitors an uncrowded and more exclusive game viewing experience with few vehicle and tourists (the contrast with the more crowded northern parks is stark) and a good sense of the vastness of the africa wilderness. Fanally, the south and west of Tanzania offer a wide range of activities than available in the tightly-regulated national parksof the north, as well as the usual day time game drives, there are walking safari, boating safari, fly camping and even mountain trekking to find wild chimpanzees
Southern Circuit Tour Destinations