View our 10 day Southern
Circuit Camping Safari
Less frequented than the parks in the north, the
southern circuit of Selous Game Reserve, Udzungwa Mountains, Mikumi
and Ruaha national parks provide a sense of adventure which can
be explore by plane, train or 4x4 out of Dar es Salaam. For those
with limited time and larger budget we organise tailor made itineraries
for the southern circuit usually by air due to the long land journeys
to Ruaha and Selous. Accommodation is in luxury camps, which generally
start from £150 per person per night full board.
The southern circuit offers the ultimate
get away from it all safari without totally breaking the bank. The
only other vehicles or humans you will see are those staying in
your camp and the staff working there. Please enquire about a southern
circuit safari as we can plan an incredibly special journey.
Udzungwa Mountains National Park
is a recently established conservation area in south-central Tanzania.
The major attraction of the park is its bio-diversity and unique
rainforest with many rare plants not found elsewhere in the world.
Home to six types of primate as well as populations of elephant
buffalo, lion, leopard and wild dog as well as rare species of forest
bird only recently discovered.
A 5 hour drive from Dar es Salaam
Mikumi National Park is situated
less than 300 kilometres from Dar es Salaam, which makes it a very
popular park due to its accessibility. The Mikumi flood plain dominates
the park, where lion is commonly seen as are packs of wild dog,
a rarity elsewhere in Africa. Giraffe, elephant, zebra, buffalo,
wildebeest, eland, crocodiles, monitor lizard and python are some
of the many inhabitants of Mikumi.
A 4 hour drive or 1 hour flight from Dar es Salaam
Ruaha National Park’s previous
inaccessibility makes it one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets
and has ensured that it is virtually unchanged for centuries. Covering
10,300 sq km Ruaha is Tanzania’s largest elephant sanctuary,
deriving its name from the Great Ruaha River which flows through
its eastern border, creating spectacular gorges. The Great Ruaha
is home to hippo and crocodile; waterbuck, reedbuck and buffalo
venture to the river’s edge to drink attracting the attention
of lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog and jackal.
A 10 hour drive or 90 minute flight from Dar es Salaam
Selous Game Reserve is the largest
protected wildlife area in Africa. A UN World Heritage site, this
uninhabited area is larger than Switzerland. Only in the Serengeti
will visitors see a greater concentration of wildlife as Selous
boast Tanzania’s largest population of Elephant as well as
large numbers of buffalo, hippo and wild dog. Other species commonly
seen are lion, bushbuck, impala, giraffe, eland, baboon, zebra and
A 9 hour drive or 90 minute flight from Dar es Salaam