Southern Tanzania Safari
Authentic Wildlife Experience
Southern Tanzania is perfect for safari travellers with an adventurous spirit. It offers raw untouched wilderness and exciting game viewing. Elephants, buffaloes and lions are found in no greater numbers year round anywhere in the world. It is one of the few destinations in Africa to see the endangered wild dog and a significant population of black rhinos. For sure this safari will be an uncrowded wildlife experience – the splendour of authentic travel in Africa as it once was.
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Agustine of Hippo
During this safari you visit the best parks in the remote southern part of Tanzania. Enjoy the untouched wilderness, breathtaking landscapes and exciting game viewing in Ruaha. Not to mention the mighty Rufiji River and the large herds of animals and the rare wild dogs and rhinos in Selous Game Reserve. Or the great bird watching and beautiful sunsets in Mikumi. Feel yourself surrounded by pure wilderness and the fascinating sounds of the African bush. This southern part in Tanzania is perfect for safari travellers with an adventurous spirit.
Read more about the destinations in southern Tanzania.
The accommodation we selected are in the most stunning locations, giving you the chance to enjoy beautiful scenery and incredible sights. They are set in rich wildlife areas or in a picturesque location with views over the Rufiji River or the Indian Ocean. One of the main criteria that we use when choosing accommodation is comfort. After a day of adventure, it’s so nice to come back to an amazing place to relax, enjoy a delicious meal and be able to take a dip in the pool. The accommodation during your safari is a mix of stylish luxury lodges, tented camps and hotels. The tented camps allow you to get closer to nature without sacrificing luxury or comfort, like private bathrooms, comfortable beds and spacious decks. It’s a modern take on a classic safari experience.
Note. All our safaris are tailor made, so we can create a safari that suits all your wishes!
Fly or Drive By Car
The drive to Ruaha from Dar es Salaam is a long stretch and takes about 9 hours. You can also choose to get to Ruaha by chartered or scheduled flight to the park’s airstrip. The drive back from Selous to Dar es Salaam also takes about a full day, but here you also have the option to fly back from the airstrip in Selous.
This journey is a mix of game drives and exciting activities. Here are some examples of activities.
Explore the untouched wilderness in Selous Game Reserve on foot. It awakens your senses, as the wilderness becomes more real. Learn about tracks, birds, insects, plants and also the bigger wildlife. For sure this is a thrilling safari experience.
Enjoy a boat safari on the mighty Rufiji River in the afternoon. You discover the different channels and lakes of the Rufiji River System, surrounded by crocodiles and hippos. Watch giraffes, elephants and lots of water birds along the way.
If you like you can incorporate a few days on the tropical beaches of Zanzibar Island or other safari activities. Just let us know your interests.
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