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Tanzania Southern Circle Safari

Tanzania Southern Circle Safari

Trip overview

The ultimate South Tanzania Safari! This private safari takes you to the biggest, wildest and most remote game reserves and national parks of southern Tanzania. Travel off the beaten track in a 4x4 and exchange the crowds of people for big herds of elephants and buffalos, large prides of lions and a plethora of other wild animals, birds and creatures.
Explore the vast Selous Game Reserve to see the abundance of diverse wildlife on its undisturbed grasslands and at its lakes. Visit Mikumi Park to see a multitude of big mammals and birds on the Mkata Plains, where wildebeests, elephants, buffalos, zebras and antelopes roam. Hike to Sanje Waterfalls through the lush forests of the Udzungwa Mountains National Park where you can see rare and endemic species, including unique primates and birds. Take unforgettable 4x4 game drives in remote Ruaha to spot predators hunting in the wild, from lions and cheetahs to leopards and endangered wild dogs.
Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve are two of the most sought-after gems of in south Tanzania. The 'best-kept safari secrets' of Tanzania, these parks are on the bucket lists of many seasoned safari-goers. The Southern Tanzania Safari Circuit includes Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Mahale National Park and Katavi National Park, as well as Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve. And, we say, this region (south Tanzania) offers some of the best safaris in Africa.
After your authentic safari adventures in Tanzania's less-visited southern parks, fly/drive back to Dar es Salaam with the memories of a lifetime.

Trip Summary

Day 1

Arrive to Dar and pick up to Ramada beach resort.

  Checkin at Ramada Hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 2

Drive to Selous Game reserve.

  Check in at Africa Safari Selous

Day 3

Full day game drive in Selous wilderness.

Day 4

Full day Boat Safari

Day 5

Full day Game drive in Selous Game Reserve and Drive to Saible

  Check in at Sable Mountain Lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 6

Cultural tour and Cruising along Mikumi National park.

  Dinner and overnight will be hold at Camp bastian Mikumi.

Day 7

Full Day game drive in Mikumi National park

Day 8

Full day game drive at Ruaha National Park

  Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at Tandala Camp

Day 9

Game Drive at Ruaha National Park

  Dinner and Overnigt at Tandala Camp

Day 10

Drive back to Dar es salaam

  Dinner and Overnight at Ramada Hotel

Day 11

Transfer from hotel to airport and to your International Flight

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Tour activity

Arrive to Dar and pick up to Ramada beach resort.

Our driver will pick you up from the airport at any time to your next hotel, Ramada Beach Resort for dinner and overnight. On the way, you will get a chance to see our biggest city in Tanzania, Dar es salaam

Tour activity

Checkin at Ramada Hotel for dinner and overnight

Day 2
Tour activity

Drive to Selous Game reserve.

Leisurely breakfast in the morning at the hotel then 6 hours drive to Selous game reserve. Let the wildlife viewing adventures begin! The next two days are set aside for exploring the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania's hidden treasure. One of Africa's oldest and wildest protected areas, Selous is the largest game reserve on the continent.
We embark on 4x4 game drives in open-sided safari vehicles with picnic lunches spending two full days on safari in this vast, undisturbed wilderness area. Selous covers 54 600 km - an area larger than Switzerland and three times that of Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania. One of the most special things about visiting this vast national park is the absence of crowds. Selous offers a secluded safari experience off-the-beaten-track of the famous East African parks. The game reserve was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 for its outstanding undisturbed habitats, wildlife diversity and size. Our game drives take us through some of the varied habitats in search of wildlife, birds and other creatures. This scenery is beautiful and varies from grassland plains and lakes to woodlands and riverine forests.
Selous is inhabited by a huge number of wild animals, including the Big Five of Africa. Numerous elephants are found here, along with large herds of buffalos. Selous is a stronghold for lion and wild dog (painted wolf) populations, hosting some of the highest concentrations in Africa. There are also spotted hyenas, jackals and elusive leopards in Selous. Other large mammals commonly sighted in Selous include giraffes, zebras, hippos, wildebeest and a variety of other antelopes such as impalas, sable, puku, greater kudu, eland, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, bushbuck, oryx and waterbuck.
Depending on arrival time at Selous, you will have your lunch in the bush followed by an afternoon walking safari along its wilderness and in the evening arrive at Africa Safari wilderness camp for dinner and overnight.

Tour activity

Check in at Africa Safari Selous

Day 3
Tour activity

Full day game drive in Selous wilderness.

After leisurely breakfast, begin the game drive for the whole day with a stopover for lunch in the afternoon. In the evening drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
A wide range of wild animals can be seen as, Lions, elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, many species of Antelopes, Hippos, Crocodiles, hound-rends species of birds, wild dogs, hyenas, warthogs and many others.

Day 4
Tour activity

Full day Boat Safari

A combination of game drive and Boat Safari along the Rufiji River. A wide range of animals can be seen Hippos, Crocodiles and other wild animals that randomly visit the river bank for drinking.
Having a nice drink and small bites along the river bank until sunset, and returning back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5
Tour activity

Full day Game drive in Selous Game Reserve and Drive to Saible

Breakfast in the morning before departing into the wild for another full day of the Game drive. Lunch in the afternoon and after that game drive continues until late evening when the safari to Sable Mountain lodge is done for dinner and overnight.
Sable Mountain Lodge is set in the beautiful Beho Beho hills of Selous Game Reserve with every room (banda) set apart from the rest and each with a beautiful view. Set on a forested hilltop outside the Matambwe Gate in the Selous area of southern Tanzania, Sable Mountain Lodge is a friendly medium specification.

Tour activity

Check in at Sable Mountain Lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 6
Tour activity

Cultural tour and Cruising along Mikumi National park.

On day five we embark on 4x4 game drives in Mikumi, going in search of the abundant wildlife and birds found here. Established in 1964, Mikumi National Park covers about 3 230 km (1 247 mi).
On the open grasslands of the Mkata Plains, we are likely to see numerous herbivores including wildebeest, buffalo, zebra and eland (Africa's largest antelope), amongst other antelopes. Elephants are also commonly sighted in Mikumi. We may be lucky enough to see lions and even leopards or wild dogs. Other carnivores found here include jackals, hyenas and crocodiles. Mikumi hosts over 400 bird species too. Bird sightings include yellow-throated long claws, bateleur and African fish eagles, black-bellied bustards, lilac-breasted rollers, marabou storks, oxpeckers, straw-tailed whydahs and Boehm's bee-eaters.

Tour activity

Dinner and overnight will be hold at Camp bastian Mikumi.

Day 7
Tour activity

Full Day game drive in Mikumi National park

On this day you will have a full day game drive in Mikumi national park to enjoy the way wild animals interact with each other and how they protect each other. If you are lucky enough you can see the chase and killing of prey (zebra) by lions.
In the afternoon stop over for lunch and continue with game drive until sunset. In the evening return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 8
Tour activity

Full day game drive at Ruaha National Park

Over the next two days, we go in search of the diverse wildlife and birds of Ruaha in our 4x4 safari vehicles. This massive national park covers about 20 226 km (7 809 mi) of the uninhabited African wilderness, including vast open plains and rocky hills dotted with baobab trees. In Ruaha, we encounter far fewer people than in most other reserves, especially the famous northern parks of Tanzania (Serengeti and Ngorongoro). You can look forward to a crowd-free African safari experience with plenty of wildlife sightings!
Ruaha is known for its exceptional predator sightings, hosting large populations of Africa's big cats. One of Africa's largest lion populations is found in the park, representing 10% of the wild lions left on earth. Ruaha is home to one of only four sizeable cheetah populations (over 200 adults) found in East Africa. Plus the park hosts the third-largest population of endangered African wild dogs (painted wolves) in the world. To top it off Ruaha also serves as a stronghold for spotted
hyena and leopard populations. In addition to its impressive predator populations, Ruaha also provides sanctuary to over 10000 African elephants. In addition to elephant herds, buffalos are also commonly sighted, as well as various antelopes, giraffes and zebras. The national park is located in a transitional zone between eastern and southern eco-regions and as a result, features a unique mix of plant and animal species. The high diversity of flora and fauna found here includes both greater and lesser kudu, along with rare sable and roan antelopes.

Tour activity

Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at Tandala Camp

Day 9
Tour activity

Game Drive at Ruaha National Park

After early morning breakfast, we will leave for a full day of game drive. Lunch will be served in the park. In the late evening we will head back to the camp. Afterwards, relax and have dinner and overnight.

Tour activity

Dinner and Overnigt at Tandala Camp

Day 10
Tour activity

Drive back to Dar es salaam

On this Day you will drive to Iringa and then from Iringa to Dar es salaam

Tour activity

Dinner and Overnight at Ramada Hotel

Day 11
Tour activity

Transfer from hotel to airport and to your International Flight

Depending on your flight schedule, our guide will pick you from the hotel to the airport for your International flight.

package includes Package Includes

  •  safari car and professional tour guide for the entire trip
  • Full board accommodation at hotel and lodges
  • Park fees
  • Transfer to/from the hotel
  • Boat safari and walking safari
  • Meals and mineral water

package includes Package Doesn't Include

  • International Flight
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

Price Description

For two people $3890 per person
For three people $3600 per person
For four to five people $3450 per person
For six People $3397 per person

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Package Details

Tanzania

Destination Country

Tanzania

11 Days / 10 Nights

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