Highlights of the South
7 days, 6 nights Safari in beautiful Southern Tanzania
Experience the remote and wild corners of Tanzania on this weeklong tour of the southern safari circuit. Beginning in the tranquil Mikumi National Park, you will have a chance to observe the rare eland as it grazes golden plains against the backdrop of the Udzungwa Mountains. From Mikumi, you then visit one of the most substantial Stone Age sites in Isimila. Here, tools were discovered that date back between 60, 000 and 100, 000 years. Walk between the ancient stone pillars before eventually continuing on to the massive Ruaha National Park – the largest park in the country. Enjoy a final full day of safaris here – either by car or on foot – spending time with the region’s thriving elephant population. Search for carnivores that lurk around the herds, and make time for a classic sundowner cocktail in this untrammelled wilderness.
The tour concludes in the lush mountains and jungles of the Udzungwa Mountains, where you will have time to hike, bike and relax in this unique and refreshing landscape. The entire tour occurs in corners of Tanzania that are seldom visited, giving you near exclusivity with these remarkable regions.
What to Expect
Safaris in the southern circuit are among the most remote and wild in Tanzania. Guests are drawn to the attraction of a raw wilderness experience, where humans are few and wildlife, plentiful. Sightings of major species are less predictable than they are in the north – but what visitors get in exchange is a taste of the African bush as it perhaps once was. While no wildlife can be guaranteed in the bush, many of our guests see some, or even all, of the following:
• Buffalo, lion, elephant, leopard
• Zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, sable, impala
• Hippo, crocodile
• Wild dogs
• Greater kudu
This package also travels through a variety of landscapes, including:
• Savannah and rolling plains
• Baobab trees
• Lakes, rivers and ravines
If you are interested in this region, or any of our other Tanzanian safari locations, contact us by telephone on: +255 762 493 434 or email us here