July 13, 2015

Your safari in the Southern Circuit

Deep into the wilderness and quite off the beaten track… this is the Southern Circuit of Tanzania, that we consider anyway one of the best safari location for those who want to see animals on the short distance.

You can include in your itinerary important parks and reserves – such as Mikumi, Ruaha and Selous. Great game drive, but easy hiking as well.

Selous Game Reserve

Selous is one of the largest game reserves in the world, with a unique environment crossed by Rufiji River - so your trip will be richer, with a nice boat safari. This is also one of the few locations where walking safaris are allowed. You will see a variety of herbivores, predators and bird species.

Ruaha National Park

The second largest national park in Tanzania, bordering with the Ruaha River and its spectacular view points. From July to December wildlife is concentrated along the river banks, so you will easily see herds of elephant, giraffe, lions and kudu… Walking safaris and game drive are possible in this area.

Mikumi National Park

The park is small but rich in wildlife – buffalo, hippo, baboons, sable antelope, lions, wild dogs, wildebeest, zebra, impala, giraffe, warthogs, and elephants which can easily be viewed all the year round. Reptiles including crocodiles, monitor lizards and pythons are also resident in the park as are over 400 recorded species of birdlife. Perfect for a short & easy safari.

Udzungwa Mountains National Park

The Udzungwa forest is part of the Eastern Arc, which extends from the Southern Highlands through the Uluguru and Usambara mountains northwards to Pare. Vegetation on these mountains is exceptionally variable, ranging from lowland forests, through montane and to upper montane forests. Five distinct trails cover the forests and mountain peaks and offer different levels of difficulty from beginners to experienced trekkers.

Kitulo Plateau

Kitulo Plateau hosts one of the greatest floral spectacles of the world. This Park is known for its flora is home to 350 species of vascular plants, including 45 varieties of terrestrial orchid many of which are endemic, which erupt into a riotous wildflower display of breathtaking scale and diversity during the long rains from January through to May. Located in the beautiful Southern Highlands of Tanzania, Kitulo is a botanists’ and hikers’ paradise.

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