Southern Circuit Safari- 12 Days Best Of Tanzania

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Southern Circuit Safari

This Southern circuit safari to Selous, Mikumi, Ruaha and Udzungwa mountains, takes you to the most amazing places. In these four parks, all with their special atmosphere, you will meet hippos, crocodiles, lions, giraffes and many more walking around in the breathtaking scenery that is so tyical for Tanzania.  Yes perfect, this I want to do. 

Southern Circuit – 12 Days Best Of South Tanzania

Day 1: Arrival

You will be met at the airport at Dar es Salaam by your driver/guide and our representative. We will take you to the Swissgarden Hotel (or sim)  for a day of rest, before starting your southern circuit safari the next day.

Selous safari

Day 2: Selous

After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel, and drive to the Selous (5-6 hrs).

You will take part in an afternoon boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. Where you can see plenty of hippos, crocodiles and bird life.

Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp which is a tented camp situated in the north-eastern part of the Selous Game Reserve on a high bank overlooking the Rufiji River and the plain beyond. The camp accommodates guests in 20 comfortable tents. Each tent has twin beds with mosquito nets, en-suite bathroom and a veranda facing the river. The central restaurant provides excellent cuisine. The camp makes maximum use of local materials, retaining an intimate relationship with the surrounding eco-system.
Overnight at the Rufiji River Camp. All meals included.

Day 3: Selous

You will participate in walking safaris, game drives and boating safaris as per the lodge schedule (sharing with other guests at the lodge) in Selous Game Reserve, Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, with an area of 54.600kms – bigger than Denmark and 4 times the size of Serenget!.

Selous has the world’s largest number of large game animals – elephant, buffalo, rhino. It also contains wildebeest, eland, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra, impala, hippo, leopard and lion, not to mention over 350 species of birds.
Dinner and overnight at the Rufiji River CampAll meals included.

Day 4: Selous

In the morning you will depart to northern Selous, taking in the fascinating scenery and amazing wildlife en-route.
Overnight at the Sable Mountain LodgeAll meals included.

Day 5: Selous

Full day of game driving in northern Selous.
Overnight at the Sable Mountain LodgeAll meals included.

Day 6: Mikumi National Park

In the morning you will depart to Mikumi National Parkwhile crossing through Northern Selous.

Whilst on safari, you can see a rich variety of bird species, as well as large numbers of giraffe, buffalo and elephants. If you are lucky you may also be able to spot lions, leopards and African wild dogs. Likely to be seen animals include zebras, hippos, hartebeest, wildebeest, impala, warthog, eland and antelope. Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety.
Overnight in Vuma Hill Lodge All meals included.

Day 7: Mikumi National Park

Full day of game drives in the Mikumi National Park.
Overnight in Vuma Hill LodgeAll meals included.


Day 8: Udzungwa Mountain

Departure for Udzungwa MountainNational Park, arriving in the afternoon.

Take part in half a day of hiking and bird-watching in the pristine rain forest: trekking towards the Sanje waterfalls for spectacular views of the wide Kilombero Valley.
Overnight in the Udzungwa Forest CampAll meals included.

Day 9: Ruaha

After breakfast, depart for Ruaha, having lunch en-route.

By afternoon you will have reached the Ruaha River Lodge, which is constructed on and around a rocky kopje which overlooks the Great Ruaha River. The Camp provides comfortable accommodation that blends into its surroundings and enables visitors to feel part of the wild. Both the dining “Banda” and the bar, are in elevated positions above the river, and combine comfort and coolness together with the most spectacular views.
Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River LodgeAll meals included.


Day 10-11: Ruaha

Two full days of game driving at Ruaha National Park, with picnic lunches. Ruaha has an area of 10,, and is the second largest park, and second largest elephant sanctuary in Tanzania. The great Ruaha River that flows along its entire eastern border creates spectacular gorges and scenery, and features a large number of hippos and crocodiles. The wide variety of animals that inhabit the park include both Greater and Lesser Kudu, roan and sable antelope. Bird life is also rich, with over 370 species recorded.
Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River LodgeAll meals included.


End of your southern circuit safari, departure to Dar es Salaam by flight, arriving late afternoon. Breakfast and lunch box provided.

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Wildlife stories 
Read Geralds story when our hungry travellers saw 13 lions that had occupied the pick -nick site. 


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No. TA101S
2-3 Persons* 4+ Persons* Single Room Supplements*
JAN - MAY 2015 4650 US $ 3780 US $ 550 US $
JUN - OCT + DEC 2015 4995 US $ 4120 US $ 775 US $
NOV 2015 4725 US $ 3840 US $ 550 US $
*22 DEC - 06 JAN X-Mass and New Year Supplement 10% book this tour
*price per Person
  • All airport transfers in private car
  • 01 x BB in Dar es Salaam
  • 11 days private safari
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English Speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • Walking tours at Mikumi, Selous and Ruaha
  • Mountain tour at Udzungwa Mountains
  • 10 x FB at safari lodges and tented camps as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • 3l mineral water per person / day
  • Connection flight Ruaha-Dar Es Salaam
  • new Tourist Development Levy
  • new Wildlife Management Area Fees
Not included
  • International Flights
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for Americans & Irish Passport Holders- to be paid upon arrival)
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges

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