SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

The national parks and game reserves of the southern circuit are arguably the hidden treasures of Tanzania’s authentic Africa.

 

These parks are enormous with some of the highest concentrations of animals anywhere in Africa and particular diversity of wildlife including roan antelope cape hunting dogs and a multitude of colorful birdlife.

 

The lodges and camps of the south are small and intimate with no more that 30 rooms or tents at the very most. This means there are far fewer tourists in the south compared to the north and allows the areas to hold true to the tenets of eco-tourism.

 

The travel times between parks in the south can be visited independently or as a circuit combining various parks into one package can be arranged using scheduled air services or as road safaris using 4x4 vehicles

The Selous ecosystem encompasses a wide spectrum of wildlife : African Wild Dog, Elephant, Cheetah, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Buffalo, Crocodile, White Rhinoceros.


Selous Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa with 350 bird species.

Ruaha National Park formerly is known for its large elephant population as well high concentration of predators, buffaloes, hippopotamus. More than 570 species of birds have been identified in the park.

The landscape of Mikumi is often compared to that of the Serengeti. The fauna includes many species characteristic of the African savannah such as elephant, impalas, zebras, wildebeest...The park is famous for its climbing tree lions.

Part of an ancient group of mountain ranges which stretch across Tanzania and Kenya, known as 'The Eastern Arc.

 

Amongst the larger attractions are 10 species of primate, three of which are endemic. More than 400 species of birds live here.

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