Southern Tanzania Safari Holiday Vacation Destinations

Star Gazing Southern Tanzania Safari Destinations

 Southern Tanzania is home to two large parks: the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park, and two smaller parks in Mikumi National Park and Udzungwa Mountains. All have great game viewing.

Southern Tanzania is vast and wild and has two large parks: the Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park.

It has two smaller parks as well, the Udzungwa Mountains and Mikumi National Park, but all of these parks receive a fraction of the visitors that their counterparts in the north do and offer untouched wilderness and an exciting safari experience.

Selous Game Reserve

The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest reserves in Africa and has beautiful wetland scenery with abundant hippo, crocodile and birdlife. It has Africa’s highest population of wild dog and buffalo as well as lion, elephant, leopard and giraffe.

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha is good for large predators, elephant herds and localized antelope species such as sable, roan and greater and lesser kudu. In the dry season Ruaha has some of the best game viewing Africa has to offer.

The Selous and Ruaha are always accessed by light aircraft and combine well on a week long fly-in safari. The two smaller parks of Mikumi and Udzungwa are smaller and only accessible on a guided 4WD safari.

Mikumi National Park and Udzungwa Mountains

Mikumi is a good place to stop for a couple of nights at the start of your safari and is very family friendly. The Udzungwa Mountains are a place for keen walkers with steep trails leading up the mountains to waterfalls and lookout points. A large number of the animals are endemic with Sanje crested mangabes, uhehe red colobus and Matunda galagos of particular interest.

Places within Southern Tanzania

  • Mikumi National Park
  • Ruaha National Park
  • Selous Game Reserve 

Why Visit Southern Tanzania.

  • The great game viewing opportunities available in southern Tanzania.
  • The allure of untouched wilderness and an exciting safari experience.
  • The remoteness of some of the parks makes them an even more adventure to visit.
  • The few visitors that visit these parks make southern Tanzania an even more exciting place to visit.
  • Visit Selous one of the largest national park in Africa.
  • Experience the large predators, elephant herds and localized antelope species  of Ruaha.
  • Stay at the family friendly Mikumi National Park.
  • Climb and Hike the forest trails of the mystical Udzungwa mountains.
  • See the endemic Sanje crested mangabes, uhehe red colobus and Matunda galagos of the Udzungwa Mountains.

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