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Know the unique Attractions of Tanzania’s Southern Circuit

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Know the unique Attractions of Tanzania’s Southern Circuit

The Southern part of Tanzania has National parks which can give you a variety of experiences from savannah to wetlands and walking safaris to river safaris. The Southern circuit has less flow of tourists comparing to Northern circuit which has the famous Mt. Kilimanjaro or Serengeti National Park.

The Southern Circuit Parks’ include the Selous Game Reserve currently known as Nyerere National Park; Ruaha National Park; Udzungwa Mountains National Park; Mikumi National Park and Kitulo National Park.

These parks are characterized by their vastness; remoteness and virgin landscape which are teeming with a spectacular diversity of wildlife. The southern circuit is the better destination for those who want to experience a remote safari adventure and get away from the crowd.

Our Itineraries are made to offer the activities such as boating, fly-camp, game viewing, hiking and walking tour which is provided by the parks. Hence, we encourage you to grab your boots and book your safaris with us.

Here is the list of few major Southern Circuit Parks:

Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve):

Selous Game Reserve

This is one of the most protected areas and largest wildlife reserves of Africa. The largest herd of hippos, elephants, buffaloes, wild dogs and many varieties of birds are seen in Selous Game Reserve.

It has woodlands, grasslands, palms, and excellent water-based wildlife watching. Here the reddish-brown freshwater of river mixes with blue saltwater of Sea. It is also a home for various bird species and dolphins.

The main attraction in the Selous Game Reserve park is; Rufiji River, Acacia savannah and its wetlands. Walking safari and boat safari is the most popular activity in Rufiji River.

The best time to visit here is from June to December to watch hippos playing in the pool and chirping birds by evening.

Ruaha National Park:

Ruaha National Park:

This park offers a great ecosystem covering about 40,000 sq km proving home to the largest population of elephants. It also has a wide range of other animals like; Wild dogs, Ostriches, Cheetahs, antelopes and more than 400 different types of birds.

Ruaha has a wild and striking topography, the best place to explore is along the river and following the riverbank.

Bird watching option in this place is truly exceptional. on the other hand, you can get to see amazing creatures like crocodiles and elephants. Never miss the great opportunity to experience the sunrise and sunset.

It is a good place for dry season wildlife watching, excellent birding, and rugged scenery.

The best time to visit here is between June and November to experience the pleasant aroma of flowers.

Udzungwa National park:

Udzungwa National park

Udzungwa National Park is one of the best destinations to hike, that too away from the crowds. More than wildlife, you can find an abundance of unique plants and trees in forest swathed mountains.The main attractions in this park are the Sanje Falls, Prince Bernhard Falls swimming and camping activities, take place here.

The best time to visit here is late June through October.

Mikumi National Park:

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National park is the most accessible part of the southern circuit, you can witness year around wildlife sighting and this is the destination for one who has very less time.

This Park has numerous amount of buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras, and other many animals. You can watch hippos at the pool and do a fine birding.

Mikumi is an educational and research center, among the various projects, ongoing is the field study of yellow baboons, which is one of just a handful of long-term primate study of the continent.

The best time to visit is from January to December, year-round you can visit Mikumi National Park.

Kitulo National Park:

Kitulo National Park

Kitulo National Park is mainly called as ‘The Garden of God’ and botanists call it ‘one of the great floral spectacles of world or Serengeti of flowers. It is the best national park in Tanzania for flora.

It is a rare botanical wonder, as it is home to more than 350+ vascular plants, including 45+ terrestrial orchids and other wildflowers.

The unique flower plants dancing in the tunes of lovely chirping-birds are surely a treat to watch. There is a documented 350 species of wildflowers including lilies and fields of daisies.

It is the best destination for bird watchers, who thrill to sightings of rare Denham’s bustard. It has a great number of butterfly, chameleon, Lizard, and frog for enhancing the biological wealth of the garden.

The best time to visit this heaven in southern Tanzania is from December through April, which is the best time to experience the abundance and array of flora.

Overall, most of people opt north as the destination hence it will be more crowded. So, if you are looking for a lesser crowd, wide range of safaris, exclusive and remote destinations, Tanzania southern circuit offers you a different kind of experience in its own style.

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