Southern Tanzania Safari Circuit

Safaris in Tanzania’s Southern Circuit focus on two main destinations: Ruaha National Park and Nyerere National Park. Although both are quite remote, they are easily accessed by bush flights from Dar es Salaam to airstrips within the two reserves. Others are Mikumi National Park and Saadani

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is located just south of the central midpoint of Tanzania. The national park encompasses an area of 7,809 square miles (20,226 sq km) making it the largest national park in Tanzania and one of the largest in Africa.

The convergence of vegetation zone in this huge Park has resulted in unusual combination of animals ,Particularly Greater and Lesser Kudu, together with sable and roan antelopes in the Park a feature that is not found in other National Park in the country.

Key animals found in Ruaha National Park includes elephant ,zebra, lion, giraffe, hunting dog, ostrich, greater and lesser kudu, grants gazelles, striped hyena, sable and roan antelopes, crocodile and hippos mainly in Ruaha River.

More than 540 species of birds have been recorded in this Park.


Nyerere National Park (Selous) is Tanzania’s richest, yet little known and unfrequented wilderness area, where it is still possible to feel the isolation, the vastness and the splendor of authentic travel in Africa.


Although Mikumi National Park, part of the northern Selous ecosystem, is one of the oldest and fourth largest in Tanzania, it has not become a focus of mass wildlife tourism, despite its ease of access.


The Saadani National Park covers 1100km2 and is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea. The climate is coastal, hot and humid. It offers a unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna. Being the only National Park that harbors both marine and terrestrial habitats.


The Udzungwa Mountains National Park is a beautiful area in the southern part of Tanzania. It has various habitats such as tropical rainforest, mountain and miombo forest, grassland and steppe. The Park national park has the second largest biodiversity of any national park in Africa.