This 9-day southern Tanzania safari gives you an opportunity to get up close and personal with Tanzania’s southern wildlife destinations. You’ll view game in the best game parks of Tanzania’s Southern Circuit with some of our skilled drivers as your own private guide. It is recommended to plan your 9 day Southern Tanzania safari during the dry season, which runs from the beginning of July to the end of October. During this time, animal viewing is simpler and the weather is more reliable. This time of year, wildlife viewing can be superb and a little less crowded than in Northern Tanzania.
Despite the fact that Southern Tanzania is still mostly unexplored on the “safari circuit,” it offers some of the best safari and gaming experiences and a chance to observe wild dog, which are and endangered species. If you don’t want to see too many other safari vehicles, as you’re likely to see in the more populated north, the 9 day southern Tanzania safari is ideal. After your first night in Dar es Salaam, this tour will take you to Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park, and finally the Selous Game Reserve, home of elephants, wild dogs, giant crocodiles, and spectacular wildlife.
Our expertise with the Southern Tanzania safari will select great wildlife viewing locations and team them with classic, and affordable accommodations. In addition, the majority of the lodges on the southern circuit offer extra activities like game hikes, canoeing, and bird watching. The wildlife is more concealed among the thickets and offers a pleasant sense of adventure in the southern parks, which may give you the impression that you are further away from civilization. This is your perfect getaway to the Southern Tanzania and will give you the enhanced experience of a walking safari, boating safari, and 4 x 4 vehicle safari.
With this 9-day travel itinerary that takes you from national parks to the game reserve, you can experience the varied landscapes and animals of southern Tanzania.
You will start and end your 9-Day southern Tanzania Safari in Dar es Salaam. All accommodation and transport will be included as per itinerary. Through this 9-Day southern Tanzania Safari you’ll have an opportunity to visit Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park and Ruaha National Park. It will also include an expert guide, meals, transport and more. It specifically offers you a total southern Tanzania circuit safari experience, while keeping your non game-viewing travel time to a minimum. You will visit the best southern circuit’s game parks.
Despite the fact that the southern Tanzania circuit is still mostly unknown on the safari circuit, it provides some of the best safari and gaming options in all of Africa.
This 9-day southern Tanzania safari is perfect if you don’t want to see too many other safari vehicles, as you’re likely to see in the more populated north, and it is pretty wild. Find out more what other traveler say about us here. Book your trip now!
The Gemuka Adventures guide meets you at the airport and after completing the passport and customs formalities at Kilimanjaro Airport, you head to the hotel in Arusha for check-in and rest after the trip. Dinner together in the evening.
Accommodation at the Selected Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to Mikumi National Park. You will arrive just in time for lunch. In the evening, drive through the park for a sunset game drive. Accommodation at the Selected Lodge/Camp
Early morning game drive in the park, and then return to the lodge/camp for breakfast. After a picnic lunch, drive to Iringa for a short visit to Ismila Pilars, then proceed to Ruaha National Park for your overnight. Accommodation at the Selected Camp
With picnic lunch, drive to Ruaha National Park for the full day game drive enjoying the landscape and scenery of this unique National Park.
Accommodation at Selected Lodge / Camp
You will be accompanied by an armed game ranger for a morning walking safari inside the park. You will return to the lodge/camp for breakfast, and the rest of the morning will be at your own leisure. Later, drive through the park for an evening game drive. Accommodation at Selected Lodges/Camps
Breakfast at the lodge, then drive to Morogoro for your overnight at Mfindi Highland Lodge. The road between Iringa and Morogoro is one of the most scenic roads in the southern part of Tanzania. A picnic lunch will be provided. Accommodation at the Selected Lodge/Camp
Drive to Selous game reserve via Morogoro – Kisaki road for an overnight stay, after which you will depart an evening boat safaris along the Rufiji River, depending on your arrival time.
Full-day game drives explore the biggest game reserve in Africa, which has abundant African mammals. Your overnight stay will be on the bank of the great Rufiji River. Accommodation at Selous in Selected Lodges or Camps
Early morning walking safaris (1–2 hours) inside the reserve. You will be accompanied by an armed game ranger. Then return back to the camp for breakfast, and the rest of the morning will be at your own leisure. Later, drive to the reserve for a sunset game drive. Accommodation at Selous in Selected Lodges or Camps
An Early morning game drive or a nature walk, then after breakfast you embark on your drive back to Dar es Salaam by road. You will arrive Dar es Salaam in the afternoon if you drive by road.