While booking a safari to Tanzania, it is often challenging to choose among the three safari routes ie. The Northern, Western, and Southern Circuit highly rewarding and unique. The Southern Safari Circuit featuring the Selous, now Nyerere National Park, Ruaha, and Mikumi National Park is a hidden gem visited by a thin percentage of travelers who look forward to spending quality time in the benevolence of nature and away from the tourist crowds. If you are planning your holiday to the Selous and beyond.
From the majestic parks dotted with rivers to dense forest jungles and contrast dry landscapes, travelers appreciate the privacy and delightful wildlife concentrations that make their stay fulfilling and relaxing.
Untypical activities and nature appreciation
Unlike a fast-moving and hectic safari, The Southern Circuit Safari is less demanding and has a huge concentration of wildlife spread across the parks, including in close vicinity to the lodges and camps. You may greet an elephant while swimming in your private pool or a hippo close to your boat cruise during sunset. Walking Safari is an activity not to be missed and it’s normal to be patient for hours to get a rewarding glimpse of the wild. Be it during your safari to Selous or Ruaha National Park , nature demands you to disconnect from the virtual reality and soak in its untouched goodness.
Luxury is rare
While booking a Southern Safari destination our guests are in awe of the raw beauty of the feel of their itinerary. Most lodges and camps don’t offer sleek TVs, air conditioners, and 5-course meals. The thrill of booking a river, lake, or ocean-facing room, connecting with travelers around a bonfire, or contributing to eco-friendly initiatives is what makes such holidays so special. The rustic interiors on Fanjove island, the enchanting and raw lodging in Ruaha National Park, or a soothing crocodile river Selous safari are travel treasures.
Intimacy and privacy
Thanks to the non-demanding nature of the parks and attractions, destinations such as Selous, Ruaha, and Udzungwa are never saturated with tourist crowds. The camps and lodges are of medium size, and allow limited guests so that the hospitality team can be careful attention to the guest’s desires and comforts. Honeymooners and families love to stay over in intimate lodges and enjoy privacy in the rewarding and exotic wild.
Diverse and untouched beauty
No safari will be similar to the previous day. Spotting the mud-bathed elephants in Ruaha National Park, a pack of wild dogs exclusively spotted during your Selous Safari, the bush babies sneaking under your dining table in Mikumi of seagulls fascinating your evenings in Fanjove are some unique experiences to behold. It’s not always a safari time in the Selous and beyond… many times you are soaking into nature’s goodness in more than one way.
Road Trips and the Beach
Most travelers prefer to access the Southern Safari Circuit by road, which includes covering one destination to another in 5-6 hours. It is also possible to book a fly-in safari, which is slightly expensive and gives you the unique opportunity to land in the middle of the bush and enjoy a sky safari. Most travelers especially honeymooners and families prefer to book a beach holiday to Zanzibar, Mafia, or Pemba island featuring budget to high-end resorts. Selous being close to the coast, make it convenient for travelers to fly in and reach the beaches in just a few minutes!
Want to enjoy a safari devoid of the crowd and one offering your privacy in the luxury of wilderness? Get in touch with us for a tailored Selous safari and beyond.
Read what our client say:
Unforgettable experienceThinking of our stay in Tanzania makes me feel grateful. We’ve stayed at the best hotels and had the best drivers on Safari. We want to thank Fadhili and Kachui for an amazing experience. From day one of the safari we saw so many animals and we learned a lot. Their knowledge of the wildlife is great. Thank you Kearsleys for making our holiday one we won’t forget forever - Laurence Assmann