Leave Tanzania’s famous north for another time, and head south for the scenery, wildlife and lack of crowds.
Tanzania’s southern parks – primarily Selous and Ruaha – are fabulous destinations. While not exactly a ‘secret’ these days, they are often bypassed in favour of the more straightforward northern circuit. While wildlife in the south isn’t as accessible as in the north, it is present in huge numbers.
The scenery in both areas is also outstanding – Selous with its greenery and the massive, hippo-filled Rufiji River, Ruaha with its ancient baobabs and huge elephant population. A good choice of intimate, upmarket lodges is another draw of the south.
I especially recommend either Selous or Ruaha to anyone on a repeat safari looking for a different experience.
African Safari Tours
7-Day Safari (Including Serengeti) & Zanzibar Extension
$2,095 to $2,245 pp (USD)
Tanzania: Private tour
Mid-rangeLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Arusha (Start), Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar (End)
Unlimited Expeditions - The Soul of Tanzania
5.0/5 – 216 Reviews
5-Day Tanzania Luxury Safari Tour
$3,821 to $4,016 pp (USD)
Tanzania: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Arusha (Start), Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti NP, Arusha (End)
5.0/5 – 72 Reviews
5-Day Awesome Kenya - Luxury
$1,550 to $1,930 pp (USD)
Kenya: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Nairobi (Start), Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru NP, Masai Mara NR, Nairobi (End)
Spirit of Kenya
4.9/5 – 266 Reviews