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
5-Day Tanzania Luxury Safari Tour
$4,303 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 – 77 Reviews
4-Day Northern Parks Lodge Comfort
$1,605 pp (USD)
Tanzania: Private tour
Mid-rangeLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Arusha (Start), Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha (End)
Shemeji Safari Tanzania
4.7/5 – 225 Reviews
6-Day Luxury Safari Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti
$3,050 to $3,115 pp (USD)
Tanzania: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Hotel
You Visit: Arusha (Start), Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Highlands, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha (End)
Lion King Adventures
5.0/5 – 353 Reviews