Everyone knows Tanzanias northern safari circuit, which is comprised of wildlife regions including Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Few people have heard about the beauty of the reserves in the south of Tanzania.
We are very excited to partner with some fantastic camps and properties in Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve to bring our guests into remote wilderness, teeming with wildlife and virtually untouched by humans! So if you want that truly immersive safari experience, consider a safari holiday in Southern Tanzania. Here’s a little more on the Ruaha and Selous to inspire you.
Ruaha is Tanzania’s largest National Park, over 20,000 square kilometres. Its eco-system is hugely significant and important for Africa’s iconic predators with over 10% of the world’s lion population and the density of these animals in the core zone are higher than in the Serengeti. On top of these impressive figures, the ecosystem holds the worlds third largest population of wild dogs and has one of just a few sustainable populations of cheetah left in East Africa. You can expect to see many iconic herbivores like elephant, buffalo, giraffe, antelopes and is a truly scenic, diverse landscape which even boasts the majestic and iconic baobab.
Inscribed onto the world heritage list in 1982, the Selous is rich in diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. There are large numbers of elephants, black rhinoceroses, cheetahs, giraffes, hippopotamuses and crocodiles to name a few plus more than 550 species of birds. This immense wilderness sanctuary measures some 50,000 square kilometres and is relatively untouched by human impact. You will traverse through dense thickets, wooded grasslands and a variety of other vegetation zones and feel like it’s just you in nature… as it should be on a classic Africa safari into Africa.