Best of Southern Circuit Safaris
Discovering Southern Circuit Safaris in Tanzania based on budget or luxury Safaris. Why budget ?
It's the most accessible parks and national reserves that can be visited using Dar es Salaam as a starting point. Thay are easily accessed by flying Safari charters, bush 4x4 land rovers and cruisers.
Why luxury? Because they receive a lower number of visitors
compared to famous known as the Northern Circuit. Where there is the dramatic Ngorongoro
Crater, home to around 30,000 animals, the vast Serengeti national park with
its world-renowned Great Wildebeest Migration. Also high on the list are the
exceptionally pretty Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.
Competing against Serengeti’s wildebeest migration and Ngorongoro’s throngs of animals, the Southern Circuit may lack some of the kudos on its Northern counterpart, but it lacks none of the beauty and the wildlife, although not always as easy to spot, is even more diverse and rewarding.
A part of budget, If you want to escape the crowds, then head to the country’s less-visited, yet stunning and wildlife-rich Southern Circuit.
June – Mid November: Best time for game viewing.
December – February: Humid & Hot: Good time for game viewing.
Mid November – Mid December: Short Rain : Wonderful for bird life and lush scenery
April – May: Heavy rain: Wonderful for bird life and lush scenery.
The Selous Game
Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world. It was named after Englishman Sir Frederick Selous, a famous
big game hunter and early conservationist, who died at Beho Beho in this
territory in 1917 while fighting against the Germans during World War I. The Selous was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to
the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature.
Ruaha National Park is
the largest national park in Tanzania. The addition of the Usangu Game Reserve
and other important wetlands to the park in 2008 increased its size to about
20,226 square kilometres, making it the largest park in Tanzania and East
Africa. The name of the park
is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern
margin and is the focus for game-viewing.