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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.

Dry Season 

June – Mid November: Best time for game viewing. 

December – February: Humid & Hot: Good time for game viewing.


Rain Season 

Mid November – Mid December: Short Rain : Wonderful for bird life and lush scenery 

April – May: Heavy rain: Wonderful for bird life and lush scenery.

Mikumi is Tanzania's fourth-largest national park that covers an area of 3230 km². It's the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. Mikumi National Park located at the north bordered to the south with the Selous Game Reserve, the two areas forming a unique ecosystem. Two other natural areas bordering the national park are the Udzungwa Mountains and Uluguru Mountains.

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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.

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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. 

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