Tanzania safaris: Mikumi, Selous, Ruaha, Saadani

Southern Circuit Safaris

The Southern Circuit includes the biggest parks in Tanzania: Selous and Ruaha, and smaller parks like Mikumi and Saadani. It offers many luxury and budget options, things to see for weeks or just a short three day safaris. All safaris can be tailor-made to best fit your interests.

Examples of safari packages

3 Days safari in Mikumi

5 Days safari in Mikumi & Ruaha

6 Days safari in Selous & Mikumi

About the parks

Selous is a game reserve covering a huge area south from Dar es Salaam. It is the easiest to reach from Dar es Salaam and offers many activities. For example, in Selous it’s possible to have a boat safari or a walking safari.

Mikumi is also easy to reach from Dar es Salaam. It’s a great park on its own, but can also be combined with Ruaha safari, since it’s on the way to Ruaha if you drive from Dar es Salaam.

Ruaha is a big national park, and its heart is the Ruaha river. This park is well known for its lion population, which can be found almost every time. The drive to Ruaha goes through steep mountain roads which will add to the experience if you decide to go by road.

Saadani is a relatively small national park, but has other benefits others don’t have: it’s by the sea and the beautiful Usambara mountains rise just a short drive away.