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The Southern Circuit

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Published on Thu - 30th Jun 2022

The Southern Circuit:


It is often the choice for a second safari on which ticking off the big five is less of a concern. The circuit is also popular as an add-on to a beach holiday in Zanzibar or around Dar-es-Salaam. The immense Selous Game Reserve is most popular because of its proximity to Dar-es-Salaam.

You can easily drive here from the city and take in the less imposing Mikumi National Park as you proceed. Selous sprawl on the Rufiji River hence apart from the usual game drives, boat tours, and troop safari are provided. The extremely remote and wild Ruaha National Park is one of Africa's neatest kept secrets with phenomenal game viewing, including numerous creatures that aren't effortlessly found in the north, similar to wild canines and a few uncommon impala animal types.

Mikumi National Park: The Mikumi National Park is situated in Mikumi near Morogoro. It is encircled by the Selous Game Reserve to the south. It is also bounded by the Uluguru Mountains and the Udzungwa Mountains. Its landscape contrast to that of the Serengeti with the northwest typify by the sedimentary plain of the river basin Mkata. Plant life in this area contains of savannah dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some unique palm.

Tree climbing lions are also found in the Mikumi National Park. Other animals include giraffes, elephants, zebras, impala, eland, kudu, gnu, wildebeests, black antelope, baboons, and buffaloes. Around 5km from the north of the park are two contrived pools inhabited by hippos. The park also posses more than 400 species of birds.

Ruaha National Park: Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s biggest national park. It is well known for its large crowds of elephants. Other animal species that one can witness at Ruaha are African wild dogs and sable antelope. It is truly one of the birdwatchers’ paradise – 436 species having been pointed out. Among the resident, birds are different species of hornbill, kingfishers, and sunbirds. Migrants’ e.g. the white stork also visit Ruaha. There are camps in Ruaha and several park-run public campsites

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Selous Game Reserve: The Selous Game Reserve is situated in the south of Tanzania and is one of the major Animalia reserves in the world. Some of the classic grassland animals like elephants, hippopotamus, African wild dogs, Cape buffalo, and crocodiles are present in this park in large quantity compared in any other game reserve or park. A section of the northern park along the Rufiji River has been nominated a photographic zone and is a popular travellers stop point.

A lot and different luxury lodges and camps mostly being located through the river lane and lake systems are available in the park. Attractions in the park include the river Rufiji which flows into the Indian Ocean opposite Mafia Island and the Stiegler gorge – a canyon 100 meters wide and 100 meters deep. Strolling safaris are allowed in the Selous and boat stumbles on the Rufiji are a famous movement.

Uduzungwa National Park: The adobe spaces in the Udzungwa Mountains Public Park incorporate tropical jungles, mountain backwoods, miombo forest, meadow, and steppe. The Lohomero top which consolidates the Udzungwa Mountains and part of the Eastern Bend mountains has an upward level going between 250-2,576 meters. There are in excess of 400 types of birds, 2,500 plant species, and 6 primate species. The travel industry in the Udzungwa Mountains Public Park spins around climbing and journeying as the recreation area has no streets and is just available by walking.

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Last Edited on Tue - 16th Apr 2024