Southern circuit creates a mixture of different experiences and attractions such as beautiful landscape of Eastern Arc Mountains ending in green city of Mbeya, Mbozi Meteorite. Get exposure with stunning beaches while endorsed with cultural experiences in Kilwa kisiwani. Nyerere national park creates an opportunity for wildlife safaris and bird watching. If you would like a mixture of activities, the southern circuit is your best choice.
Nyerere National Park
Nyerere National Park is the Largest National park in Tanzania. Covering 30,000 square kilometers, is relatively undisturbed by human impact. Tanzania’s largest and new established National Park is one of its most scenic wildlife destinations; the Park is utterly beautiful. The beauty of the park is matched by the quality of a safari here; boating, walking and fly camping compliment standard game driving in thriving wildlife areas. This is an outrageously good safari park and an essential component of any southern circuit itinerary.
The Park is a superb safari destination for both family safaris and African honeymoons, all the better for the ease of getting there and the lack of crowds. The park has the widest diversity of safari activities in the country, offering the boating safaris as well as standard game drives, walking safaris and legendary fly camping trips.
RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
In 2008 the Usangu Game reserve merged its borders with Ruaha transforming it into Tanzania’s Second largest national park; it now covers more than 20,000km². Despite the size of the park there are still only a handful of camps found here, which has built Ruaha’s reputation as Tanzania’s best kept game viewing secret.
Ruaha’s wild and untrammeled feel is what sets it apart from other reserves, making it a popular choice for regular east African safari. Ruaha is well known for its varied dramatic scenery, which includes rolling hills; large open plains; groves of skeletal baobabs and along its southern border, the Great Ruaha River, from which the park gets its name. This is by far the most dominant geographical feature of the national park and, for the wildlife it is the most important.
Ruaha has a hot, dry climate which means the animals don’t tend to stray too far from dependable water sources. This makes predicting game movements far easier, particularly in the dry season.
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
Mikumi is Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park. It’s also the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. With almost guaranteed wildlife sightings, it makes an ideal safari destination for those without much time.
Since the completion of the paved road connecting the park gate with Dar es Salaam, Mikumi National Park has been slated to become a hotspot for tourism in Tanzania. Located between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango range, Mikumi is the fourth largest national park in Tanzania and only a few hours drive from Tanzania’s largest city. The park has a wide variety of wildlife that can be easy spotted and also well acclimatized to game viewing.