Gems of the Southern Circuit

All of the must-see spots within the southern portion of Tanzania, wrapped up into a marvelous 11 day adventure.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$3800 - $3800
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
11 days
Best months:
January - February, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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* Fly to the Southern Highlands of Tanzania from Dar es Salaam!

* Experience the wonders of the largest national park in Tanzania and the second largest in the world on a half-day game drive and then ANOTHER full-day game drive! Ruaha remains one of only ten lion strongholds in the world!

* Experience luxury accommodations and gourmet meals at the Old Farmhouse at Kisolanza!

* Enjoy a spectacular scenic drive on the way to Matamba Village and Kitulo National Park!

* Hike, explore, and marvel at the wildflowers of Kitulo, dubbed by locals as the 'Garden of God' and by botanists as the 'Serengeti of Flowers'!

* Travel on to the Selous Game Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Site!) for a full-day game drive!

* Fly to Zanzibar: the 'ultimate Indian Ocean experience!

* Bask on a traditional 'dhow', while watching dolphins, snorkeling, and relishing an extravagant seafood bar-b-q!

* Spend time shopping and eating in Stonetown, with its rich history and old world influence...

Day 1: 

• 7:00- 8:35am: Fly from Dar es Salaam to Iringa

• Breakfast in Iringa 

• Drive to Tungamalenga for lunch at the lodge

• Half-day game drive in Ruaha National Park! 

• Lodging and meals at a safari camp just outside the park

 

Day 2:

• Full-day game drive in Ruaha National Park: “the largest national park in Tanzania!”

• Lodging and meals just outside the park

 

Day 3: 

• Optional / spontaneous visit and interaction with Tanzanian locals in Tungamalenga Village

• Lunch in Iringa

• Lodging: The Old Farmhouse at Kisolanza 

 

Day 4:

• Drive to Matamba Village: a spectacular scenic drive in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania! 

• Bed & Breakfast at Kitulo God’s Garden Lodge

 

Day 5:

• Hiking, exploring, and marveling at the wildflowers and wonders of Kitulo National Park! 

“Locals refer to the Kitulo Plateau as Bustani ya Mungu – ‘The Garden of God’ – while botanists 

have dubbed it the ‘Serengeti of Flowers’…”

• Bed & Breakfast at Kitulo God’s Garden Lodge

 

Day 6: 

• Drive from Matamba to Mikumi

• Lunch in Iringa 

• Lodging in Mikumi Town

 

Day 7: 

• Drive to Mtemere Gate on the Eastern edge of the Selous Game Reserve

• Lodging and meals just outside the Eastern boundary of the Selous Game Reserve

 

Day 8: 

• Full-day game drive in the Selous Game Reserve: a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

• Lodging and meals just outside the game reserve

 

Day 9:

• 9:45am: Flight to Zanzibar: 'the ultimate Indian Ocean experience!'

• Bed & Breakfast in Stonetown

 

Day 10:

• Safari Blue!: 

“…a full day on the Indian Ocean in traditional dhows: snorkeling, dolphin viewing, an 

extravagant seafood bar-be-que lunch…”

• Bed & Breakfast in Stonetown

 

Day 11:

• 5:35 – 5:55pm: Flight to Dar es Salaam

• Departure from Dar es Salaam

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • The Old Farmhouse at Kisolanza
  • Bed & Breakfast at Kitulo God’s Garden Lodge

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- We offer private/custom safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book international flights
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
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Since: Aug 2012

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Cheetah
Cheetah
Elephant
Elephant
Giraffe
Giraffe
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
Game drives
Game drives
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