Where to go

Southern Tanzania Safaris

The Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park

Hippos in the Rufiji
Crocodile
Sunset in Ruaha

Often overlooked by many safari operators in favour of the northern parks, the southern Tanzania safari parks of the Selous and Ruaha are worth serious consideration and are the preferred destination for most who are really keen on their safari. The benefits of heading to the south is that, where the very north of the Serengeti gives the numbers of game, along with some seclusion, the southern parks are still very much “frontier” parks and so are noticeably less busy (they also feature the same spread of species as the north, but more like a thousand, rather than 2 million). The second important point is that, where the average lodge cost in the north is around $700 per person per night, the lodges in the south, where they offer a similar experience, are around $2-300 less.

When to go to Southern Tanzania for safari:

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