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9-Day Tanzania Safari: The Southern Wilds

From US$ 4,950 per person
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  • You'll go to Tanzania
  • This tour starts and ends in Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)
  • You'll visit Mikumi NP, Udzungwa Mountains, Ruaha NP & Selous GR
  • Activities: game drives, evening/ night game drives, walking safaris (with an armed guide)
Very few places can match the landscapes, culture and wildlife that Tanzania has on offer. From the breathtaking savannahs of the Northern national parks to the stunning beaches of Zanzibar, from chimpanzee-trekking experiences of Mahale to the remote locales of Selous Game Reserve, every inch of the country is brimming with sights, sounds and experiences.

While the Northern national parks attract most of the tourists, the ones located in the south revel in their relative anonymity, treating those who do make the effort of entering their borders to unparalleled scenes, incredible wildlife and outstanding safaris.

Our 9-day Tanzania Safari explores the well-known conservation areas in the more remote south of Tanzania. Visit unspoiled national parks like Mikumi, Udzungwa, Ruaha and the Selous Game Reserve with game viewing in safari vehicles, by air, on foot and by boat. In addition to the wildlife safari activities, there will be ample of time to meet the local Tanzanian people and get a lasting impression of African culture. A unique and unforgettable luxury African Safari through Tanzania's southern parks!

This remains perfect southern Tanzania safari plan and it's recommended for all those seeking a quiet time in the wilderness since southern circuit parks are not as populated as Northern ones.
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5.0 - Excellent Based on 1 review
Long but worth it
Selina Fonzi From Switzerland At
5 - Excellent
“We took a 9 day safari a few days ago - Arend Safaris was a fantastic company to work with from start to finish. There are so many tour companies to choose from and we never regretted going with Arend. Everyone at the office was extremely friendly and helpful. The safari itself was an unforgettable experience. Very good organization from the beginning to the end. Thomas, You are unforgettable!”
12 hours Angalia Tented Camp
The Southern Tanzania Safari starts with collection from your hotel in Dar es Salaam or at the airport on the morning of day one.

This Tanzanian Safari starts as soon as your luggage is loaded onto the safari vehicle. We travel straight to our first safari destination, Angalia Tented Camp in Mikumi National Park driving on a good tar road for about 5 hours. Our first overnight stay will be at this well-located and excellently managed safari lodge in Mikumi. A hot lunch awaits you upon your arrival followed by an afternoon game drive in the national park.

Main destination: Mikumi National Park
Accommodation: Angalia Tented Camp [Mid-range tented camp located inside Mikumi NP]
Meals & drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
12 hours Angalia Tented Camp
Mikumi National Park is the 3rd biggest park in Tanzania covering an area of 3.230 km². The park consists largely of open areas ideal for photo safaris, especially the seemingly endless Mkata Plains in the northwest of the park which resemble the Serengeti plains.

Mikumi Park is well-known for its large buffalo and elephant herds with approximately 2000 wild animals. You have a good chance of spotting and photographing zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, impalas, waterbucks, reedbucks, hyenas, baboons, lions and many more in this wilderness area.

After a full day of game-viewing in the bush, you will return to Angalia Tented Camp for a relaxing evening.

Main destination: Mikumi National Park
Accommodation: Angalia Tented Camp [Mid-range tented camp located inside Mikumi NP]
Meals & drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
12 hours Udzungwa Falls Lodge
Day three starts with an early breakfast, before driving to the Udzungwa Mountains, about 1 ½ hours away.

A local guide will meet you at the entrance of the Udzungwa National Park and take you for a several hour long hike through the lush rainforest. This magnificent mountainous green area is home to several endemic plants and animals such as the Udzungwa red colobus or the sanje mangabey – one of the most endangered primates in Africa. One of the highlights of the forest walk is the 300 meter high Sanje waterfall.

Evening, you'll have your stay at the Udzungwa Falls Lodge.

Main destination: Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Accommodation: Udzungwa Falls Lodge [Luxury lodge located inside Udzungwa Mountains]
Meals & drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
12 hours Ruaha River Lodge
Ruaha National Park, covering 10 300km², is the most visited national park in the southern part of Tanzania. Thanks to the size of the park and the fact that the South of Tanzania is less visited than the northern parks, you will have plenty of space and hardly encounter any other safari vehicles on your game drives.

Ruaha National Park forms a border between Africa’s eastern and southern eco-systems and is home to a variety of wildlife. The game park is home to kudus, seldom found further north, and grant gazelles in their southernmost breeding area.

The Great Ruaha River is the main source of life flowing through the park, attracting huge numbers of crocodiles and hippos. During drier periods in Ruaha National Park more animals congregate along the river lifeline. In the dry season wildlife sightings include elephants (numbering around 10,000), buffalos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, antelopes, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, mongooses and many other wild animals.

Main destination: Ruaha National Park
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge [Luxury lodge located inside Ruaha NP]
Meals & drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
12 hours Ruaha River Lodge
Ruaha National Park, covering 10 300km², is the most visited national park in the southern part of Tanzania. Thanks to the size of the park and the fact that the South of Tanzania is less visited than the northern parks, you will have plenty of space and hardly encounter any other safari vehicles on your game drives.

Ruaha National Park forms a border between Africa’s eastern and southern eco-systems and is home to a variety of wildlife. The game park is home to kudus, seldom found further north, and grant gazelles in their southernmost breeding area.

The Great Ruaha River is the main source of life flowing through the park, attracting huge numbers of crocodiles and hippos. During drier periods in Ruaha National Park more animals congregate along the river lifeline. In the dry season wildlife sightings include elephants (numbering around 10,000), buffalos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, antelopes, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, mongooses and many other wild animals.

Main destination: Ruaha National Park
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge [Luxury lodge located inside Ruaha NP]
Meals & drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
12 hours The Retreat Selous
Selous Game Reserve is the biggest wildlife conservation area in Africa and together with the bordering Mikumi and Udzungwa national parks forms an area as big as Switzerland!

The northern part of Selous Game Reserve features open vegetation allowing for great photo safaris where you can find Miombo trees, open grassland and savannah plains. The mighty Rufiji River meanders through the game reserve and during the dry season, this unique river attracts elephants, buffalos, giraffes, lions, wild dogs, wildebeests, zebras and different species of gazelles and antelopes.

From the luxurious safari camp, we explore this unspoiled wilderness area of Tanzania by safari vehicle and by boat on the Rufiji River.
Spend two and a half days in this wonderful game reserve, enjoying the Wilds of the South!

Main destination: Selous Game Reserve
Accommodation: The Retreat Selous [Luxury lodge located inside Selous GR]
Meals & drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
12 hours The Retreat Selous
Selous Game Reserve is the biggest wildlife conservation area in Africa and together with the bordering Mikumi and Udzungwa national parks forms an area as big as Switzerland!

The northern part of Selous Game Reserve features open vegetation allowing for great photo safaris where you can find Miombo trees, open grassland and savannah plains. The mighty Rufiji River meanders through the game reserve and during the dry season, this unique river attracts elephants, buffalos, giraffes, lions, wild dogs, wildebeests, zebras and different species of gazelles and antelopes.

From the luxurious safari camp, we explore this unspoiled wilderness area of Tanzania by safari vehicle and by boat on the Rufiji River.
Spend two and a half days in this wonderful game reserve, enjoying the Wilds of the South!

Main destination: Selous Game Reserve
Accommodation: The Retreat Selous [Luxury lodge located inside Selous GR]
Meals & drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
12 hours The Retreat Selous
Selous Game Reserve is the biggest wildlife conservation area in Africa and together with the bordering Mikumi and Udzungwa national parks forms an area as big as Switzerland!

The northern part of Selous Game Reserve features open vegetation allowing for great photo safaris where you can find Miombo trees, open grassland and savannah plains. The mighty Rufiji River meanders through the game reserve and during the dry season, this unique river attracts elephants, buffalos, giraffes, lions, wild dogs, wildebeests, zebras and different species of gazelles and antelopes.

From the luxurious safari camp, we explore this unspoiled wilderness area of Tanzania by safari vehicle and by boat on the Rufiji River.
Spend two and a half days in this wonderful game reserve, enjoying the Wilds of the South!

Main destination: Selous Game Reserve
Accommodation: The Retreat Selous [Luxury lodge located inside Selous GR]
Meals & drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
12 hours 5 Star Hotel
After breakfast, there will be time for one last game drive on this Southern Tanzania Luxury Lodge Safari. Then you will be dropped off at the airfield from where you take your flight to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar.

Please Note:

If you would like to spend a couple of relaxing days at the beaches on the south coast of Dar es Salaam or on Zanzibar, this can be easily arranged.
what’s included
  • Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes
  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A day room at the end of the tour
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Travel Insurance
what’s excluded
  • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, visa fees, etc.)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English, french, german, spanish & tanzanian
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Dar es salaam, Tanzania
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Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Accommodation & Meals (If fully booked, a comparable accommodation will be suggested)

Day 1-2:Angalia Tented Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Mikumi NP (All meals included)

Day 3:Udzungwa Falls Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Udzungwa Mountains (All meals included)

Day 4-5:Ruaha River Lodge
Luxury lodge located inside Ruaha NP (All meals included)

Day 6-8:The Retreat Selous
Luxury lodge located inside Selous GR (All meals included)

Day 9:Sea Cliff Hotel
Luxury hotel located in or near Dar es Salaam (All meals included)
CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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