Udzungwa ties in very well on the Tanzanian Southern Circuit, adding an excellent forest and mountain aspect to an otherwise plains and game focused safari holiday.You can now fly direct to Udzungwa Kilombero with Coastal, as well as acessing the airstrips in all of the major parks – Mikumi National Park
, Ruaha National Park
and the Selous Game Reserve
. These all connect to Dar and to Zanzibar and often to Arusha as well. Flights in and out of these airstrips are frequent and run by a number of companies, including Coastal.On this page you will find four sample itineraries for holidays in the south of Tanzania. Each includes a spectacular range of safari options, game driving, big game viewing, hiking, forest and plains, and all the other amazing sights and cultural experiences southern Tanzania has to offer. For your holiday, you can choose from a combination of some of the most spectacular and off the beaten track National Parks and Game Reserves of Tanzania – Udzungwa Mountains, Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park. All of these holiday suggestions start in Dar and end with a flight out of one of the parks to either Zanzibar for some beach-side relaxation, or back to Dar es Salaam to catch your flight home. Your trip can vary in budget, and it is possible to plan a cheap trips by choosing camping or simple bandas, or more luxurious trips by upgrading the accommodation to exclusive lodges.
The Southern Circuit of Tanzania is not as well known as the north and therefore is not as often visited. This is a huge benefit for those who do travel here, as in for example Ruaha or Selous you can game drive all day and are unlikely to see another vehicle at all. The quality of game viewing is exceptional and our sister company Wild Thing Safaris often finds people have a much more enjoyable, unique experience on southern circuit trips than on the more common northern safaris.
To look at Itinerary 1 Mikumi – Udzungwa -Ruaha – Dar/Znz please click here .
To look at Itinerary 2 Udzungwa – Mikumi – – Ruaha – Selous – Dar/Znz please click here .
To look at Itinerary 3 Mikumi – Udzungwa – Dar/Znz please click here .
To look at Itinerary 4 Udzungwa -Ruaha – Dar/Znz please click here .
Please browse through these suggested itineraries to get some ideas for your holiday plans. It is all flexible and is, in the end, up to you! If you like what you see, please do Contact Us for reservations and further information.