The Southern Circuit in Tanzania has a diversity of wildlife that is unrivaled, comfortable, companionable, World—class, and memorable.
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
Mikumi is one of the most popular parks in Tanzania and is an important center for education where students go to study ecology and conservation. Mikumi flood plains, with open savannah grasslands, dominates the park together with the mountain ranges that border the park on two sides. Over 400 species of birds have been observed, many of which are Eurasian migrants who stay between October and April.
SELOUS GAME RESERVE
The Selous Game Reserve was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982 due to its abundance and variety of wildlife. The name 'Selous' originates from the early hunter and naturalist Englishman Frederick Courtney Selous, who died in 1917 while fighting against the Germans during World War I. This is the only place where you can easily see endangered hunting dogs, and recent research has shown that one—third of all hunting dogs in the world are in Selous game reserve. Boat riding and walking safari are some of the features that most of our guests enjoy more while in this game reserve.
Rufiji River found in Selous is the source of permanent fresh water in this reserve and between June and August during the dry season herds of elephants migrate from Mozambique's Niassa Game Reserves to Selous Game Reserve. It has been recorded that 64,400 elephants roam the two reserves, with more than 80% on the Tanzanian side.