Varied wildlife and unusual scenery in remote southern Tanzania
Boasting some of Africa's largest populations of lions, elephants and Wild dogs, southern Tanzania's Selous, Ruaha and Mikumi Parks are amongst the best game reserves on the continent.
With much lower visitor numbers than the more famous parks to the north, they are perfect for those seeking a safari off the beaten path. We explore the region's breathtaking scenery in search of its prolific wildlife by 4WD, by boat and on foot, experiencing the wilds of Africa from different perspectives.
These vast and remote parks are also home to large herds of antelopes stalked by predators, the rivers are populated with hippos and crocodiles, and over 350 species of birds have been counted.
Monkeys can be seen playing in the trees and rhinos, though small in numbers, can be spotted grazing on the plains.
This region truly is one of the world's wildlife hotspots.
What makes this trip responsible?
We use local guides on this trip and stay in accommodation which employs local staff. In Tanzania, we have worked alongside Plan UK to provide smokeless stoves to households across the Geita District. Local villagers were trained into building these stoves which have both health and environmental benefits. We also sponsor schools where Porters who work on Mt Kilimanjaro can go to learn English as well as providing a scholarship to some of our Mt. Kilimanjaro guides to undertake a course during the rainy season in tourism administration.
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African wild dog pup