Southern - Tanzania
Southern Tanzania or Southern Circuit is a destination usually for the second time visitor but has just as much to offer someone for the first time. The Southern Circuit can also be combined with the Serengeti in the north or linked with the west if time and budget allow. The southern circuit includes parks and reserves that can be visited using Dar es Salaam as a jumping off point. Saadani National Park north of Dar es Salaam, then two hours to the west the little park of Mikumi on both sides of the highway that meanders down to Iringa and Mbeya and eventually to Zambia and northern Malawi. The Selous Game Reserve to the south of Mikumi is great for experiences on the Rufiji River and for walking safaris. Udzungwa Mountains National Park is all about forests and waterfalls, while Ruaha National Park just west of Iringa is the gem of the southern circuit.