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The Southern Safari Circuit is the perfect destination for travelers looking for plentiful and rare wildlife in a remote area of Africa. The national parks have fewer visitors and give the feeling of being all alone. Activities include game drives in open vehicles, boat safaris, and walking safaris. These safaris include flights between the parks.
Mbeya and Njombe regions
Area: 412.9 sq km (159 sq miles)
Locals refer to the Kitulo Plateau as Bustani ya Mungu - The Garden of God – while botanists have dubbed it the Serengeti of Flowers, host to ‘one of the great floral spectacles of the world’. And Kitulo is indeed a rare botanical marvel, home to a full 350 species of vascular plants, including 45 varieties of terrestrial orchid, which erupt into a riotous wildflower display of breathtaking scale and diversity during the main rainy season of late November to April.
Area: 3,230 sq km (1,250 sq miles)
Swirls of opaque mist hide the advancing dawn. The first shafts of sun colour the fluffy grass heads rippling across the plain in a russet halo. A herd of zebras, confident in their camouflage at this predatory hour, pose like ballerinas, heads aligned and stripes merging in flowing motion. Mikumi National Park abuts the northern border of Africa's biggest game reserve.
Area: 13,000 sq km (5,000 sq miles)
Ruaha national park is the largest national park in Tanzania. It is one of the few Tanzania’s famous wilderness area where one can have a rare experience of game viewing spiced up by the fascinating landscape. The park is rich of plants and animals such as Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) which can not be found in any other national park.
Area: 54,600 sq km (21,100 sq miles)
The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest wilderness areas in Africa covering 55,000 square kilometers and is known for its massive population of elephants and buffalo, including one of the last sustainable populations of the African Wild dog. The Reserve is centred on the Rufiji River which meanders through the park from its headwaters in the Ruaha Valley to the river delta opposite the Mafia Islands.
Area: 1,900 sq km (770 sq miles)
The Udzungwa National Park is the newest, opened to the public 1992, and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Tanzania. Covering an area of 1900 sq km., the uniqueness of this park lies in its biodiversity in hosting a variety of animals and plant species not found anywhere else in the world. The red colubus and the Sanje crested manabrey, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and sable antelopes are some of the residents in this park.