Heading out into the immese vastness of the Nyerere National Park or Ruaha National Park in our custom built safari cars is a thrill best experienced first hand. These areas are some of the largest conserved tracts of land in Africa and it matters hugely to us that you get to see the best of them. In Southern Tanzania we like to get right out there. To creep carefully through paths in the thick riverine bush to emerge - unseen - in magical secluded flood plains. More often than not there are treats in store; vast flocks of great white pelicans fishing in dwindling pools, wallowing families of elephant socialising, prides of lion sleeping off a meal.

Othertimes we float on the river by boat in Nyerere, or let the game come to you in Ruaha. Be it breakfast on a sand bank down river from Sand Rivers or Kiba Point, watching elusive monkey-hunting crowned eagles, and listening to shrill cries of hyraxes as you dangle a hook in the water. Or, sat on your veranda at Kigelia watching elephants digging through the sand for water in the dry river bed below your tent. All in all, days in Southern Tanzania aren't about box ticking, or endless driving in search of the next animal. It's a sense of gradual absorption in this corner of the natural world that we'd love you to feel.

Southern Tanzania

A safari spent between the game rich plains of Ruaha National Park, and the endless wilderness of Nyerere National Park is pretty hard to beat. By 4x4, by boat, on foot or in a flycamp, it is freedom like no where else in Tanzania.

map of Southern Tanzania
Kigelia

Kigelia

Kiba Point

Kiba Point

Sand Rivers

Sand Rivers

Open from June to end October, it offers a changing wildlife spectacle as the Kakuma River dries up, the plains turn gold, and the remaining pools become increasingly contested by the huge numbers of hippos, while crocs hunker down in riverbank caves. 

This is to South Africa’s Kruger Park what most safaris are to Whipsnade Zoo.

Sweet dreams are indeed made of this.

For people seeking a next level Africa adventure, this is it.

 A comfortable tent, hot water bucket shower, and delicious meal awaits at the end of the day and your adventure deep into the wilderness. Evenings are best enjoyed around a crackling fire under a blanket of stars listening to the nocturnal calls of the bush. There is nothing quite like it in the world.

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