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

Expeditionary walking camp

Expeditionary walking camp

It is immediately obvious that you are in very remote location with no roads nearby and only mountains and chimps for company.

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Get up close and personal with our genetic cousins at Greystoke Mahale. Perched treehouse-like on the sandy shores of Lake Tanganyika, it’s your base for tracking the fascinating troops of chimps that occupy the emerald Mahale Mountains.

The Mahale Mountains in western Tanzania are famous for their chimps: there are some 800 of them here, around 75 of them habituated. Guests at this spectacular beach lodge on Lake Tanganyika are likely to spot other primate species, too, including red colobus, red-tailed monkeys and vervets. 

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

The hugely respected Nomad Tanzania…have chosen to build in an area of acacia trees and kigelia trees... six large canvas tents stand in a line that traces the run of the river and are spaced to ensure privacy... they are also equipped for comfort, with hot bucket showers and enormous beds.

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