As wonderful as the Southern Circuit Destination, Tanzania has much more to offer well-known hotspots. If you want to experience the fullest, then escape the crowds, head to Tanzania’s more remote even stunning and wildlife-rich Southern Circuit. If time and budget allow you, then combining the visit of Northern and Southern Circuit is a good choice.
The southern circuit includes the most attractive parks and reserves that can be visited from Dar es Salaam as a starting point.
Listed-below are the Well-Known Tourist Spots To Explore In Southern Tanzania Circuit:
Kitulo National Park– Home to over 350 species of vascular plants, Kitulo is a dream destination for Botanists and hiking enthusiasts.
Lake Ngozi– The second-largest picturesque crater lake in Africa
Lake Nyasa–One of the dreamy and romantic destination in Eastern Africa
Mikumi National Park– Encounter the kingdom of lions and a great taste of safari experience for the day-trippers.
Mnazi Bay Ruvuma– The dazzling silver coastline Mnazi Bay Ruvuma Marine Park is the main attraction.
Ruaha National Park– The sparkling landscape and the variety of wildlife are the main attraction
Selous Game Reserve– Famous as Africa’s largest wildlife reserve
Udzungwa National Park– The largest and with most biodiversity and a chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern Tanzania.
Covering an area of 1990 sq km, Udzungwa National Park harbours one of East Africa’s great forests. The biodiversity of the park contribute the most significant attractions for visitors.
Covering 48,000-sq-km of wilderness, Selous Game Reserve is Africa's largest game reserve. Pronounced as 'seloo', the park is named after the great explorer and hunter.
Covering an area of 13,000 square km, Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. A big draw to the park is the all-embracing and vast ecosystem which includes Usangu Game Reserve, Rungwa Game
Mnazi Bay Ruvuma is a multi-purpose marine protected area with globally significant marine biodiversity values and it covers a total land and sea area of 650 sq km with 20,000 inhabitants.
Covering 3230 sq km, Mikumi National Park holds the same beauty as Serengeti. The vast savannah is covered with acacias, baobas and tamarinds. The nearest city to Mikumi is Dar es Salaam.
Lake Nyasa is the southernmost, 3rd largest lake of East Africa. As it lies within Malawi, it is also famous in the name of Lake Malawi.
Lake Ngozi draws hundreds of visitors and a leading tourist destination of Tanzania. The Lake is located approximately 38 kilometers south of Mbeya in the Mporoto Ridge Forest Reserve.
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