Wondering where to go in Southern Tanzania? Southern Tanzania Parks and wildlife game reserves are some of the wildest and most remote parks in Tanzania, and Africa at large. This has made Southern Tanzania to be the best area to visit if you are looking for a less touristy and more authentic safari experience in Tanzania and Africa. Always our able safari experts and South Tanzania specialists will be ready and happy to help you on how best to plan your next safari to Tanzania’s southern parks as well as other areas that are close like Western Tanzania as well as the Indian Ocean islands and the Swahili coast at large.

Southern Tanzania National Parks and game reserves are unique and outstanding. That is why Tanzania is always referred to us the land of the Superlatives. Southern Tanzania is home to the largest game reserve in Africa; the Selous Game Reserve whose area is equivalent to Switzerland. The Lake Tanganyika at the far west is the longest freshwater lake in Africa and the world, at 660 Kilometers (approx. 410 miles). As if that is not all, the lake is also the 2nd deepest in the world at 4710 feet (approximately 1436 meters, second only to Lake Baikal in Russia.

South Tanzania Parks vs Game Reserves and Conservation AreasSouthern Tanzania Map

National parks in Tanzania Parks are run and managed by TANAPA (the Tanzania National Parks Authority). That is contrary to the National / Game reserves; conservation areas like Selous Game Reserve which are manned and run by Conservation Authorities. No human habitation is allowed inside the national parks plike Ruaha and Mikumi National Park or Udzungwa Mountains.

The wildlife in the parks and conservation authorities are guarded by the game rangers that are trained in the wildlife college and then employed by the wildlife conservation authorities. The rangers protect the parks and reserves as well as ensure the rules and regulations are followed to the letter.

Where to go in Southern Tanzania, Best Places to visit in Southern Tanzania

Sample our popular safaris in Southern Tanzania like the 7 Days Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park and our 3 days Selous Game Reserve Safari.

Other than these the famous and remote wildlife areas; game reserves and national parks, our southern safari packages take you to the less visited and still untouched Swahili coast. Visits to Mbudya Island, Bagamoyo, Kilwa Kisiwani and the Fanjove Islands can be easily incorporated in longer safari tours in Southern Tanzania which makes the area more interesting for safari than the traditional safari parks in Northern Tanzania. We also include beach extensions to Pemba Island, Mafia Islands and also Chimpanzee trekking tours in the far flung parks like Mahale National Park and Gombe Stream National Park.

You can Contact one of our Southern Tanzania safari experts for free advise on the best time and what to see in the Southern Tanzania.