8 Day Southern Tanzania Circuit

Tanzania’s Southern regions have always been a well-kept secret amongst those looking for a more exclusive or ‘off the beaten path’ safari experience.

The national parks in the south of the country not only have far fewer visitors than their counterparts in the north, but they also are home to some of the largest populations of wildlife in Tanzania and arguably, some of the most stunning and dramatic scenery found anywhere in Africa.

This eight-day Pure South journey connects two of Southern Tanzania’s key areas into one seamless trip, these being Ruaha National Park and Nyerere National Park (formerly known as the Selous). For the intrepid adventurer seeking a diversity of safari activities and habitats to explore, this combination of destinations offers a range of safari options from walking and boating excursions in Nyerere to unrivaled photographic opportunities in Ruaha.

Please note: our itineraries start you off by providing ideas on how to combine camps, regions and a range of experiences. Enquire when ready, and our expert staff will help customise your dream safari holiday that meets all your travel requirements.

Itinerary Details


  • Enjoy an exclusive and wild safari experience in a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is larger than Switzerland but home to just a few safari camps.
  • Nyerere is the only park in East Africa where you can enjoy a boat safari. Enjoy sunset drinks as you float past crocodiles on the sandbanks and pods of hippos in the shallows.
  • Enjoy a picnic breakfast in the bush after a morning walking safari or a romantic private dinner at the pool during your stay at Roho ya Selous.
  • Explore Ruaha National Park after dark from the iconic Jabali Ridge on a night game drive certain to captivate the senses under the cover of a starry night.
  • The epic and ancient baobabs contrast with the almighty Ruaha river and waterways creating spectacular photographic opportunities, with a specialized photographic vehicle available.

A showcase of the highly rated southern wildlife destinations of Tanzania, taking in two of Asilia’s lodges:

  • 1 night at Southern Sun, Dar es Salaam
  • 3 nights Roho ya Selous, Nyerere National Park

Asilia Roho Ya Selous double bed

Asilia Jabali Ridge - Room Deck - Ruaha


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