7 Reasons to visit the South of Tanzania
7 Reasons to visit the South of Tanzania While the northern parts of Tanzania are the best known and most popular with tourists, the south offers many benefits for adventurous travellers who want to get off the beaten track. Due to its lower profile, it’s probably the only area of the country that offers tourists a closer immersion into the African landscape. It’s quite rare in places like Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous) to be surrounded by other safari vehicles – an all too common occurrence in the more popular parks that can ruin the safari experience.
7 Reasons to visit the South of Tanzania:
- Stunning locations – It’s home to many of the most stunning safari locations, with acres of national parks and untamed wilderness areas just waiting to be explored.
- Selous Camp – Daigle Tours has its own exclusive lodge right next to the Matemere Gate in Nyerere National Park. As it borders the park, it’s not uncommon to see wildlife crossing through the camp! From our own camp, we can maintain the high standards we are renowned for and offer fly camping safaris with full backup into the park. Fly camping is basically supported camping (camp assistant, cook) following the game and overnighting in the most favourable locations. More of a Hemingway type experience.
- Ample wildlife – in Nyerere National Park for example, it’s possible to see the elusive wild dog. Although wildlife may not be as concentrated due to the larger areas, both wildlife and birdlife are prolific.
- Fewer tourists – It’s impossible to escape the crowds in the most popular safari spots in Northern Tanzania, where there are often as many safari vehicles as there are animals. The South has far fewer tourists, offering space and tranquillity to those adventurers who do visit. Most importantly, when you do see wildlife it will be a real experience, and you are likely to be the only observers.
- Convenient and easy to access – International visitors flying straight into Dar es Salaam can start their safari straight away, with less overland travel and more time spent on safari.
- Save money – Lodges and hotels offer excellent value for money, often with rates up to 15% lower than in the more highly trafficked tourist destinations. As we have our own Selous Camp we can also tailor our pricing to give you the best cost effective safari available.
- Close to Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba Islands – Just hop on the ferry or take a short flight from Dar es Salaam or Nyerere National Park and you’ll be able to enjoy a beach holiday on an exotic island in the Indian Ocean before or after your safari. Visiting these islands is a unique cultural experience and the white sand beaches and resorts are world class. We can even organise a day trip to Zanzibar Island if time is short.
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