SOUTHERN CIRCUIT SAFARI
Begins in Dar es Salaam
The National Parks of Southern Tanzania have deservedly earned a
reputation amongst connoisseurs as the best kept secret on the
African safari circuit. Offering remote, untouched, untouristed
swathes of game-filled wilderness, they will give you an exceptional
safari to the roads less traveled and the ultimate close to nature
Here, Chris and Catriona will introduce you to the Fox family who
have spent over 40 years in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. The
Foxes host us in three of our camps and organize all our
accommodation, game drives and internal transportation. They offer
top-notch service, lodges that exist in harmony with nature and,
above all, provide a most unique experience.
All meals are included.
Private plane rides
Time on a highland farm
amid tea plantations
Recreation and cultural
Game drives in some of
the world’s largest, most remote and least visited parks and game
Visit to exotic Zanzibar.
based on double occupancy.
All meals + bottled water
while on safari.
Park fees, game drives,
local guides and gratuities.
All Tanzanian domestic
land, air and water travel and sightseeing per itinerary.
Laundry except at the
Selous and Zanzibar
Air Travel to
and from Tanzania, including taxes and airport
Passport, Tanzanian Visa;
excess baggage charges, “shots”, health and flight insurance
souvenirs and personal expenses including beverages
A deposit of $2000 will hold a place on this trip. $500 is not refundable
Your Tour at a Glance:
After dinner arrival into Dar es Salaam and
overnight at a downtown hotel.
After breakfast, a short “Cessna Hop” to Mikumi
National Park. Here legions of game are found amidst the flood plains and
the deciduous forest that make up much of the habitat. Foxes Safari Camp
is your destination.
Game drives that will hopefully not wear out your
Fly from Mikumi to Mufindi for three nights at the Fox’s
Highland Lodge. In a setting near tea plantations and at an altitude of
nearly 6000 feet, you will be awed by the scenery and invigorated by the
climate. Hiking, biking, horse riding, fishing, golf, and even croquet are all
no-cost options. So is relaxing.
While enjoying the Highland Lodge as our
base, we will visit a local village, school, local industries and witch doctor
and have the opportunity to meet some of the villagers.
You continue to enjoy the Highland Lodge and
wish you could stay longer. An optional visit to a tea factory is available.
Fly from Mufindi to Ruaha National Park for
a three night stay at Ruaha River Lodge. Tanzania’s second largest
National Park is still relatively unknown, making it ideal for those seeking the
trails less traveled and the wildlife less-visited. The lodge setting on the
riverbank, highway for animals, is unforgettable, as is the hospitality you will
Game drives throughout this park that is the
size of Belgium. Though predators galore and the rare kudu are found here, more
than 480 bird species have been seen in the park. The lodge blends so artfully
with the environment that often great wildlife dramas can be witnessed from the
comfort and protection of your banda (cabin).
Another and final day observing wildlife in
this spectacular park.
A flight to Africa’s largest Game Reserve,
the Selous. Accommodation at a luxury camp overlooking the Rufiji River
full of crocs and hippos. Game drive.
An aqua safari enables us to view wildlife
from the water. A Game drive and a walking safari in the park is also offered.
We fly to Zanzibar, the island which, in the past hosted Dr. Livingstone prior
to his explorations on the mainland. Earlier still, Zanzibar gained a sinister
reputation as a slaving centre. Now it is a bountiful spice island and a mecca
for tourists. We will stay at the Dhow Palace Hotel and have time
to relax or shop. A walking tour of Stonetown is
We transfer to a beach resort on the
beautiful Indian Ocean. A time for total R&R
but for those more energetic, snorkeling, fishing and diving are possible
options. Breakfast and dinner included on days 13 and 14.
Another day to enjoy this beautiful setting.
For people who have already
with us, other options can be substituted. Prices will vary.
An opportunity to sleep in and still enjoy a morning swim before we drive back
to Stonetown and fly to Dar es Salaam. We’ll
have an opportunity to shower and change at the Peacock hotel before sharing a
“Last supper” together and then heading out to the airport for most to catch an
evening flight to Europe.