9 Days Hidden Southern Tanzania Safari

Day 1

Arrival in Tanzania

Arusha is the safari capital of the world, the jumping-off point for the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Kilimanjaro. In the shadow of Mount Meru, where lush forest intersects grassy savanna, Arusha sits within an agricultural region famed for coffee and tea. Originally a German settlement, Arusha today is a lively city with an international flair. Arusha is noted for handcrafts, and the Cultural Heritage Center boasts an array of carvings, paintings, batiks and baskets.

Days 2-4

Katavi Nat'l Park

Isolated in Tanzania's far southwest corner, this little-visited park offers a genuine wilderness experience. The main focus for wildlife viewing is the Katuma River and floodplains. Seasonal lakes draw myriad water birds and Tanzania’s densest concentrations of hippo and crocodile. During the dry season, staggering numbers of animals converge on the shrunken river, with thousands of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and impala providing easy pickings for lion and hyena

Days 5-8

Mahale Mountains

Deep in the African interior, accessible only by boat, lies a range of jungle-cloaked peaks overlooking Lake Tanganyika. These mountains shelter about 800 of Africa’s last remaining wild chimpanzees. Some have been habituated to human contact, providing one of Africa’s most magical wildlife adventures — tracking and watching chimps in their natural habitat. The rainforest is also home to easily observed troops of monkeys and a kaleidoscopic array of birds.

Day 9

Arusha/Home

Your safari adventure ends today in Dar es Salaam or Arusha.


  • Small groups of elephant
  • White Rhino and Black Rhino
  • Wildebeest, kongoni,buffalo
  • Leopard, Cheetah, Zorilla
  • Thomson's gazelle, hartebeest
  • Zebra, giraffe, gazelle
  • Impala and Grant's gazelle
  • Spotted hyena, Spotting lions
  • Black-backed, golden jackal
  • Olive baboon, blue monkey.
  • Bushbuck, klipspringer
  • Over 200 bird species
  • Hartebeest, pythons, gazelle
  • Unlimited game drive
  • Wild dog, sable and puku

Tanzania offers vast, little-visited reserves such as Ruaha and Selous, true wilderness with striking scenery where you’ll encounter droves of animals but few other
visitors. Mahale Mountains National Park on Lake Tanganyika is home to some of Africa’s last wild chimpanzees. For the perfect finale to your safari adventure, add a few days to relax on the beaches of Zanzibar.

Total Safari Cost: $ 4,370