We’ve always loved the simplicity of mobile safaris. These comfortable lightweight tented camps in Southern Tanzania allow light-touch access to wild parts of Africa

Mobile expeditions in the south (Ruaha and Selous) are the ideal way to explore this relatively little-known neck of the woods. Most people fly into and out of these parks because of the relatively large distances, but if you like the idea of seeing a bit of rural Tanzania - visiting villages and markets - beyond just the national parks and reserves then this is highly recommended.

The emphasis is on what really matters; great guides, the best locations and of course epic wildlife. Expect proper beds, hot water for showers, dining under the stars and excellent food using plenty of fresh local ingredients.

And of course you can have the best of both worlds combing driving in some sections, with flights in others. Remember everything we do is tailor-made, so these are details we'll discuss with and tailor for you.

The highlights are connecting the Selous Game Reserve with Ruaha National Park, a journey which takes you overland through the Uluguru Mountains via Mikumi and the Udzungwa Mountains.

For the adventurous though, it's possible to extend further west to Katavi and even the shores of Lake Tanganyika, all the while using simple, but comfortable tented camps and travelling in the company of a highly experienced guide. 

Southern Tanzania is in total contrast to the north of the country in almost every way. While the best known park in the north, The Serengeti, is between four and six thousand feet above sea level, the Selous lies almost at sea level. Think palms, massive rivers and lakes, hippos, crocs and myriad birdlife.

Ruaha meanwhile is epic dry country and home to some of the largest herds of buffalo in Africa. With it's thriving lion and leopard populations, prodigious numbers of antelope from roan and sable to lesser and greater kudu, expect game viewing that rivals any park in the continent, particularly in the dry season between June and October.

Contact us to find out more about our mobile safaris in Southern Tanzania