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  • A great holiday and many thanks to you for putting it together; we really enjoyed ourselves. Overall the camps were very good and the staff and the service they provided were excellent. Very much enjoyed the remoteness and visitor density at Ruaha. For example on one drive we spent about an hour with a cheetah and never saw another land rover (in fact if a recall correctly we didn’t see another vehicle for the entire drive). I don’t think you get that in the Mara or even on the northern Tanzania circuit! We would certainly recommend the holiday, and Safari Consultants to anyone that was think of going on safari. We will be going back to Africa in the future, when we do we will certainly be in touch again.

    Bob, Denise and Jean travelled to the Selous and Ruaha in southern Tanzania
Selous boating safari on Rufiji River, Tanzania

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Mikumi abuts the north-western border of the vast Selous Game Reserve and is cut in two by the main Dar es Salaam to Iringa road. The park, Tanzania’s fourth largest at around 3200 sq.kms, is dominated by the Mkata floodplain and is one of the best areas to see eland, the largest antelope species.

Other game includes lion, elephant, Nyasa blue wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe and wild dog. Bird species number over 400. Ease of access and with a good network of roads make Mikumi a popular park to visit from Dar es Salaam, or if driving to Ruaha.

Day excursions to the remote and forested Udzungwa Mountains National Park can also be taken (there is no permanent accommodation in Udzungwa but the park does have a number of excellent walking trails). Udzungwa is an important birding area with four species endemic including the Udzungwa forest partridge only ‘discovered’ in 1991.

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