Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Amazing Kenya - a must visit
  2. 2 safari private lodges - % off rack rates
  3. 3 Trip Report Rwanda - Gorilla Trekking
  4. 4 Trip Report Uganda Visit - A beautiful Country
  5. 5 HELP WITH TOURS FROM EILAT TO PETRA
  6. 6 Uganda Visa
  7. 7 Trip Report Uganda Trip Report
  8. 8 First Sight at the Half the World-Iran
  9. 9 South Africa Adventure Activities - Help Needed
  10. 10 Trip Report Trip Report: June, 2016 S. Africa, Zambia and Malawi
  11. 11 Marrakech Itinerary - Desert or Atlas?
  12. 12 Trip to Petra
  13. 13 Dubai Desert Safari - Toddler Friendly?
  14. 14 Cape Town -safety
  15. 15 Tanzania Safari Itinerary Advice Needed - Mid-May 2017
  16. 16 Trip to Merzouga
  17. 17 Any advise on travelling in Morocco
  18. 18 Swaziland in January
  19. 19 MOROCCO FOR 10 DAYS
  20. 20 good internet connection option Meknes
  21. 21 Overnight train from Fez to Marrakesh
  22. 22 Trip report about self-driving in Northern Namibia for 2 weeks in May 2014
  23. 23 Safari - March 2017 Timbavati vs. Sabi Sands
  24. 24 Trip Report Pictures & Trip Report - Self-drive: South Africa & Namibia 2008
  25. 25 Tanzania Safari with OAT
View next 25 » Back to the top

Southern Tanzania June/July 2012

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone,

My wife and I have recently returned from a private safari to Selous and Ruaha with Authentic Tanzania. This was our second trip with Authentic and once again we had a wonderful time.

I would like to share my photographs of this safari with you all:
http://daymondimages.smugmug.com/

We travelled by road for the entire trip and although the unsealed sections can be quite horrendous, I wouldn't do it any other way. Some parts of the road, particularly Selous to Morogoro, had really deteriorated since our last trip in September 2009 but travelling through the village areas, and seeing traditional life going on as it has for ages, really made it worthwhile. I have promised myself that my next trip to Tanzania will be to photograph the people. There is so much beauty.

I was happy with Selous this time and we had some good sightings of lion. We left Selous off our 2009 itinerary as we were quite disappointed with it in early June 2007. Then the rains had lingered longer and the grass was still too high for good game viewing. This time was drier and we spent a lot of time around the lakes. It really is a beautiful place and our camp on Lake Nzerakera was superb.

The road from Mikumi to Iringa is now world class and is a joy to travel. However some Tanzanian truck drivers still manage to roll their trucks over. Ruaha was again a great experience and is my favourite park. It's getting a bit busier than it used to be but it is a vast wilderness area and you can still go a long time before you see other vehicles. We had great sightings of leopard, cheetah and lion. Even saw hyaena which I haven't seen in Ruaha before and a rare sighting of Klipspringers two days in a row. We camped under an enormous old baobab tree at the base of Kimilamatonge Hill, where the lions can be quite "friendly" (see the last couple of photos in my Ruaha gallery).

I will get stuck in and write a more detailed trip report in the coming weeks.

Steve

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement