6 Day Southern Retreat

6 Day Southern Retreat

Short Overview

Mix world-class game drives with a little cultural discovery on this six day tour of Tanzania's Southern Circuit.

Two full days in Ruaha as well as a game drive in Mikumi National Park provide ample opportunities to spot the Big Five and more, and you'll finish your expedition with a relaxing day on an authentic Tanzanian farm in the Morogoro region.

It's a perfect blend of culture and adventure!

Why us ?
Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip


Details of 6 Day Southern Retreat


After breakfast, you'll make the drive to the Mikumi National Park. Sometimes called the most accessible corner of Selous and sometimes compared favourably to the open plains of the Serengeti, Mikumi is Tanzania's fourth largest national park and a game-viewer's dream.

The Mkata Floodplain is the park's most dominant feature, and it is here that antelope fans will have their best chance to see the powerful Eland in large numbers. Bird watchers will also find a huge variety of feathered favourites within the park, with more than 400 bird species residing within the park's borders.


You’ll have the opportunity to take one last game drive through the rambling wilderness before making the trip to Ruaha.

A forested park with rolling hills and a hot, dry climate that means animals tend to stick close to the water sources. This makes for fantastic game viewing opportunities, and the park’s isolation means it is considerably less crowded.


Ruaha’s position as a middle ground between traditional savannah and woodlands means that it provides unique game-viewing conditions.

During your two day-long explorations of the park, you’ll see everything from traditional game such as buffalo, zebra, lions, and elephants to less common sights such as the Kudu, African Wild Dog, and sable antelope.


You'll make your way to the idyllic Morogoro region for an afternoon and evening farm-stay at a working chili farm. Surrounded by the sounds of nature and away from the concerns of day to day life, you'll have time to clear your head before returning to reality.

Bird-watchers will be especially pleased with the area, as more than 200 species of birds have been spotted on the property.


After breakfast, you'll take a picnic lunch along for the drive back to Dar Es Salaam.


Itinerary in Brief


  • DAY 2 - MIIKUMI - RUAHA NATIONAL PARK. Game drives. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3 - RUAHA NATIONAL PARK. Game drives. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 4 - RUAHA NATIONAL PARK. Game drives. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 5 - RUAHA NATIONAL PARK. Game drives. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 6 - RUAHA - MOROGORO. Farmstay. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 7 - MOROGORO - DAR ES SALAAM. Transfer. (B,L)

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner


  • No flying means maximum sight-seeing.

  • Look for the Big Five in Mikumi National Park.

  • Explore the massive Ruaha National Park.

  • Experience an authentic Tanzanian farm experience in Morogoro.

  • See endangered or uncommon animals such as African Wild Dogs, Sable antelope, and Kudu.

  • Avoid the tourist crowds with three wild, beautiful parks.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.