Southern Tanzania bestrides a convergence zone of Africa’s eastern and southern climates and habitats which helps sustain a very wide variety of mammals and birds in Ruaha and the Selous. The wildlife is less used to seeing humans so you have to work harder to find them, but the experience of walking through these spectacular remote places with a highly expert tracker is enthralling. The reward, when you encounter that pack of wild dog or leopard is all the sweeter.
Being able to walk and get onto the water by boat and canoe adds a liberating dimension to your family safari. Pause your canoe safari for brunch on a sandy island in the Rufiji River. Set off with your guide and a support team on foot to fly camp for a night deep in the Selous Game Reserve. These can be unforgettable family experiences and a privileged opportunity to enjoy a remote corner of our busy overcrowded world.
For a safari with a real difference let us take you to the forest clad Mahale Mountains which run down to the sparkling waters of Lake Tanganyika. This is the home of hundreds of chimpanzees which you can track and watch in company of expert guides. Just getting there is an odyssey which involves puttering along the lakeshore in a motorised dhow. But once you’re in Mahale, stay a while and revel in its glorious remoteness. After all, beach resorts don’t come any remoter than this.