Tourism in Southern Circuit of Tanzania is comprised of Morogoro, Iringa, Njombe, Ruvuma, Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa and Katavi regions. The region has a vast endowment of tourism assets which includes National parks, reserves, cultural and historical attractions. In Southern Circuit Tourist can carry out wildlife view, photographic, walking safaris, night game drives, boat safaris and canoeing, spot fishing, mountains and hill climbing, swimming, bird watching, traditional dancing, traditional cooking, perform camp fire and more tourist activities.
In Southern Circuit of Tanzania, tourist can enjoy seeing several beatifuly topographical features such as mountains, hills and plateaus covered with thick forest, grasses, flowers and different wildlife species such as elephants, lions, leopards, girraffe, buffallos, hipopotamus, zebras and many others . Also, tourist can observe nice looking lakes such as like Nyasa, Tanganyika, Rukwa, Ngosi, Ngwazi and attractive rivers basins like Rufiji, Ruaha, Rukwa, Ruhuhu, Ruhuji and Kilombero to mention few. Tourists can enjoy diverse cultural activities from different tribes in Morogoro, Iringa, Njombe, Ruvuma, Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa and Katavi regions.
Tourist are encouraged to go in Morogoro, Iringa, Njombe, Ruvuma, Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa and Katavi regions. In these areas will visit National Parks (Nyerere, Mikumi, Udzungwa, Ruaha, Kitulo, Katavi, Mahale), Game Reserves (with Selous and Mpanga Kipengele), two rift valley lakes (Nyasa, Tanganyika, Rukwa, Ngosi, Ngwazi) and areas of cultural interest.
IMPROVEMENT OF ROAD NETWORKS
Southern Circuit is well connected to other tourism zones through land and air transport. In recent years, through sustained programmes, there have been major developments of quality road networks from major cities to the Southern Circuit. This has helped to ensure timely travel opportunities and exploration of the South by visitors.
IMPORTANT AREA TO EXPERIENCE IN SOUTHERN CIRCUIT
Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania second largest in Africa. It was gazetted a National Park in 1964. Mbozi meteorite is the most popular tourist attraction found in Songwe region. Weighing in at a cool 12 tons, the irregularly shaped Mbozi Meteorite – which lies on the southwestern slope of Marengi Hill, 70 kilometers west of Mbeya, off the road to Tunduma – is the world’s eighth largest known found in Songwe region. Katavi National Park is a Tanzanian national park created in 1974 and is located in Katavi Region. Lake Tanganyika is the longest Lake in Africa (720km long). It is the second deepest Lake in the world (1,470m deep) – second only to Lake Baikal in Russia. It is said to hold almost one fifth of the world’s available fresh water.
Kitulo national park having more than 300 different kinds of flowers making the park nicknamed as the garden of God or Flowers of Serengeti and different kind of plants. Udzungwa national park is found about 60km south of Mikumi along Mikumi - Ifakara road off the Dar es Salaam - Mbeya highway.