Tanzania’s wild south is remote, which is one of the many reasons we love it. The best way into the national parks and reserves is by light aircraft, and conveniently many of the finest camps and lodges in the region have their own private airstrips, so your bush pilot can deliver you virtually to their doors.
The scenery here is majestic and completely unspoilt by man. The peaks of the Mahale Mountains rise up magnificently above the eastern banks of the great Lake Tanganyika, Ruaha’s globally important wetlands support more than 570 species of birds, and the Selous Game Reserve is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its biodiversity and the fact that the land here is entirely undisturbed.
These areas are heavenly for active travellers. The opportunities for walking, fly camping, and boating are too numerous to count. The Mahale Mountains National Park can only be explored on foot, which is an unforgettable experience as you track chimpanzee through the forest.