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Custom Safaris in Southern Tanzania

Booking a Safari in Africa can be a once in a life time event so at Tatanca Safaris & Tours, we work hard to make sure that your time with us is unique and memorable.

As one of the most reputable Safari & Tour companies in the Iringa region, operating since 2006, we focus on the Southern Circuit of Tanzania as this is our home and we are intimately familiar with the land, the animals and the people.  Locally owned by Tanzanian, Dennis Ngede, who is passionate about nature, he recognized the need for a professional safari company in the relatively untouched Southern Circuit.

We specialize in 'Off the Beaten Track Adventures' where we combine the traditional game drive with other intriguing attractions such as rock paintings, meteorite craters, bat caves, and Masai bomas which are often not listed in guidebooks.  The Southern Rift Valley is rich in both amazing geological sites as well as unforgettable cultural activities.  Even our lions behave differently in the Southern Parks compared to the acclimatized ones in the Serengeti (they climb trees there to get away from the convoys of safari vehicles) and our elephants have been responding to the extreme pressures of poaching as many females are now being born tuskless (read more here)

We offer game drives, mobile camping and adventure trekking in all the Southern Parks including:

  • Ruaha National Park
  • Udzungwa National Park
  • Mikumi National Park
  • Selous Game Reserve
  • Kitulo National Park
  • Saadani National Park

As well, we offer unique customized tours to such locations as the Mufindi Tea Farms, Mbeya Coffee Farms, Mtema Beach on Lake Nyasa (second deepest lake in Africa), along with Kalambo Falls (which has a drop of 215m  and is one of the highest waterfalls in the world)  Leave the sound of the safari vehicle behind and enjoy Sagoma dancers (and perhaps join in) as well as get a feel for the local life here in Tanzania.

Our experienced and well-trained driver/guides are professionals who have excellent knowledge of wild-life and natural history in general, with an average of 15 years in the safari industry. Our English speaking team (from the front office to the field) provides memorable customer service and are trained in essentials such as customer care, wilderness guiding and first aid. 

Karibu to The Heart of Africa as you always dreamed it would be!


Southern Tanzania Safaris

Going on a safari in Southern Tanzania is like a step back in time.  The areas are relatively untouched and you are one of few moving through the parks.


Safari Reviews From Our Clients

We encourage you to read the experiences of your fellow travelers while in Southern Tanzania.