The sheer vastness of southern Tanzania makes for some spectacular game viewing and superb African vistas. An additional benefit of a visit to the southern circuit is the remoteness of the location, which means that most visitors rarely see another car during their long game drives.
Whereas wildlife and big game are the focus of the northern circuit, a trip to the parks of southern Tanzania allows visitors to learn in-depth knowledge about complex ecosystems and diverse living creatures that are usually skimmed over in more crowded areas. A visit to the southern circuit is a trip into an unexplored and wild Africa.
On the southern Swahili Coast, the little-visited old town Mikindani is a good base for diving explorations and trips to the abandoned ruins of the ancient Swahili trading post. The old German boma in Mikindani is also a historical site of interest.