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Nyerere national park

Nyerere National Park, formerly known as Selous Game Reserve, stands as the largest national park in Africa, spanning an impressive 30,893km2 in southeastern Tanzania. Named after Frederick Selous, a renowned naturalist, explorer, and soldier, this expansive park boasts one of the world’s most significant concentrations of wildlife.

This vast sanctuary offers visitors a remarkable experience with an astonishing variety and abundance of wildlife, including both rare and common species. Nyerere National Park is home to the famous ‘Big Five’ and features unique antelopes such as the Roan Antelope, Brindled Gnu, Lichtenstein Hartebeest, Kudu, and others.

At the heart of the park lies the Rufiji River, a vital lifeline with an extensive network of waterways serving as the primary water source for thousands of animals. Embark on a captivating boat safari along the rivers and wetlands to witness the thriving wildlife, including the 40,000 resident hippos and a substantial population of crocodiles, giraffes, and elephants navigating the waters.

Explore the national park on foot through an exhilarating walking safari or venture off-road in a guided safari vehicle to discover the incredible wildlife. Nyerere National Park promises an unforgettable adventure amidst nature’s grandeur, making it a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

Best Time to visit Nyerere National Park

The best time to visit the  Nyerere national park is during the dry season of July to October. Even though this is peak season, you still won’t encounter the usual crowds of the more popular northern parks. With thinning vegetation and retreating water sources, you’ll have prime wildlife viewing opportunities.

The wet season runs from October to May, and is best for birdwatching, spotting newborn animals, and photography around the lush, green scenery. However, the heaviest rains fall from March to May, and many lodges and roads close during this period and not the best time to travel there

How To Get To Nyerere National Park?

By Road: Covering approximately 250km, the road route from Dar es Salaam to Nyerere National Park takes you through the scenic path via Kibiti.

By Air: Explore hassle-free travel options with regular flights connecting Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, and Arusha to various small airstrips within the park.

What Activities Are There To Do In Nyerere National Park?

Game Drives Discover the wonders of Nyerere National Park through exhilarating game drives. Marvel at the abundant wildlife, including Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, and the rare African Wild Dog – creating unforgettable game viewing experiences.

Experience the Unique Boat Safaris Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Selous Game Reserve with rare water-based wildlife viewing opportunities. Glide along the river, unwind, and witness the fascinating wildlife from a unique perspective during relaxing boat safaris.

Unforgettable Nature Walks (Walking Safari) Delve into the heart of nature with captivating walking safaris. Explore the vast and untamed natural reserve, gaining insights into smaller species and the diverse ecosystem. Unforgettable moments await as you walk amidst the stunning landscapes of Nyerere National Park.

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