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Nyerere National Park

Nyerere National Park, formerly known as the Selous Game Reserve, stands as one of the world's largest and most captivating wildlife sanctuaries, surpassing Tanzania's other national parks in size. Situated just South of Dar es Salaam, it offers an exceptional escape from mainstream tourist routes. The central attraction is the life-sustaining Rufiji river, winding its way through the heart of the park.

Hence, this rich diversity makes Nyerere National Park an exceptional value for those seeking an intimate encounter with nature in a truly remote and untouched wilderness. So, plan a memorable Tanzania Safari Tour and get a unique opportunity to witness nature's grandeur in its unspoiled glory.

Wildlife At Nyerere National Park

Nyerere National Park is a vast and diverse wildlife haven in Tanzania.

  • It boasts various wildlife including African elephants, buffalo, lions, leopards, wild dogs, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, and antelope species.
  • With over 450 recorded bird species, it's a paradise for birdwatchers.
  • Guided safaris offer game drives, boat safaris, and walking safaris to witness these incredible animals in their natural habitat.

As of 2021, this park is one of Africa's largest protected areas and an excellent destination for nature enthusiasts.

Activities At Nyerere National Park

Nyerere National Park offers a range of exciting activities for visitors to engage in the wilderness and experience the diverse wildlife. However, here are some of the typical Activities To Do At Nyerere National Park:

Boat Safaris:

Nyerere National Park is blessed with rivers and lakes, particularly the Rufiji River. So, boat safaris provide a unique perspective to spot hippos, crocodiles, waterbirds, and other animals.

Walking Safaris:

Guided walking safaris offer an intimate experience with nature. Accompanied by professional guides, you can explore the bush on foot.


The park is also a perfect destination for birdwatchers, with a vast array of bird species to observe. From water birds to raptors soaring in the sky, the park offers exceptional birdwatching opportunities.


Some lodges and camps in the park may offer catch-and-release fishing experiences on designated fishing spots. Also, the Rufiji River is home to various fish species, providing an additional activity for visitors.

Cultural Visits:

Some lodges and tour operators may arrange visits to nearby local communities to learn about the traditional culture and way of life of the local tribes.

Before engaging in any activities, it's essential to follow the guidance and instructions of professional guides for a safety and minimize environmental impact.

So, are you inspired now? Experience the wild wonders of Nyerere National Park with us today! Join thrilling game drives, boat safaris, and walking adventures.

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"It was a great 3 days safari, we had the chance to see all the animals with our experienced tour guide Ayoubo. "
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"Abraham met us at the Arusha airport, which was very nice. Suggested to take Tarangeti instead of lake Manyara . Glad that we did as we saw elephants , girafs more animals but the most important baobabs. "
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