Nyerere National Park Safari

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What is the size of the park: 30,893km2
When was the park established in 2019 (Part of the great Selous Game Reserve)

Nyerere National Park was formed fairly recently in 2019 by taking over the northern part of the famous Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania. A Game Reserve is similar to a National Park except that the latter is administered by a different organization within TANAPA, and is therefore subject to closer and highly professional management. The name of the Park is in recognition and in honor of the memory of Tanzania’s founding father of the nation, the late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.

With a truly massive wilderness area in East Africa, this National park has an undisturbed ecology and can be considered to be more remote, pristine and unspoilt compared to the more visited parks in Tanzania, such as Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire. The park is home to an intact and diverse range of wildlife exhibiting significant predator and prey relationship. The great Rufiji River, the largest river in Tanzania, which flows into the Indian Ocean and has a healthy population of hippo and crocodiles,flows through the northern part of the park and is one of the tourist attractions here. The river is very picturesque and a designated photographic zone. The Nyerere Park, as this destination is also referred to as, is among the best wildlife areas to spot some of the fascinating wild animals of Africa. Tourists naturally have many questions when planning a trip here especially as this is a remote part of East Africa, and we often get all kinds of questions ranging from when is the best time to visit Nyerere Park or details on the park entrance fee applicable for tourists or even information on how to get here from Arusha or Dar es Salaam and book a safari to this magical destination. We try to answer most if not all your questions through this website in a timely manner.

As regards Accommodation inside the park, there are several Tented Camps offering a quality experience such as Serena Mivumo River Lodge, Sand Rivers, Selous Serena Camp, Beho Beho Camp, Mbuyu Safari Camp, Rufiji River Camp and Stiegler’s Gorge Camp.

Therefore if you need any information or recommendations for your trip to this premium national park in Africa, please us via email. We’re also available on Whatsapp Chat.

There are several exciting activities one can enjoy in Nyerere National Park. The most exciting of these has to be the River Boat Safari which involves spotting wildlife from the comfort of a boat on parts of the Rufiji River, exploring channels, lagoons and swamps. This unique activity is quite popular and a fantastic way to explore the park. Another unique experience is visiting a traditional village. The village visit allows visitors a revealing cultural experience that allows insight into the special and unique way of life of the local people living around this park. Visitors to the park can also enjoy a selection of other excursions such as nature treks, sundowners and romantic bush meals.

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