Nyerere National Park was established in November 2019 from part of the legendary Selous Game Reserve which was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982 due to its diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature. The Nyerere National Park is now Africa’s Largest National Park. The Park with a staggering size of 30,893km2 hosts one of the world’s largest concentrations of wildlife. The collection of wildlife both in diversity and abundance is astounding. Visitors to this vast sanctuary will be able to witness a wide range of wildlife species both rare and common.
The park hosts the famous ‘Big Five’ and some rare species of antelopes like Roan, Sable, Brindled Gnu, Lichtenstein hartebeest, Kudu etc.
Located in Southern Tanzania and far from the madding crowds of the Northern circuit this magnificent ecosystem remains virtually untouched by man. With only a handful of safari camps and very few visitors it is largely undiscovered, utterly pristine, it remains the last wilderness frontier.
Originating from the Rufiji River – the park’s lifeline – a network of channels, lakes, lagoons, sandbanks and swamps form one of Africa’s most outstanding ecological systems – giving life to abundant game, and extraordinary bird life.
The habitats include Acacia savannah, wetlands and extensive miombo woodlands.
Nyerere National Park is located at an altitude between 100 and 400 meters
Dry season sets in during June to November.
The rainy season Jan –April
Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Nyerere National Park is June to October which is also the high season. Wildlife is much easier to watch during the dry season, when the animals gather at water points as well as the presence of thinner vegetation.
The rainy season is wonderful for birdlife and lush scenery .
Nyerere National Park is accessible either by regular charter flight into the Park (Daily flights) from Dar, Kilimanjaro & Arusha, or by road from Dar es Salaam city (5 hrs Approximately).
As for accommodation, supremely private luxury tents at pristine locations overlooking the mighty rufiji inside the reserve for the high end travelers or accommodation in bandas or camping a few kilometers outside the reserve is suitable for the budget travelers.