Nyerere National Park

Nyerere National Park – Formally Known As Selous Game Reserve

A newly established Park is part of what is known as Selous Game Reserve. The park has been established in the year 2019 and covers over 30,000 square kilometres, now the largest National Park in Africa.

It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to the diversity of its wildlife and undisturbed nature. Nyerere National Park boasts Tanzania’s largest population of Elephant and a large number of Lions, Leopard, African Hunting Dogs, Buffalo and Hippo. Species commonly seen are Bushbuck, Red and Blue Duikers, Eland, Hartebeest, Hyena, Giraffe, Oryx, Reedbuck, Impala, Waterbuck and Zebra. Yellow Baboon and Velvet, and Blue Monkey are always familiar sights, while Black and White Colobus families may sometimes be seen moving from tree to tree.

The birdlife in the Nyerere is prolific, and the 400 species recorded including the globally threatened Wattled Crane and the Corncrake. The quality of a safari matches the park’s beauty; the park has the widest diversity of safari activities ranging from Romantic Boat Safari along the Great Rufiji River, walking and compliment classic game driving in thriving wildlife areas.


  • Wildlife safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Boat safaris and canoeing
  • Bird watching
  • Sport Fishing
  • Camping safaris

Getting There:

  • Scheduled and Charter flights
  • Drive from Dar es Salaam or Mikumi National Park

Best Time to Visit:

  • The best time to visit the park (for ease of game viewing) is during the dry season, between June and February.