Nyerere National Park
Nyerere National Park, originally known as the Selous Game Reserve, is Africa’s largest stand-alone national park spanning a vast area in southern Tanzania. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it usually features on a Southern Circuit safari. A massive wilderness area four times the size of the Serengeti, the Nyerere National Park supports some of the biggest herds left in Africa, an estimated 30,000 elephant and 200,000 buffalo, as well as large herds of plains game call the reserve home. There are plenty of hippo, crocodiles, zebras and giraffe and it is also a terrific area to see rare and endangered African wild dogs (also called painted wolf). A birder's paradise, expect to see a huge number of species, with around 450 birds having been recorded in the park.
- Discover one of the largest reserves in the world
- Witness a huge elephant and buffalo concentration
- Immersive boat trips along the Rufiji River
- Sensational game viewing, including rare and endangered African wild dog
- Home to renowned, ultra-luxury safari camps and lodges
- 4WD Safari
- Boat Trip
- Guided Walking Safari
- Fly Camping
Nyerere National Park Map
Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Nyerere National Park.
African Fish Eagle
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