Airstrip

Mtemere Airstrip

A gateway to the remote and wildlife-rich Nyerere National Park.

Tanzania
Location
June to October
Best Time to Visit
76 m
Altitude

About Mtemere Airstrip

Mtemere Airstrip serves as a crucial entry point to the Nyerere National Park, one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in Tanzania. It offers travelers an immediate immersion into the wild, untouched landscapes that are teeming with Africa's most iconic wildlife. The airstrip's remote location ensures visitors experience the unspoi...

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Seasons

June - October
Best time to go
Dry season offers the best wildlife viewing opportunities.
June - October
High Season
Dry season with easier wildlife spotting, fewer mosquitoes, and generally cooler temperatures.
March - May
Low Season
Heavy rainfall can make some areas inaccessible, but the reserve flourishes with greenery and birdlife.
November - February
Shoulder Season
Short rains bring freshness, fewer tourists, and a balance between wildlife viewing and scenery.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
While Tanzania is generally safe for travelers, it's advisable to take precautions against malaria and ensure you're up-to-date with vaccinations like yellow fever. Visitors should also follow the advice of their guides and lodge staff regarding wildlife and local conditions.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Mtemere Airstrip is primarily accessed via light aircraft from major cities like Dar es Salaam, Arusha, and Zanzibar. The flight offers a stunning aerial view of the vast Nyerere National Park and its winding rivers.
Getting Around
Safari camps and lodges typically arrange transport for guests, including game drives, walking safaris, and boat trips on the Rufiji River. Self-driving in the reserve is not common due to the challenging terrain.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania require a visa, which can be obtained upon arrival for many nationalities or in advance through Tanzanian diplomatic missions. Ensure your passport has at least 6 months validity and check the latest visa requirements specific to your country.
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