National Park

Nyerere National Park

Tanzania's largest national park, a haven for diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.

Tanzania
Location
30,000 km²
Geographic Size
June to October
Best Time to Visit

About Nyerere National Park

Nyerere National Park, formerly part of the Selous Game Reserve, is now Tanzania's largest national park, named in honor of the country's first president, Julius Nyerere. Spanning over 30,000 square kilometers, it encompasses some of the most untouched and diverse ecosystems in Africa. The park is renowned for its rich wildlife populations, includi...

When to go

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Seasons

June - October
Best time to go
Optimal wildlife viewing with dry weather conditions.
November - February
Shoulder Season
Hot and humid, with short rains, offering a balance between wildlife viewing and bird watching.
June - October
High Season
Dry season, ideal for wildlife viewing as animals congregate around water sources.
March - May
Low Season
Wet season, characterized by heavy rains, making some areas inaccessible but scenery is lush.

What to do

Wildlife

Nyerere National Park's vast and varied landscapes are a sanctuary for diverse wildlife, offering one of the most authentic safari experiences in Africa.

Lion

Common

Elephant

Common

Black Rhino

Rare

Cheetah

Occasional

Hippo

Common

Hyena

Common

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Common

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
The park is generally safe under the guidance of experienced tour operators. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and malaria prophylaxis are recommended for travelers to Tanzania.
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
Access to Nyerere National Park is often via road from Dar es Salaam, which can take several hours, or by chartered flights from major cities to airstrips within the park, offering a quicker and scenic arrival.
Getting Around
Safari vehicles are the primary means of exploring the park, with boat safaris along the Rufiji River offering a unique perspective on the wildlife and landscapes.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania require a visa, obtainable on arrival or online through the eVisa system, ensuring access to the country's national parks and conservation areas.
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