Nyerere National Park

Now the Largest National Park in Africa, Nyerere National Park is a newly established Park which is part of what is known as Selous Game Reserve.

The name of the Park is given in honor of the founder of the Nation, the Late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere.

The Park has been established in year 2019 and cover an area of over 30,000 square kilometers.

With its largest wilderness area in Africa, Nyerere National park has relatively undisturbed ecological and biological processes, including diverse range of wildlife with significant predator and prey relationship.

The might Rufiji with its renown population of hippo and Rhino flows to Indian ocean. The river has been designated as a photographic zone and is a popular tourist destination.

The sheer volume of game in the Nyerere is just outstanding !

Elephant, buffalo and lion are found in greater numbers and the park, together with the remaining part of Selous has the last true stronghold for African wild dog

Visitor to this vast park will be able to enjoy the widest diversity of safari activities in the country, like boating safaris as well as standard game drives, walking safaris and legendary fly camping trips.

Nyerere National Park has a wide variety of vegetation zones, ranging from forests and dense thickets to open wooded grasslands and riverine swamps.

Groves of tall borassus and doum palms border the many small lakes and channels that flow from the confluence of the Rufiji and Great Ruaha Rivers.

The Rufiji River is Nyerere National Park striking feature: it is the largest water catchment’s locations in the region, and as such, is home to a plethora of varied water and bird life.


Wildlife: Nyerere National Park, together with Selous Game Reserve, boasts one of the world’s largest population of elephant.

But there are also wildebeests, giraffes, hartebeests, sable antelopes, greater kudus, elands, lions and leopards to be seen.

More interesting for real safari fanatics is the presence of the biggest population of wild dogs, one of the most endangered predators in the world.

More than 460 species of birds add to this sanctuary’s many attractions