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4 Day Nyerere National Park Tanzania Safari | Nyerere Southern Tanzania Safari | 4 Days 3 Nights Nyerere National Park Road Safari | Nyerere National Park Safari Southern Tanzania | Nyerere National Park (Selous) Safari Holidays | 4 Days 3 Nights Tanzania Safari Wildlife Holidays Tours

Nyerere National Park

This is a wonderful 4-day Tanzania road safari to Nyerere National Park (formerly the northern part of Selous Game Reserve), a superb holiday destination for both family safaris and African honeymoons. This Southern Tanzania Safari begins with a drive from the metropolis of Dar es Salaam to the wild Nyerere National Park located in South-Eastern Tanzania (roughly 230 km – takes around 5-6 hours).

Nyerere National Park covers 30,893 square kilometers and is actually Africa’s largest stand-alone National Park, and one of the largest in the world. The park was carved out from the Selous Game reserve, a huge wilderness area and safari destination in Southern Tanzania.

The afternoon is spent on a leisurely boat cruise along the Rufiji River giving you a ground-level perspective of wallowing Hippos, cruising Crocodiles, and a myriad of birds and wildlife as they wander down to the river bank to drink.

At the end of our exciting day of game viewing in an open-sided safari vehicle, we head to the lodge/ camp in Nyerere National Park for dinner and overnight. Accommodation options include Serena Mivumo River Lodge, Selous Serena Camp, Mbuyu Safari Camp, Beho Beho Camp, Stiegler’s Gorge Camp, Rufiji River Camp, and Sand Rivers.

Day 2 & day 3 are spent on morning and afternoon game drives in an open-sided safari vehicle. As your safari is private your game drive timings are flexible, and useful if you are traveling with children, or are on a honeymoon. What animals will we see in Selous? Common wildlife sightings include Hippos, endangered wild Dogs, Wildebeest, and Lions, along with plenty of plains game such as Zebras, Giraffes, and a variety of Antelopes.

Nyerere National Park is home to the Big Five of Africa. In addition to Lions, Buffalos and Elephants are commonly sighted. Leopards are occasionally seen but Rhinos are only found in the southern part of Nyerere National Park.

There are plenty of Crocodiles and spotted Hyenas so the chances of spotting these carnivores are high. Antelope species include Sable, Puku, Greater Kudu, Eland, Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest, Bushbuck, Duiker, Klipspringer, Oryx, Waterbuck, and an abundance of Impalas.

Day 4 starts with an early morning bush walk safari with a guided armed ranger and later exit the park and drive to Dar Es Salaam arriving in the evening where our 4-day Southern Tanzania Safari adventure comes to a close. 

Selous Game Reserve Tanzania Highlights | What to See and Do

Fishing Trip: Fishing can be done on the Rufiji River.

Bird Watching: There are more than 400 different species of birds recorded in Nyerere National Park.

Hot Springs & Selous Grave: There are several Hot Springs hidden within the Beho Beho Hills and surroundings in Nyerere National Park.

Cultural Visits: You can visit a local village on the outskirts of Nyerere National Park, and walk around on the farms, seeing the different crops planted by the villagers.

Nyerere National Park Game Drive Safaris: Game Drives are the ideal way to see more of Nyerere National Park and its many different types of wildlife. The Game Drives are usually extended and taken in open-sided 4×4 vehicles. Halfway through the day, we stop somewhere scenic for a well-earned picnic lunch.

Boat Cruises (2 to 3 Hours): These are quite a unique experience – the Selous is one of the very few game reserves in Africa where you can view wildlife from the water and you have a much higher chance of seeing a larger variety of wildlife inside the park than outside. The boat trips allow you to watch animals come down to drink and enjoy the wonderful variety of birdlife.

Game Walks Are probably the most fascinating way to truly experience the wonders of Nyerere National Park.  Out of the 4WD vehicle and being on foot is a humbling experience in this vast, untouched land. Set at a leisurely pace, the walks are not intended to find big game; instead, it offers guests an education into the lives of the smaller animals as well as the birdlife, insects, flora, and fauna.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Drive to Nyerere National Park
Day 2: Full Day in Nyerere National Park
Day 3: Full Day in Nyerere National Park
Day 4: Nyerere National Park – Drive back to Dar es Salaam

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Dar es Salaam – Drive to Nyerere National Park

0700 Hours: Your Nyerere National Park 4 Days Road Safari Tanzania Tour starts with a pick up from your hotel in Dar es Salaam by our guide. The drive will be through some of the most scenic parts of Southern Tanzania.

1200 Hours: There will be a pause to have a picnic lunch on the way as you enjoy the scenic drive to Nyerere National Park. (Traveling time takes 6 – 7 hours).

1500 Hours: Upon arrival in Nyerere National Park you will check in to your lodge and then proceed for a boat trip to Rujiji River where crocodiles, hippos, and grazing game can be seen. We frequently surprise Buffaloes and Elephants on the banks, while we vie with the hippos for right-of-way. Rufiji River is especially rich in birds. These include Fish Eagles, Herons, Egyptian Geese, a myriad of storks, Bee-eaters, and Kingfishers.

1800 Hours: We return back to our accommodation for the night.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Kiba Point Luxury Camp, Sand Rivers Selous, Serena Mivumo River Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Selous Wilderness Camp, Selous Kinga Lodge, Selous Serena Camp
Budget Accommodation: Selous Sunset Lodge, Africa Safari Camp, Selous Mbega Camp

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Full Day in Nyerere National Park

0800 Hours: After breakfast depart for a full day game drive with packed lunch in the Nyerere National Park named after the explorer Frederick Selous. The Nyerere National Park is the largest protected wildlife reserve, a UN World Heritage site, and a pristine uninhabited area larger than Switzerland.

The topography of the park varies from rolling savannah woodland, grassland plain, and rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River and its tributaries. The wildlife in Nyerere National Park is particularly interesting as it attracts both east and southern African wildlife, both resident and migratory, and over 440 known species of birds.

Lions are particularly strong here and there are large numbers of Leopard. The park is home to over 50% of the remaining endangered African wild dog, and also hosts very good populations of Buffalo, Giraffe, Eland, Hyena, Sable, hippos, and crocodiles.

Other animals include Kudu, Baboon, Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala, Hartebeest, Colobus, and Vervet Monkeys along with over 450 species of bird. Activities are game drives and a walking safari. Together with an armed ranger or Masai guide, you explore the bush on foot.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Kiba Point Luxury Camp, Sand Rivers Selous, Serena Mivumo River Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Selous Wilderness Camp, Selous Kinga Lodge, Selous Serena Camp
Budget Accommodation: Selous Sunset Lodge, Africa Safari Camp, Selous Mbega Camp

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Full Day in Nyerere National Park

Full-day game drives with picnic lunches. Alternatively, you may decide to take a walking safari which is possible and offers a totally different experience to game drives, to approach animals on foot is a completely different experience than doing it in a vehicle.

It is also a chance to get close and personal with some of the finer details of the African bush, things like birds, trees, and plants. You can also extend your walking safari into a multi-day walking safari and walk from point to point, camping along the way  the ultimate in a Safari adventure.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Kiba Point Luxury Camp, Sand Rivers Selous, Serena Mivumo River Lodge
Mid-range Accommodation: Selous Wilderness Camp, Selous Kinga Lodge, Selous Serena Camp
Budget Accommodation: Selous Sunset Lodge, Africa Safari Camp, Selous Mbega Camp

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4: Nyerere National Park – Drive back to Dar es Salaam

0630 Hours: The day starts with an early morning bush walk safari with a guided armed ranger thereafter return back to the lodge for breakfast.

0900 Hours: After late breakfast, you drive to Dar Es Salaam arriving in the evening. Breakfast and lunchbox included.

1800 Hours: Arrive back in Dar es Salaam. Transfer you to your Hotel/ Residence

Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}

4 Days 3 Nights Selous Game Reserve Safari Tanzania Tour Prices

4-Day Nyerere National Park Tanzania Safari Rates Include:

Teas and coffees + Three meals daily + Bottled drinking water + Scheduled Safari activities + Park entrance fees in Nyerere National Park + Accommodation of your choice in Nyerere National Park + Services of our knowledgeable English-speaking driver/ guide + Pick up from your hotel in Dar-es-salaam and drop-off at your hotel + Return Road transfers from Dar-es-salaam to Nyerere National Park & Safari transport by 4 x 4 (Each Guest enjoys a window seat) with a roof hatch that pops up to enable easy game viewing and photography

Dates From Dates To Price Per Person Children Aged 3 to 12 Years
 1st January 2023 31st December 2023 Request for rates Request for rates

Notes:

* Private safari is available for a single traveler


4-Day Nyerere National Park Tanzania Safari Rates Do Not Include:

* Drinks
* Laundry
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)

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