The 3 days Nyerere National Park safari is the ultimate wildlife adventure and an excellent introduction to unspoilt Africa. Nyerere National Park is a gorgeous, distinct, and untouched safari destination. Among the many safari activities accessible in the park are game drives, bird watching, walking safaris, and boat safaris. The boat safari, in particular, differentiates this park from the others.
Because of the park’s numerous canals, boat safaris are an excellent way to see large animals and birds. Buffalo, elephants, lion prides, leopards, hyenas, eland, impalas, bush deer, and enormous Nile crocodiles in rivers and lakes are among the most plentiful species and reptiles in Africa. Its flora and wildlife are stunning. The birdlife in this area is also exceptional, with nearly 400 species identified.
A DETAILED ITINERARY: 3 DAYS/2NIGHTS NYERERE NATIONAL PARK SAFARI
Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Nyerere National Park
Your driver guide will pick you up from your hotel/Airport and Drive to Nyerere National Park. Nyerere is Africa’s largest game park, four times the area of the Serengeti. It has a diversified topography that includes hot volcanic springs, isolated lakes, and channels from the Great Ruaha and Rufiji rivers.
The Nyerere National Park is Africa’s largest conservation area, encompassing a diverse range of wildlife habitats like lakes, open grassland, acacia, miombo woodland, and riverine forests. The park’s geography ranges from rolling savannah woodland to grassland plains and rocky outcrops carved out by the Rufiji River and its tributaries. The Kilombero and Luwegu rivers, which together encompass the largest catchment area in East Africa and run from north to south, constitute the park’s lifeblood. Sailing or rafting along the Rufiji River is an excellent way to see wildlife.
Nyerere National Park, Africa’s largest protected wildlife area, was designated a “World Heritage Site” by the United Nations in 1981 due to its unique ecological importance. Nyerere is larger than Switzerland or Denmark, with an area of approximately 54,600 square kilometers. The park is home to Tanzania’s largest and most important elephant, buffalo, and wild dog populations in Africa. There are almost 60,000 elephants in Tanzania, as well as a large number of hippo; other species usually observed include lions, bushbucks, impalas, giraffes, eland baboons, zebras, greater kudu, and others. Waterbuck and reedbuck congregate near the lake’s shore, which is connected to the Rufiji River. Selous is also a popular location for birdwatchers, with over 420 endemic species documented. In the evening, return to the camp for the night.
- Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Lodge (FB)
Day 2: full day nyerere national park
Early in the morning, after a cup of tea or coffee, transfer to Mtemere Gate for Walking through the park with an armed ranger takes around 2 to 3 hours; upon arrival at your pick-up point, you will be brought back to the lodge for breakfast. Following that, do short game drives till lunch, which will be served at the lodge.
A boat safari in the afternoon is another alternative for wildlife viewing on the Rufiji River; it is a unique experience because Nyerere is the only park in Tanzania and East Africa that offers this choice. The Rufiji River is one of the most beautiful rivers in Tanzania, and it is navigable all year. One of the things that makes Nyerere such a terrific spot to come is the opportunity to get out of the vehicle and watch the game from a boat.
- Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Lodge (FB)
Day 3: drive back to Dar es Salaam
Nyerere National Park is Africa’s largest protected wildlife area, and the United Nations designated it as a “World Heritage Site” in 1981 due to its unique ecological importance. Nyerere is larger than Switzerland or Denmark, with an area of approximately 54,600 square kilometers. Tanzania’s largest and most important elephant, buffalo, and wild dog populations are found in Nyerere. There are almost 60,000 elephants in Tanzania, as well as a large number of hippo; other species usually observed include lions, bushbucks, impalas, giraffes, eland baboons, zebras, greater kudu, and others. Waterbuck and reedbuck congregate near the lake’s shore, which is connected to the Rufiji River. Selous is also a popular site for birdwatchers, with over 420 endemic species documented. Return to the camp after morning game drive for check-out, and then drive back to Dar es Salaam for your flight home.
- Dinner and overnights are not applicable.
- Accommodation for the duration of the safari
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up viewing roof
- Professional guide(driver)
- Park fees, including taxes
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Bottled Water
- Airport transfers (Julius Nyerere International Airport, DAR)
- Expenses for optional activities
- Expenses for personal spending, e.g., souvenir purchases, etc.
- Drinks (alcoholic and soft drinks)
- Visa fees
- Tips or gratuities
- Optional beach holidays or Kilimanjaro climbs
- Travel insurance
Kindly get in touch with us to know the price for this tour and to make a booking. Either a private expedition or joining a group are options for this 8 Days Nyerere National park Safari from Dar es Salaam. If you want to be a part of a group, send us your inquiry, and we’ll help you join a group. The same goes for those interested in a private tour!