Nyerere National Park

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Welcome To Nyerere National Park

About The Park

The ultimate wildlife haven of Nyerere National Park has the pleasure of being the largest wildlife refuge in Tanzania and one of the largest national parks in the world. Located in the south of Dar es Salaam, Nyerere offers an exclusive Tanzania Safari experience for adventurers looking for something a bit different from the typical.

The nourishing waters of the Rufiji River that flow through Nyerere’s heart offer the opportunity to get up close with hippos, Nile crocodiles, and countless species of birds.

Best Time To Visit

dry season, from June to October, is broadly regarded as the Best Time to Visit Nyerere National Park and explore its vast and diverse wilderness. During these months, the park experiences minimal rainfall, and the vegetation thins out, making it easier to spot wildlife that gathers around water sources.

  • The dry season also offers comfortable temperatures, ideal for game drives and boat safaris along the Rufiji River, which teems with hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species.
  • The green season, from November to May, can provide a unique and captivating experience.
  • This period, characterized by irregular rainfall, brings the park to life with lush vegetation, blooming flowers, and vibrant birdlife.
  • The landscapes transform into a verdant paradise, and the newborn animals dotting the plains add a touch of innocence and wonder to the safari.

While some roads may become impassable due to the rain, the green season offers a quieter and more serene atmosphere, with fewer tourists and the opportunity to witness the circle of life in action.


The park’s abundant waterways, including the mighty Rufiji River, attract a profusion of wildlife. Crocodiles glide stealthily through the water, while hippos lazily bask in the sun. The riverbanks serve as a bustling gathering point for thirsty animals. And provide a thrilling spectacle of predator-prey interactions, as predators lie in wait while herbivores nervously approach the water’s edge.

Furthermore, Nyerere National Park is a bird lover’s delight, boasting over 440 recorded bird species. From regal African fish eagles swooping down for a catch to colourful bee-eaters perched on branches, the avian diversity is awe-inspiring. The melodious calls of various bird species fill the air, creating a symphony of nature that accompanies your safari adventure.

With its bountiful wildlife, including rare and endangered species such as the African wild dog and the elusive black rhinoceros, the park offers an immersive and captivating experience that showcases the raw beauty and untamed spirit of the African wilderness.


Far removed from the hustle and bustle of the busy Northern Circuit Route, here are some of the best experiences that you’ll have on Nyerere National Park Safaris:

  • Abundant wildlife – Encounter Africa’s iconic “big five.”
  • Thrilling river safaris – Witness crocs and hippos up close.
  • Diverse birdlife – Over 440 bird species recorded.
  • Untouched wilderness – Explore vast and pristine landscapes.
  • Rare species sightings – Spot African wild dogs and more.

To cut a long story short, if you want Tanzania Safari Tours where you’ll be in the heart of the African wilderness with nothing but the sounds of the Bush and no crowds as far as the eyes can see, then Visiting Nyerere National Park is a must.


Nyerere's Untamed Beauty


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