Selous National Park


Larger than Switzerland and with just a handful of small camps, Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve) lies in southern Tanzania and affords travellers an exclusive and wild safari experience.   comprising miombo woodlands, open plains, wetlands and the Rufiji River. Nyerere National Park has a higher density and diversity of species than any other miombo woodland area. It is a key landscape for endangered wild dog, which share the reserve with plenty of crocodile, lion, leopard, hippo, elephant, black rhino, buffalo and more than 400 bird species.  


What to Expect

For a taste of true African wilderness, well away from the safari crowds, head to southern Tanzania. Selous Game Reserve dwarfs the Serengeti in size yet receives just a fraction of its visitorsSelous is home to vast numbers of animals, including the Big Five, and offers some of the best opportunities to see endangered African wild dogs.

Season & Climate

Nyerere National Park is easily reached from either Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar A relaxing break on an Indian Ocean beach is the perfect way to round off an action-packed safari. The main safari season is the long, dry season from June to October. This is when animals cluster around waterholes, rivers and lakes, making them easier to find.

How to Get There

The Selous Game Reserve can be accessed on a road safari however, when traveling from Dar es Salaam, there is a direct route that covers a distance of 240 km / 149 miles following the eastern road. The drive is bumpy and long taking you 6 to 7 hours which is nearly half a day’s drive.

Selous National Park (Nyerere) Activities

  • Birding
  • Walking Tour
  • Boat Safaris
  • Cultural Tour 

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