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Selous Game Reserve
(Nyerere National Park)

A newly established Park is part of what is known as Selous Game Reserve, founded in 2019 and covering over 30,000 square kilometres, now the largest National Park in Africa.

Nyerere National Park is one of the largest conservation areas in the world and perhaps the most pristine wilderness remaining in Africa. It is not too much to say that nature in the park is at the same time rough and beautiful, barren and generous, but few people would deny that it was touching.

The environment is striking and diverse, a mass of labyrinthine watercourses framed by spectacular Borassus palms, ever-changing thickets, and a miombo savanna. Here roam the mightiest population of elephants in East Africa and the enormous buffalo to be seen anywhere on the African continent.

The park is the world’s most significant stronghold for the highly endangered wild dog and many lions, leopards, buffaloes, and hippos. Species commonly seen are bushbucks, red and blue duikers, elands, hartebeests, hyenas, giraffes, oryx, reedbucks, impalas, waterbucks and zebras.

The park has the most extensive range of safari activities, from Romantic Boat Safari along the Great Rufiji River, legendary fly camping trips, walking, and classic game driving in thriving wildlife areas.



Why Visit Selous Game Reserve (Nyerere National Park)

  • Wild Nature
  • All the plain mammals of East Africa can be encountered.
  • Best chances of seeing a wild dog, but still no guarantee
  • Closeness to nature, thanks to good walking facilities and boat trips
  • The rough but exceptional beauty of the natural environment
  • A feeling of solitude because of the small number of visitors

Tourism Activities

  • Wildlife safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Boat safaris and canoeing
  • Bird watching
  • Sport Fishing

Getting There

  • Drive from Dar es Salaam
  • Scheduled and Charter flight from Arusha, Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam.

Best Time to Visit

  • The dry season, June to October, is the best time to visit the park (for ease of game viewing). The short rains fall in November and December, followed by a partial drying out in January and February. After that, the long showers follow, ending in early May.

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