Nyerere National Park is found in the southern part of Tanzania and is part of the less visited southern circuit Tanzania National Parks. Although it is less visited as compared to the Northern circuit Parks, it has a lot to offer like animals, bird species and the vast landscape waiting to be explored.
This 3 day safari will start in Dar es Salaam and a drive from the city to the Park will take about 6 to 7 hours. This is the perfect safari for tourists who are on a budget and have limited time for a safari because you get to spend fewer days and money but get to explore the Park to the fullest.
Tour length 3 days and 2 nights
Destination Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve)
Age range 8 to 90 years
Region Southern Circuit Tanzania
Cost $900 per person
Day 1: Dar es Salaam to Nyerere National park
We shall pick you up from your hotel room in Dar es Salaam and we shall officially start our safari. We will have a packed lunch with us that we will have while driving to Nyerere. The drive to Nyerere is exciting as you get to see the beautiful landscape, pass through villages and if we are lucky, we shall see a few animals crossing the road before we get to Selous. We arrive at the Park in the afternoon and take a drive past the hippo pool before retiring for the evening for dinner and an overnight stay at the camp.
Day 2: Game drive through Southern and Northern Selous
We will have an early morning breakfast and with our packed lunch drive towards the Northern Part of the Park for a wonderful birding experience. Most birds are best seen during the morning hours and this will be our first stop with some binoculars to watch the different bird species. Towards 10am, we will drive around the Park to get a close view of the animals before they start seeking shelter from the afternoon heat. All this will be done in the morning hours with a lunch break which we will have at the chosen picnic site. After Lunch, we will drive to the southern part of Selous which is separated into different parts meant for hunting. While here we will be able to see the vast number of animals that live within the park and the ones you should look out for include bushbucks, impalas, elephants, hippos, crocodiles in the River Rufiji, giraffes, wild dogs, baboons, lions, kudus, bushbucks and many more others. We shall spend 10 hours on day 3 exploring the Nyerere National Park.
Day 3: Nature walks and hot air balloon rides
On day 3, we will wake up at 4:00am to prepare for an early morning hot air balloon ride which will begin at around 5:30am to 7:00am. After the hot air balloon ride, we shall have breakfast at the camp and take a guided walk with a tour guide and an armed ranger through the Park as we get in touch with nature. It will take us an overall 2 hours to walk through the marked trail before heading back to our camp to pack up our things and drive back to Dar es Salaam. This will be the end of our 3 days safari in Nyerere.
Cancellation policy: you can always cancel your trip to Nyerere but it is better if it’s done a week before the start of your safari.
The safari will include:
- An experienced tour guide (will communicate in English)
- All meals will be provided (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Transportation from the airport and throughout the safari
- 4×4 vehicles for transport in the Park
- Accommodation as stated in the itinerary
- All park fees will be paid
The safari won’t include:
- Extra costs like tips, personal shopping and extra days spent after the safari
- Children below 8 years are not allowed on this safari
- No alcoholic beverages will be provided
no wheelchairs are allowed at the moment because Nyerere has no wheelchair trail but it’s been put into consideration.