Nyerere National Park is the largest National Park in the country.  As a home to over 400 bird species and animals, the National Park is worth visiting for a photo safari by tourists who love exploring the world using a camera to keep the memories. While on a photo safari to Nyerere, you will get the chance to take photos of animals like giraffes, zebras, hartebeests, buffalos, wildebeests, lions, impalas, elephants and kudus among others and the bird species will include the African spoonbill, spur-winged lapwings, the fish skimmer and the white headed vultures among others.

. A photo safari is best carried out in the Northern part of the Park. A photo safari can be carried out all throughout the year with the birds coming in during the wet season and the game viewing for the dry season. You will need a few things to take you through the photo safari and some of these include:

  • A mirrorless camera
  • Lens cleaning cloth
  • A camera bag to keep everything safe
  • Binoculars to help with easy spotting of the wildlife
  • Good hike boots or shoes
  • A hat to protect yourself from the sun.

The clothes to take on the photo safari will depend on whether you are planning on visiting during the dry or wet season. As you start your safari, make sure that you listen to all that the tour guide advises you to do so as to minimize accidents.

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6 days photo safari in Nyerere

The 6 days photo safari will be spent exploring the National Park with our cameras. The safari will however not include personal shopping, international flight tickets, tips and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It will include all meals, bottled water, transportation within the National Park, accommodation and park entrance fees.

Duration           6 days and 5 nights

Type                  photo safari

Group size       6 people per vehicle

Destination     Selous

Cost                 $900

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Dar es Salaam

This will be your arrival date into the country and our representative will pick you up and take you to the hotel where you will be staying for the night as you prepare to officially start your photo safari.

Day 2: Dar es Salaam to Nyerere National Park

Day 2 is all about preparations. We will drive from Dar es Salaam to Selous and this will take us about 6 to 7 hours before we get to the National Park.  We shall get to the Park in the afternoon and book into the lodge that we shall be using for our photo safari and have lunch. After lunch we will be given tips on what to expect, the rules and guidelines that we need to follow and then have dinner in the evening as we prepare for the next few days of photography.

Day 3 -5: Nyerere National Park

From Day 3 to 5, we will explore the different parts of the National Park with our cameras taking as many photos as we can. We will use different types of transportation during these three days and for the first day (3rd day) we shall drive through the National Park taking close photos of the different animals that are around the banks of the River Rufiji. On the 4th day, we will drive to the Northern part of the Park very early in the morning and then walk to some hides to watch the birds in their natural habitats. The Park has a lot of birds that you can capture all throughout the morning and then after lunch, we shall drive around to get photos of the different animals. On the 5th day, we will take a boat ride along the River Rufiji for over 100 kilometres as we take photos of the many aqua animals that we will see. And this is the perfect chance to get too close to the animals that come to the banks of River Rufiji especially during the dry season.

All meals will be provided all throughout the three days from breakfast in the morning, lunch and a hot delicious dinner all prepared by a chef.

Day 6: Back to Dar es Salaam

After breakfast at the lodge, we will drive back to Dar es Salaam where you will catch your flight back home.