Nyerere National Park


Nyerere National Park

Nyerere National Park is the ultimate wildlife haven that boasts of being Tanzania's largest and one of the largest in the world! Nestled in the south of Dar es Salaam, this park offers a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience for adventurous travelers seeking something different.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the life-giving waters of the Rufiji River, which flows through the heart of the park, offering the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with countless hippos, crocodiles, and a plethora of birdlife during a thrilling boating safari. With numerous tributaries, side streams, and small lakes, the Rufiji River is a vital lifeline for wildlife, providing them with abundant resources to thrive.

But that's not all - this park offers a perfect blend of traditional, land-based game drives, walking safaris, and water-based safaris, making it a fantastic value in a truly remote wilderness area. From open grasslands to Miombo woodlands, lakes, swamps, and riverine forests, this park boasts a diverse range of habitats for wildlife to call home.


Spanning over 30,000 square kilometers of diverse landscapes, Nyerere National Park is teeming with a variety of wildlife. Witness majestic herds of elephants and buffaloes, catch a glimpse of the elusive African Wild Dogs, and watch in awe as hippos and crocodiles roam the Rufiji waterways.

This park is also home to rare species of antelope such as Roan Antelope, Brindled Gnu, Lichtenstein hartebeest, sable antelopes, and Kudu. Keep your eyes peeled for predators like lions, hyenas, and leopards. Although sightings of rhinos are rare, the park is home to a small population. Cheetah sightings, however, are not common.

Bird enthusiasts will be delighted to know that the park boasts over 440 bird species, including rare ones like Pel's Fishing Owls and White Backed Herons.


Nyerere National Park offers a range of exciting activities to indulge in during Tanzania Safari Tours. Land-based game drives and walking safaris allow you to explore diverse landscapes and encounter a variety of wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, and rare antelopes.

A boating safari along the Rufiji River offers a unique opportunity to see hippos and crocodiles up close, while bird enthusiasts can spot over 440 species in the park.

The park also offers opportunities for fishing, camping, and cultural tours to learn about the local communities and their way of life. With so many exciting activities to choose from, Nyerere National Park promises an unforgettable adventure for all.

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