Nyerere National Park (former Selous Game Reserve)

The Nyerere National Park is the largest protected wildlife area in Africa. This UN World Heritage site is pristine, uninhabited and larger than Switzerland. Only in the Serengeti will visitors see a greater concentration of wildlife. Yet Nyerere boasts Tanzania’s largest population of elephants as well as large numbers of buffalo, hippo and wild dog. Other species commonly seen are lion, bushbuck, impala, giraffe, eland, baboon, zebra and greater kudu.

The topography of the park varies from rolling savannah, woodland, grassland plains and rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River and it’s tributaries, the Kilombero and Lumegu, which together cover the greatest catchments area in Eastern Africa. The Rufiji, which flows from north to south, provides the life-blood of the Nyerere. Sailing or rafting down the river is a superb method of seeing game, especially during the dry season between June and October.


  • Tanzania’s Largest Population of Elephants
  • Varying Topography
  • The Rufiji provides the life-blood of the Nyerere National Park

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