Nyerere National Park is located in the Southern part of Tanzania and covers approximately 55,000 square kilometers of pristine wilderness. The Selous Game Reserve split into Nyerere National Park to favor the first Tanzanian president. Initially, the land was allocated 30,000 square kilometers, joined four game reserves in 1922. The pioneer Game reserve was named after a naturalist, English hunter, and soldier in 1917. It has the largest population of elephants in Africa. Visitors are touring Nyerere National Park book accommodations at Nyerere (Selous) lodgings for dinner and overnight. All tourists are picked up in the morning at 8.00a.m; from the gate and dropped off in the evening around 6.00 p.m.
- Airport transfers
- Park fees/charges
- Pick and drop services
- Drinking water during the safari/tour
- Outdoor activities (as per the itinerary)
- Accommodation (as per the itinerary)
- A professional driver/guide
- Transportation; 4*4 Jeep, Van, or by air (as per the itinerary)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Meals; full board or half-board (as per the itinerary)
- Any other inclusion as indicated in the itinerary
- Insurance (where applicable)
- International flights charges and fares
- Tips and gifts to service providers
- Any personal item that you may need during the tour
- Additional government imposed taxes and/or park fees
- Drinks and meals outside the tour package
- Visa charges
- Additional accommodation (as you may choose)
- Any other charges that may arise in due time
You will be picked by our guide from the airport, or at your resident hotel. The elephant migration routes, thousands of elephants, and the Cape buffalos are shown. In addition, there are large mammals, which include vast pods of hippos, lion pride, African wild dogs, and the black rhinoceros families. The groups disappear to other areas of East Africa. The day involves viewing the 90,000 square kilometers of Selous ecology, which also covers the Mikumi National Park towards the north and the Kilombero Game Controlled Area towards the west.
The second day starts at 8.00 a.m. The varied terrain has huge groups of giraffes, which delicately feed on the acacia trees and the deciduous miombo woodlands. The walking safaris stop for tourists to take photos of wildebeest herds and grazing antelopes on the wooded grasslands to the north. The Rufiji River is located north of the park, ensuring that the herds remain alert for the pride of lions, which sleep in the sun.
The third-day tourists continue viewing the Great Ruaha River, which runs down the Nyerere National Park next to the Matambwe gate the North of Beho Beho Hills. The landscape has boiling volcanic springs, which run fast and rapidly. The river gorges at positions when long-crested eagles go hunting for the shrews and the baby monkeys.
The fourth day is set to watch the Rufiji River and its navigable network having stunning oxbow lakes and tributaries forming an inland delta. The delta has created a waterway that runs towards Mtemere Gate and joins the airstrip towards the east. The northern bank of the great Rufiji River is beautiful and designated for Tanzanian wildlife vacations. The area is set for the photographic safaris that people book with African Mecca.
The tourists arriving at 8.00a.m are picked up at the gate by a walking safari ready to watch the flat-headed acacias found in the savannah, giving way to the wide-trunked mahogany. The tourists enjoy watching the root-headed baobab trees in the deciduous forests. The doum palm trees above Lake Manze allow the gray-green-eyed crocodile to float with their lazy flicks and display their powerful tails. Other animals bask on the banks of the noonday sun.
The park has a vast area of deciduous miombo, palm groves, and the riverine forest. The African wild dogs with bright patches haunt the area and are visible with the walking safaris in Tanzania. Finally, upon the completion of your safari, you depart for Arusha/airport.