Nyerere National Park

​Remote from the more popular National Parks and Reserves in the northern part of the country, the mighty Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve) retains the feeling of the true African bush.

South-west of Dar es Salaam the park is an unbelievable 55,000 sq km - almost twice the size of Belgium and four times larger than the famous Serengeti in the north, covering 5% of Tanzania’s land area.  Fed by the Rufiji River, the largest river in East Africa, this park is home to over 1,000,000 large animals and over half of Tanzania’s elephant population.

Visitors can enjoy comfort and excellent cuisine in the small lodges dotted around.

Places to stay in Nyerere National Park