Nyerere National Park was formerly called “Selous Game Reserve,” and in 2019 it gained national park status. It is the largest national park in Africa. Covering an area of 30000 square kilometers, it is the size of some small European countries. This park’s history and sense of mystique add to its attractions. It was named after Fredrick Courtney Selous, a well-renowned explorer and British Army Officer in the Royal Fusiliers. Selous was killed in combat along the Rufiji River, which flows through the Park. Today, it takes its name from Julius Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania, widely viewed as the father of the modern nation-state.
With its largest wilderness area in Africa, Nyerere National park has relatively undisturbed ecological and biological processes, including a diverse range of wildlife with significant predator and prey relationships.
The might Rufiji with its renowned population of hippo and Rhino flows to the Indian ocean. The river has been designated as a photographic zone and is a popular tourist destination.
The sheer volume of the game in the Nyerere is just outstanding!
Elephant, buffalo, and lion are found in greater numbers and the park, together with the remaining part of Selous has the last true stronghold for African wild dog
Visitors to this vast park will be able to enjoy the widest diversity of safari activities in the country, like boating safaris as well as standard game drives, walking safaris, and legendary fly camping trips.