Area: 30,893 km2
Location: Location in Tanzania
Nearest city: Morogoro City
How to get there: Nyerere National Park can be accessed by road safari from either Dar es Salaam or Arusha. By road distance varies from 184 km to 230 km depending on which gate or entry point of Nyerere National Park you want to have access.
What to do: There are several exciting activities one can enjoy in Nyerere National Park. The most exciting of these are the River Boat Safari which involves spotting wildlife within the comfort of a boat on parts of the Rufiji River, discovering channels, lagoons and swamps. The unique activity of exploring the park and visiting a traditional village is quite popular and a fantastic. One can also enjoy the nature treks, sundowners and romantic bush meals.
Nyerere National Park is actually Africa’s one of the largest stand-alone National Park, and one of the largest in the world. This park is located in the south Eastern Tanzania, roughly 230 kilometres by road from Dar es Salaam city to Mtemere Gate, and was engraved out from the Selous Game reserve, a huge wasteland area and safari destination in Southern Tanzania.
Nyerere Park claims of being the largest concentration of wild animals and a rich collection of wildlife which is abundant and assorted. The fact that this park is new and largely less frequented by tourists, here the animals are less exposed to humans. Huge numbers of Big Cats such as Lion, Leopard, Cheetah are found here along with other large Gaming animals such as Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Giraffe, Eland, Zebra, Wildebeest and other wildlife. The Park experiences bimodal rainfall season and the short rains fall in November and December and it is followed by a partial drying out in January and February. Thereafter, the long rains fall on early May.
Nyerere National Park has huge numbers of attractions that visitors can enjoy. Some of the best attractions in the park are the big Five, Large concentrations of elephants and Hippos. The Rufiji River is full of abundant wildlife, major population of African wild dogs to mention but a few. The Park is also gifted with beautiful and scenic sceneries which adds the beauty of this grand place.
In late 2019, With the new establishment of this park by the Tanzania Government and TANAPA (Tanzania National Parks Authority) expected that the park will develop further and will be managed more professionally for a better tourism experience.