Nyerere National Park (Selous)
Serengeti, Nyerere National Park, Dar es Salaam/ Zanzibar
Tented Camp and Lodges
2nights Nyerere National Park (Selous)
-Full day game drive
-Half day boat safari
-Plenty of African Hunting Dogs and birdlife on the river
Arriving late afternoon. The guide from Camp /lodge will be at the airstrip waiting to greet you and take you to check in at the Camp/lodge.
This huge conservation area is a World Heritage Site and was gazetted into a National Park in 2019. Previously, named after Frederick Courteney Selous who died in the reserve. The National Park is north of the sprawling Rufiji River and is reserved for photographic safaris. The river is a myriad of wide open water, lakes and channels and Selous is the only reserve that offers boating safaris in addition to the more classic vehicle and walking safaris.
Nyerere is estimated to have one third of all Tanzania’s African Hunting Dog. The landscape is predominantly flat and covered with miombo trees. Lions and leopards join the Hunting dogs as prevalent predators in the reserve and there is a good variety of prey animals from wildebeest and buffalo to smaller animals like warthog and impala. The river supports a rich and varied bird life, the banks providing a nesting bank for the bee eaters and fishing grounds for Kingfishers.
Game drive enroute to the camp/Lodge
Evening: Dinner and overnight at a lodge/Tented camp in Nyerere National Park FB
The night before the guide will have discussed the options for today’s safaris, so you may have chosen an early morning walk departing camp at 0630 to return for a late breakfast at 0930 or an early bird game drive (0630- 1130) or else have a bit of a lie in and go out after breakfast at 0830 until lunch. A full day game drive option is also available departing 0830 and returning at 1600 for afternoon tea. An option of a half day game drive and an afternoon boat safari is among the option on this day.
Evening: Meals and overnight at a tented camp/Lodge in Nyerere National Park FB
An early walk or game drive brings you back in time for breakfast and the departure back to the airstrip for the onward flight to Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar.