Join us on an unforgettable 3 Days safari from Zanzibar to Nyerere National Park (former Selous)! In the heart of Tanzania lies a haven of untamed beauty, where the Rufiji River meanders through vast landscapes and wildlife roams freely across sprawling plains – welcome to Nyerere National Park, formerly known as Selous Game Reserve. This immersive safari experience, curated by us at Safari Desire, beckons adventurers to explore the wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Once known as the Selous Game Reserve, Nyerere National Park pays homage to Frederick Selous, a legendary explorer and conservationist. Renamed in recent times, the park is not just a testament to Tanzania’s commitment to preserving its natural heritage but also a nod to the rich history woven into its landscapes. This vast expanse, larger than Switzerland, boasts a diversity of ecosystems, making it a living museum of Africa’s ecological evolution.

Best Time to Visit to do this 3-Day Safari from Zanzibar to Selous

To truly appreciate the allure of Nyerere National Park, timing is key. While the park welcomes visitors throughout the year, the dry season from June to October is often touted as the optimal period. During these months, the wildlife congregates around water sources, providing unparalleled opportunities for observation. The skies are clear, the temperatures are moderate, and the landscapes come alive with the vibrant hues of nature.

What to Do on the 3 Days Nyerere National Park from Zanzibar

3-Days Nyerere Selous Safari from ZanzibarNyerere National Park is a canvas painted with diverse experiences. Safari Desire invites you to embark on boat trips along the Rufiji River, where ancient crocodiles bask in the sun and hippos frolic in the shallows. Game drives through the park’s varied terrain offer encounters with elephants, lions, giraffes, and a plethora of bird species. For those seeking a more intimate connection with nature, ranger-guided walking safaris unveil the secrets of the ecosystem, led by knowledgeable guides armed not just with expertise but a passion for conservation.

At Safari Desire we recognize that every traveler is unique, and preferences vary. Whether you seek the vibrancy of the dry season or the lush greenery of the wet season, the company offers customizable experiences. Tailor your safari adventure to align with your ideal time, ensuring your journey through Nyerere National Park is not just a tour but a personalized exploration of the wild.

3 Days Nyerere Safari from Zanzibar – Where to stay?

As you venture into the heart of Nyerere National Park, Safari Desire ensures your retreat is both comfortable and immersive. The midrange lodging options provide a perfect balance, offering respite without compromising the thrill of the wilderness. For those yearning for heightened luxury, standard luxury or even higher-end alternatives are seamlessly integrated into the offerings. Every accommodation choice is selected to enhance your connection with nature, ensuring that each night is a sanctuary amidst the symphony of the African wild.

Safari Desire stands as your gateway to the untamed beauty of Nyerere National Park. Our commitment to personalized, eco-conscious tourism ensures that your adventure not only fulfills your wanderlust but also contributes to the conservation of this extraordinary ecosystem. Join us on this safari retreat, where every moment is a brushstroke on the canvas of Africa’s untamed allure. Want to venture up north? Check out our 3-day Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar.

Additional information

Duration3 Days
LocationNyerere National Park (Former Selous)
Family Friendly?Yes

3-Day Nyerere National Park Safari from Zanzibar; Itinerary

Day 01 – Zanzibar – Flight to Nyerere National Park (Formerly Selous)

Your adventure begins with a picturesque flight from Zanzibar to Nyerere National Park. As you soar above the azure Indian Ocean and the coastal landscapes, excitement builds for the untamed wonders that await. Touch down in the heart of Nyerere, where your seasoned safari guide welcomes you to the realm of pristine wilderness.

Arriving at your midrange lodging, a haven nestled in the heart of nature, or just outside the park’s boundaries, you’re treated to a welcome feast that sets the tone for the culinary delights to come.

Nyerere National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, unfolds along the banks of the Rufiji River, a lifeline for the diverse wildlife that calls this haven home.

After a hearty lunch and some rest at your lodge or tented camp, the afternoon unveils the first chapter of your safari with a boat trip along the Rufiji. Glide through the waters where ancient crocodiles bask in the sun, hippos laze in the shallows, and a panorama of grazing wildlife decorates the riverbanks. As the sun dips below the horizon, retire to your lodge or camp for an evening of relaxation, a sumptuous dinner, and the enchanting sounds of the African night.
Overnight at the Selous Safari Lodge just off the Rufiji River bank in a nice bushy setting, or Nyerere Nat.

Day 2:          Explore Nyerere National Park Exploration

Awaken to the symphony of the wild as you venture into a full day of game drives through the expanses of Nyerere National Park. Named after the legendary explorer Frederick Selous, this reserve stands as a testament to Africa’s untouched beauty. The topography unfolds in a mesmerizing display, from rolling savannahs to rugged rocky outcrops, creating a backdrop for an abundance of wildlife.

Elephants amble through the grasslands, lions survey their domains, and giraffes elegantly traverse the landscape. The air is alive with the calls of birds in the morning, with over 440 bird species recorded in this birders haven including the iconic African fish eagle. You may choose to go back to your lodge or leave with a packed lunch and have a picnic lunch in the Nyerere National Park. In the late afternoon, you will be taken back to your lodge or camp where you will settle down for Campfire, dinner, and overnight. Overnight at Selous Safari Lodge or Nyerere Tented Camp if you like the ‘Out of Africa’ feel.

Day 3: Walking at Nyerere National Park – Fly back to Zanzibar

Your adventure reaches its zenith on the third day with a ranger-guided walking safari along the Rufiji River or through the bush. Immerse yourself in the intricacies of the ecosystem, accompanied by an armed ranger doubling as a naturalist and wildlife specialist. Following this unique experience, embark on a final round of game drives, capturing those last glimpses of the park’s majestic residents.

In the afternoon, bid farewell to Nyerere National Park and board your return flight to Zanzibar. As you soar above the landscapes you’ve come to love, reflect on the memories etched into the vast canvas of this wild paradise.

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