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4-Day Nyerere National Park Safari Tour Untamed African Wilderness Adventure

From $963 per person sharing

4-Day Nyerere National Park Safari Tour Untamed African Wilderness Adventure

From $963 per person sharing

Tour Overview

Embark on a 4-day journey through Selous (Nyerere National Park), a pristine and less frequented wonder in Tanzania’s wilderness. This park, established as Nyerere National Park in 2019 and formerly part of the Selous Game Reserve, offers a remote and unmatched wilderness experience in Africa. Covering over 30,000 square kilometres, it is renowned as the continent’s largest national park.

Selous (Nyerere National Park) is home to the largest elephant population in Tanzania and features a rich array of wildlife, including lions, leopards, African hunting dogs, buffaloes, and hippos. The park also hosts diverse species such as bushbucks, red and blue duikers, elands, hartebeests, hyenas, giraffes, oryx, reedbucks, impalas, waterbucks, and zebras, adding to its varied ecosystem.

The safari in Selous is enhanced with various activities, from romantic boat safaris along the Rufiji River and fishing excursions to immersive walking safaris. These are augmented by traditional game drives across the thriving wildlife areas of the park, ensuring a comprehensive and memorable wilderness encounter.

During this 4-day safari, guests will stay at the Selous Safari Lodge, ideally situated to blend comfort with the authentic wilderness experience. The lodge is known for its harmonious mix of rustic charm and modern amenities, offering a peaceful retreat in the heart of the African bush. Each day’s adventure concludes with a return to this tranquil sanctuary, providing a perfect setting to unwind and reflect on the day’s experiences.

type

Mid-range tour

This tour uses a mid-range lodge and a Classic tented camp.

activity

Activities

Game drives, boat and walking safari

private

Private tour

Exclusively organised for you and won’t be shared with others

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam.

car

Game drives

Pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1-3
Selous (Nyerere National Park)
Selous Safari Lodge
3
Silver
Day 4
Selous(Nyerere NP) – Dar es Salaam
No Accommodation

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: From Dar es Salaam to the Wilderness of Selous (Nyerere National Park)

Your safari adventure starts with a pick-up from your hotel or the airport in Dar es Salaam. Embark on a scenic 5 to 6-hour drive south, heading towards the majestic Selous (Nyerere National Park), a haven of African wildlife. The journey itself is a treat as you transition from urban landscapes to the rich, diverse environment of one of Africa’s largest game reserves.

Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a delicious lunch, introducing you to the local flavours of Tanzania. The highlight of the evening is a captivating sunset boat safari along the Rufiji River, where you’ll encounter hippos, crocodiles, and an array of birds, all against the backdrop of an awe-inspiring African sunset. As night falls, retreat to the nearby Selous Safari Lodge, located just 5 km outside the park. This serene lodge offers comfortable accommodations, ensuring a restful night’s stay amidst the wilderness.

Day 1 From Dar es Salaam to the Wilderness of Selous (Nyerere National Park) (Medium)

Day 2 & 3: Immersive Safari Experience in Selous (Nyerere National Park)

After enjoying an early breakfast at the lodge, prepare for a day full of adventure in Selous (Nyerere National Park). Your full-day game drive takes you through the park’s vast landscapes, home to a rich variety of wildlife. As you explore the savannahs, riverbanks, and lakes, keep an eye out for elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalos, zebras, and the elusive African wild dogs in their natural settings. Mid-morning, take a break to enjoy a snack while observing the park’s stunning vistas. Continue your exploration, perhaps encountering a herd of elephants bathing in a mud pool or lions lounging under acacia trees.

A scenic picnic lunch in a shaded spot offers a chance to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the park. Post-lunch, your safari adventure resumes, perhaps witnessing a thrilling chase as predators hunt or experiencing the gentle nature of giraffes grazing on treetops. As the sun begins to set, the park transforms, offering a new perspective on the wildlife activities. Your day of discovery concludes with a leisurely drive back to Selous Safari Lodge, where another sumptuous dinner and a peaceful night in the comfort of the lodge await you.

Day 2 & 3 Immersive Safari Experience in Selous (Nyerere National Park) (Medium)

Day 4: Selous (Nyerere National Park) Walking Safari and Return to Dar es Salaam

Begin your final day in Selous (Nyerere National Park) with an early morning walking safari, a unique opportunity to intimately connect with the African wilderness. Accompanied by an armed ranger, this guided walk through the Miombo woodlands provides a chance to observe the smaller yet significant aspects of the ecosystem, from animal tracks to indigenous plant life.

After this immersive experience in nature, return to the lodge for a satisfying breakfast, absorbing the tranquil surroundings one last time. With memories of the serene landscapes and majestic wildlife, pack your bags and depart from the Selous Safari Lodge. Your journey concludes with a return drive to Dar es Salaam, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or the airport, enriched by Tanzania’s natural beauty and adventures.

Day 4 Selous (Nyerere National Park) Walking Safari and Return to Dar es Salaam (Medium)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at Dar es Salaam
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees and taxes
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF – Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation – (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation – (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4×4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals, water and thermos with hot tea or coffee in the safari car

Exclusions:

  • Beverages
  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips – (Tipping highly recommended)
  • Personal items – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
1 Jan – 30 June 2024
$ 2,023
$ 1,315
$ 1,199
$ 1,051
$ 1,034
$ 963
1 July – 31 October 2024
$ 2,123
$ 1,415
$ 1,299
$ 1,151
$ 1,134
$ 1,063
1 Nov – 14th Dec 2024
$ 2,023
$ 1,315
$ 1,199
$ 1,051
$ 1,034
$ 963
15 Dec – 31 Dec 2024
$ 2,123
$ 1,415
$ 1,299
$ 1,151
$ 1,134
$ 1,063

Tour Overview

Embark on a 4-day journey through Selous (Nyerere National Park), a pristine and less frequented wonder in Tanzania's wilderness. This park, established as Nyerere National Park in 2019 and formerly part of the Selous Game Reserve, offers a remote and unmatched wilderness experience in Africa. Covering over 30,000 square kilometres, it is renowned as the continent's largest national park.

Selous (Nyerere National Park) is home to the largest elephant population in Tanzania and features a rich array of wildlife, including lions, leopards, African hunting dogs, buffaloes, and hippos. The park also hosts diverse species such as bushbucks, red and blue duikers, elands, hartebeests, hyenas, giraffes, oryx, reedbucks, impalas, waterbucks, and zebras, adding to its varied ecosystem.

The safari in Selous is enhanced with various activities, from romantic boat safaris along the Rufiji River and fishing excursions to immersive walking safaris. These are augmented by traditional game drives across the thriving wildlife areas of the park, ensuring a comprehensive and memorable wilderness encounter.

During this 4-day safari, guests will stay at the Selous Safari Lodge, ideally situated to blend comfort with the authentic wilderness experience. The lodge is known for its harmonious mix of rustic charm and modern amenities, offering a peaceful retreat in the heart of the African bush. Each day's adventure concludes with a return to this tranquil sanctuary, providing a perfect setting to unwind and reflect on the day's experiences.

type

Mid-range tour

This tour uses a mid-range lodge and a Classic tented camp.

activity

Activities

Game drives, boat and walking safari

private

Private tour

Exclusively organised for you and won't be shared with others

customize

Can be customised

You can request changes to this tour

start

Start/End point

This tour starts and ends in Dar es Salaam.

car

Game drives

Pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

cal

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day

solo

Suitable for solo travellers

Solo travellers can book this private tour

Itinerary Overview:

Day
Destinations
Accommodation
Night
Category
Day 1-3
Selous (Nyerere National Park)
Selous Safari Lodge
3
Silver
Day 4
Selous(Nyerere NP) – Dar es Salaam
No Accommodation
-
-

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: From Dar es Salaam to the Wilderness of Selous (Nyerere National Park)

Your safari adventure starts with a pick-up from your hotel or the airport in Dar es Salaam. Embark on a scenic 5 to 6-hour drive south, heading towards the majestic Selous (Nyerere National Park), a haven of African wildlife. The journey itself is a treat as you transition from urban landscapes to the rich, diverse environment of one of Africa's largest game reserves.

Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed with a delicious lunch, introducing you to the local flavours of Tanzania. The highlight of the evening is a captivating sunset boat safari along the Rufiji River, where you'll encounter hippos, crocodiles, and an array of birds, all against the backdrop of an awe-inspiring African sunset. As night falls, retreat to the nearby Selous Safari Lodge, located just 5 km outside the park. This serene lodge offers comfortable accommodations, ensuring a restful night's stay amidst the wilderness.

Day 1 From Dar es Salaam to the Wilderness of Selous (Nyerere National Park) (Medium)

Day 2 & 3: Immersive Safari Experience in Selous (Nyerere National Park)

After enjoying an early breakfast at the lodge, prepare for a day full of adventure in Selous (Nyerere National Park). Your full-day game drive takes you through the park's vast landscapes, home to a rich variety of wildlife. As you explore the savannahs, riverbanks, and lakes, keep an eye out for elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalos, zebras, and the elusive African wild dogs in their natural settings. Mid-morning, take a break to enjoy a snack while observing the park's stunning vistas. Continue your exploration, perhaps encountering a herd of elephants bathing in a mud pool or lions lounging under acacia trees.

A scenic picnic lunch in a shaded spot offers a chance to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the park. Post-lunch, your safari adventure resumes, perhaps witnessing a thrilling chase as predators hunt or experiencing the gentle nature of giraffes grazing on treetops. As the sun begins to set, the park transforms, offering a new perspective on the wildlife activities. Your day of discovery concludes with a leisurely drive back to Selous Safari Lodge, where another sumptuous dinner and a peaceful night in the comfort of the lodge await you.

Day 2 & 3 Immersive Safari Experience in Selous (Nyerere National Park) (Medium)

Day 4: Selous (Nyerere National Park) Walking Safari and Return to Dar es Salaam

Begin your final day in Selous (Nyerere National Park) with an early morning walking safari, a unique opportunity to intimately connect with the African wilderness. Accompanied by an armed ranger, this guided walk through the Miombo woodlands provides a chance to observe the smaller yet significant aspects of the ecosystem, from animal tracks to indigenous plant life.

After this immersive experience in nature, return to the lodge for a satisfying breakfast, absorbing the tranquil surroundings one last time. With memories of the serene landscapes and majestic wildlife, pack your bags and depart from the Selous Safari Lodge. Your journey concludes with a return drive to Dar es Salaam, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel or the airport, enriched by Tanzania's natural beauty and adventures.

Day 4 Selous (Nyerere National Park) Walking Safari and Return to Dar es Salaam (Medium)

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at Dar es Salaam
  • English-speaking driver-guide
  • Park fees and taxes
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Evacuation insurance (AMREF - Flying Doctors)
  • All accommodation - (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • All transportation - (Unless labelled as optional)
  • 4x4 Customized safari vehicle
  • All meals, water and thermos with hot tea or coffee in the safari car

Exclusions:

  • Beverages
  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips - (Tipping highly recommended)
  • Personal items - (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees

Prices

Travel Dates
1 Pax
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax
6 Pax
1 Jan – 30 June 2024
$ 2,023
$ 1,315
$ 1,199
$ 1,051
$ 1,034
$ 963
1 July – 31 October 2024
$ 2,123
$ 1,415
$ 1,299
$ 1,151
$ 1,134
$ 1,063
1 Nov – 14th Dec 2024
$ 2,023
$ 1,315
$ 1,199
$ 1,051
$ 1,034
$ 963
15 Dec – 31 Dec 2024
$ 2,123
$ 1,415
$ 1,299
$ 1,151
$ 1,134
$ 1,063