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The Land of the Mighty Rufiji

This is Africa’s Largest National Park! The Park with a staggering size of 30,893 km2 host one of the world’s largest concentration of wildlife. The collection of wildlife both in diversity and abundance is just remarkable! Visitors to this vast sanctuary will be able to see an astounding volume of wildlife both rare and common species.

The park hosts the famous ‘’Big Five’’ and some rare species of antelopes like Roan Antelope, Brindled Gnu, Lichtenstein hartebeest, roan, and sable antelopes, Kudu, etc.!

East Africa’s Largest River, Rufiji flows to the Indian Ocean (photo courtesy Nomad Safaris)


Nyerere National Park has numerous attractions that visitors to the place can enjoy. Some of the best attractions in the Park include the ability to see the Big Five, Large concentrations of elephants, and Hippos. The Rufiji River is full of abundant wildlife, Largest population of African wild dogs to mention but a few. The Park is also endowed with beautiful and scenic landscapes that add to the beauty of this majestic place.

Getting There:

The Park can be accessed by road or air

Road: From Dar es salaam to Nyerere National Park is about 250km via Kibiti

Air: There are regular flights from Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, and Arusha to a number of small airstrips in the Park.


The Park experiences a bimodal rainfall season and the short rains fall in November and December and are followed by a partial drying out in January and February. Thereafter, the long rains follow ending in early May. It is located at an altitude between 100 and 400 meters with annual average rainfall.


Nyerere National Park has some activities that give visitors opportunities to enjoy its beauty. The Park will give opportunities to do walking safaris, Game Viewing by a vehicle as well as Unforgettable boat trips along the mighty Rufiji.

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