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Nyerere National Park

Discover the Wild Heart of Tanzania: Nyerere National Park with Great Pelican Safari

Embark on a journey to Nyerere National Park, formerly known as Selous Game Reserve, one of Africa’s largest and most vibrant wildlife sanctuaries. Renamed to honor Tanzania’s founding father, Julius Nyerere, this park remains relatively untouched by human impact, offering an authentic and secluded safari experience.

A Vast Wilderness Awaiting Exploration

Spanning over 30,000 square kilometers, Nyerere National Park is one of the largest protected areas in Africa. Its diverse landscapes range from rolling savannahs and lush forests to rugged cliffs and tranquil rivers, providing habitats for a plethora of wildlife. The park’s heart is the mighty Rufiji River, which snakes through the terrain, creating a dynamic ecosystem with rich and varied wildlife.

An Abundance of Wildlife

Nyerere is renowned for its healthy populations of some of Africa’s most sought-after wildlife. It is one of the few places where you can spot the endangered African wild dog in the wild. The park also hosts large numbers of elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, hippos, and crocodiles. Its diverse environment supports over 400 species of birds, making it a birdwatcher’s paradise.

Boat Safaris and More

Unique to Nyerere National Park are the exhilarating boat safaris on the Rufiji River. These safaris offer a different perspective on the wilderness and allow close encounters with aquatic animals and birds. In addition to traditional game drives and guided bush walks, these boat trips provide a refreshing and intimate way to explore the rich biodiversity of the park.

Commitment to Conservation

Great Pelican Safari is dedicated to preserving the pristine environment of Nyerere National Park. We collaborate with local conservation projects to protect wildlife and support community initiatives that promote sustainable tourism and development. Our safaris are designed to be eco-friendly, minimizing impact while maximizing visitor engagement and education.

Customized Safari Experiences

At Great Pelican Safari, we understand that each traveller is unique. That’s why we offer customized safari experiences designed to cater to your specific interests and preferences. Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast eager to explore remote bush areas, a wildlife photographer looking for the perfect shot, or a family wanting to educate your children about nature, our expert guides will tailor your itinerary to ensure a memorable and impactful journey.

Join Us in the Wild

Prepare for an adventure like no other in Nyerere National Park with the Great Pelican Safari. Discover the serenity and wild beauty of one of Tanzania’s most iconic landscapes. Connect with nature, witness the drama of the wild, and return home with stories of an unforgettable safari experience.


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