About Nyerere National Park

Explore the Untamed Wilderness of Nyerere National Park with Lyimo Expeditions

Welcome to Nyerere National Park, a breathtaking expanse of raw, untamed wilderness nestled in the heart of Tanzania. At Lyimo Expeditions, we invite you to embark on an unforgettable adventure through one of the largest and most diverse national parks in Africa. With our expertly crafted tours and safaris, you’ll witness the grandeur of nature in its purest form. Pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Let’s dive into the wonders of Nyerere National Park!

Discovering Nyerere National Park

A Land of Superlatives

Covering an astounding 30,893 square kilometers, Nyerere National Park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Formerly known as Selous Game Reserve, this park was renamed in honor of Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s founding father. It boasts a diverse range of ecosystems, including savannahs, wetlands, and dense forests, making it a paradise for an astonishing variety of flora and fauna.

The Wildlife Spectacle

A Safari Like No Other

Nyerere National Park is home to an incredible array of wildlife. Imagine watching herds of elephants meandering through the bush, majestic lions basking in the golden sun, and graceful giraffes silhouetted against the horizon. The park’s sheer size and diversity mean that every safari is a unique and thrilling experience.

The Big Five and Beyond

While the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinoceros – are the stars of the show, Nyerere National Park offers much more. Look out for packs of wild dogs, rare sightings of black rhinos, and over 400 species of birds that call this park home. Whether you’re an avid birder or a big cat enthusiast, Nyerere has something to excite every traveler.

The Mighty Rufiji River

A Lifeline of the Park

One of the highlights of Nyerere National Park is the Rufiji River, Tanzania’s largest river. It meanders through the park, creating a lush and vibrant ecosystem that supports an abundance of wildlife. The river is a hub of activity, where you can spot hippos wallowing in the shallows, crocodiles basking on the banks, and a myriad of bird species flitting about the trees.

Boat Safaris and Fishing Adventures

At Lyimo Expeditions, we offer exclusive boat safaris along the Rufiji River. Glide silently through the waters, getting up close and personal with the wildlife that congregates around the riverbanks. If you’re an angling enthusiast, we also offer fishing safaris where you can try your hand at catching the prized tiger fish or catfish.

Exploring by Foot and Air

Walking Safaris

For those who seek a more intimate experience with nature, our walking safaris are a must. Accompanied by our experienced guides, you’ll trek through the bush, learning about the smaller, often overlooked aspects of the ecosystem. Discover animal tracks, medicinal plants, and the intricate web of life that sustains the park.

Fly-in Safaris

To truly appreciate the vastness and beauty of Nyerere National Park, consider one of our fly-in safaris. Soar over the park in a light aircraft, taking in the panoramic views of the landscapes below. It’s an experience that will leave you breathless and provide a unique perspective on this incredible wilderness.

Luxurious Accommodations

A Home Away from Home

At Lyimo Expeditions, we believe that your accommodation should be as memorable as the safari itself. We offer a range of luxurious lodges and tented camps, all strategically located to provide the best wildlife viewing opportunities. Imagine falling asleep to the sounds of the African bush and waking up to a stunning sunrise over the savannah.

Eco-friendly Options

We are committed to sustainable tourism and offer eco-friendly accommodations that minimize the impact on the environment. Our lodges and camps blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings, providing comfort and luxury while preserving the pristine beauty of Nyerere National Park.

Why Choose Lyimo Expeditions?

Expert Guides

Our team of expert guides is passionate about wildlife and dedicated to providing you with the best safari experience. Their knowledge and enthusiasm are infectious, ensuring that every moment of your trip is educational and exciting.

Tailored Experiences

We understand that every traveler is unique, and we offer tailored safari experiences to suit your preferences. Whether you’re a solo adventurer, a couple seeking a romantic getaway, or a family on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, we can create the perfect itinerary for you.

Commitment to Conservation

At Lyimo Expeditions, we are committed to conserving the natural beauty and biodiversity of Nyerere National Park. A portion of our proceeds goes towards local conservation projects and community development, ensuring that your visit has a positive impact on the environment and the local communities.

Plan Your Adventure Today!

Are you ready to experience the magic of Nyerere National Park? Book your Tanzania tours and safaris with Lyimo Expeditions and embark on a journey of a lifetime. Whether you’re dreaming of a classic game drive, an exhilarating walking safari, or a serene boat excursion, we have the perfect adventure waiting for you.

Contact us today to start planning your trip! Email us at info@lyimoexpeditionskilimanjaro.com or call us at +255718442953. Let’s make your dream safari a reality!


"A Trip to Remember!"

"We had the most incredible safari experience with Lyimo Expeditions. The guides were knowledgeable, the accommodations were top-notch, and the wildlife sightings were beyond our wildest dreams. Nyerere National Park is a must-visit, and Lyimo Expeditions made it all possible!" – Sarah and John, USA

"Unforgettable Moments"

"From the moment we contacted Lyimo Expeditions to the end of our safari, everything was perfect. The team went above and beyond to ensure we had an unforgettable experience. Watching a lioness with her cubs and gliding down the Rufiji River were moments we’ll cherish forever." – Maria and Carlos, Spain

"Educational and Exciting"

"Our family safari with Lyimo Expeditions was both educational and exciting. The kids loved the boat safari, and we all learned so much about the wildlife. The guides were fantastic with the children, making it a fun and informative trip for everyone." – The Thompson Family, UK


Nyerere National Park is a place of unparalleled beauty and diversity, offering a safari experience like no other. With Lyimo Expeditions, you can explore this magnificent wilderness in comfort and style, guided by experts who are passionate about wildlife and conservation. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the wonders of Nyerere National Park – book your adventure today!

For more information and to start planning your dream safari, contact us at info@lyimoexpeditionskilimanjaro.com or call +255718442953. We can’t wait to welcome you to Tanzania and share the magic of Nyerere National Park with you!

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