3 Days Nyerere National Park Safari from Zanzibar is a short Tanzania safari itinerary that you can embark on in the southern safari circuit and be rewarded with seclusion and the wilderness to yourself, enjoying various activities like game drives, a walking safari and an amazing boat safari on Rufiji River. Look out for various wild animals in Nyerere National Park (Selous Game Reserve) including wild dogs, lions, elephant herds, and so many others.

This 3 Days Nyerere National Park Safari from Zanzibar starts and ends in Zanzibar, but can be customized to fit your preference and schedule.

Summary Itinerary of 3 Days Nyerere National Park Safari from Zanzibar

Day 1: Transfer to Selous Game Reserve, Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Day 2: Game Drive in Selous Game Reserve (Nyerere National Park), Guided Walking Safari

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Nyerere National Park, Game Drive and Boat Cruise

On the first day of the safari you will leave Zanzibar on a ferry at 7am for Dar es Salaam from where your guide shall pick you and transfer you to Selous Game Reserve. Selous is quite a distance so you will arrive by mid-day and on arrival and after lunch; you will go for a boat ride in the Rufiji River. Crocodiles, hippos and hippos can be seen here as well as other animals as they converge to quench their thirst. Crocodiles take advantage to hunt their prey and you might be treated to sights of animal action if lucky. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Accommodation: Selous Kinga Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Game Drive in Nyerere National Park, Guided Walking Safari

After early breakfast, proceed for game drive with picnic lunch. Enjoy the scenic views of the Selous Game Reserve, and spot more animals that you may have otherwise missed. Selous is roughly the size of Switzerland with unexploited African wilderness and rolling savanna plains. Look out for various animals including African Wild Dogs, herds of elephants, giraffes, among so many others. Enjoy your picnic lunch in the wilderness with mazing views of the park.

3 Days Nyerere National Park Safari from Zanzibar
Nature walks in Selous

Thereafter, you shall enjoy a guided walking safari through the savanna of the park, for an opportunity to come up-close with nature and wildlife. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge as above.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Departure

Wake up to an early morning in the park for an opportunity to see more wild game in the park. After your breakfast, with your packed lunch you shall embark on a transfer back to Dar es Salaam where you shall arrive in time for your ferry to take you back to Zanzibar, bringing your wildlife safari Tanzania to an end.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

End of 3 Days Selous Game Safari


  • Safari base vehicle + English speaking driver/guide
  • 2 nights full board accommodation whilst on safari
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Pick up and drop off from the harbor
  • Ferry crossing fees from and to Zanzibar
  • Park fees & activities mentioned
  • Drinking water in the safari vehicle
  • Government taxes


  • Flights and Visas
  • Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Medical and luggage insurance
  • Tips: we recommend US $ 20 per group per day 
  • Dar es salaam airport transfers
  • Other personal expenses and extra activities

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