Nyerere National Park map is one of the tourist must-have documents, especially for those travelers on self-drive safaris in Nyerere National Park. Nyerere National Park formerly known as Selous Game Reserve is a beautiful Tanzania national park located in the southern part of Tanzania, making part of the southern circuit parks of Tanzania which also include Mikumi National Park and Ruaha National Park.
A typical and good Nyerere National Park map should have all the necessary tourist-related information. The Nyerere National Park map below indicates the necessary tourist information about Nyerere National Park formerly named Selous Game Reserve, including the main entry gates to Nyerere National Park, airstrips in Nyerere National Park, location of various accommodations in Nyerere National Park, camps, lodges, and the main road network that is officially used for game drives and other geographical features of the park including lakes and rivers.
Nyerere National Park Location
Nyerere National Park is located in the southern part of Tanzania making part of the southern circuit of Tanzania. Nyerere National Park covering about 30,893 square kilometers of space covering big parts of Liwale District in western Lindi Region, southwest Pwani Region, north eastern Ruvuma Region and big part of south eastern Morogoro Region. Nyerere National Park is about 230km by road from Dar es Salaam.
Getting to Nyerere National Park.
There are 2 ways to get to Nyerere National Park. You can get to Nyerere National Park by road and by air.
Getting to Nyerere National Park by Road
By road, Nyerere National Park can easily be accessed from Dar es Salaam on a regularly graded road, only about 230 kilometers, all depending on the gate or entry point to Nyerere National Park. It is about 6 hours away from Dar es Salaam to Mtemere and Matembwe gates of Nyerere National Park. It takes an extra 30 minutes or so to get to the further northern side of Nyerere National Park. Despite the long hours of drive, be sure that you shall enjoy the drive seeing the variant Tanzania country side in comfortable safari land cruisers.
Getting to Nyerere National Park by Air
Travelers can also get to Nyerere National Park by air, especially for those not interested in long drives or are limited with time. Getting to Nyerere National park by air is by far the best way to access the park, costly as it may be. There are a number of airlines that fly from Dar es Salaam to the different airstrips in Nyerere National Park. The different flights from Dar es Salaam to Nyerere National Park usually take about 1 hour. There are flights from Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha Airport flying to the different airstrips in Nyerere National Park like Kiba Airstrip, Sumbazi Airstrip, Mtemere Airstrip, Beho Beho Airstrip, Matambwe Airstrip and Siwandu Airstrip. Airlines to look out for include Auric Air, Safari Air Link, Coastal Aviation, and Regional Air among others. Kindly note that you can also get from different national parks say Ruaha National Park to the park.
Nyerere National Park Attractions
There are a number of attractions in Nyerere National Park that travelers can enjoy while on a Nyerere National Park Tanzania safari any time of the year. The different attractions in Nyerere National Park include wild animals including the rare African Wild Dogs, birds, Rufiji River and other lakes and rivers, landscape and so much more. It is the Nyerere National Park animals that most travelers visit the park for.
Nyerere National Park Activities
With such an array of attractions in Nyerere National Park, there are a number of activities that travelers can take part in to explore the richness of the park. Activities in Nyerere National Park include game drives, guided walking safaris, boat safaris, sport fishing, hot air balloon rides, canoeing, bird watching, camping safaris as well as hunting safaris.
Get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you pitch an amazing Nyerere National Park safari and get to enjoy the different attractions and activities in Nyerere National Park formerly known as Selous Game Reserve, as well as make use of the Nyerere National park map that your safari guide just might be having or you could simply get it yourself from the different Tourism Information Centres in the park or towns; even at the airports.