FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of commonly asked questions regarding your safari to Nyerere National Park. Please find the answers to each of the questions below;

Nyerere National Park is Africa's largest stand alone National Park, and one of the largest in the world. The park is located in south Eastern Tanzania, roughly 230 kilometers by road from Dar es Salaam city to Mtemere Gate, and was carved out from the Selous Game reserve, a huge wilderness area and safari destination in Southern Tanzania.

Yes, a visa is required if you plan to travel to Tanzania, except citizens from countries who are exempted. You will also need a passport with 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages to enter the country.

Yes, children of all ages are allowed to enter most National Parks and Reserves in Tanzania and enjoy a Safari.

Ideally, a minimum of 3 days and 2 nights is perfectly okay. This will give you enough time to explore and view the entire variety of wildlife and sceneries in the park. See more here 3 days Nyerere National Park Safari.

The dry season of July through October is the best time of year for the greatest overall concentrations of game in this park when wildlife congregates around the lakes. However, do not underestimate this park at any other time outside the rainy season of April & May as game viewing is very good in various areas throughout the year. Click here to read more on best time to visit Nyerere National Park

Nyerere is quite safe to visit. Crime against visitors is rare in Tanzania and the little crime that does occur mostly happens in major urban centers, similar to the rest of the world. See more here Is Nyerere National Park Safe. In terms of safety from Animals, incidents of wildlife attacks on visitors to the park are very rare. Camps and Lodges in Nyerere National Park have night guards who patrol the property and keep the vicinity safe. During the day, your Safari Driver-Guides would typically guide you on how to approach the wildlife in the safest way, either on your game drive or your walking safari.

Yes, there is a wide mobile network coverage in the park (AIRTEL is the best network). Some lodges and Camps even have complimentary WI-FI and computers for guest's use. Although there are some areas in the parks where there is no mobile coverage.

To make most out of your safari; here is a list of the most popular activities which include Safari game drives, bird watching, walking safaris and boat safaris. Click to see Things to do in Nyerere National Park