One of the most revered strongholds of animals on earth and the largest game reserve in Africa.

Wildlife connoisseurs adore Nyerere, and for us, for that reason, it’s familiar territory. It’s a huge area way down in southern Tanzania. The Rufiji River is its life-force: swirling, tawny waters – full of hippopotamus and crocodile - cleave the eleven million acres of bush, woodland, hills and grasslands. In this huge, fascinatingly diverse ecosystem, we revel in the anticipation of discovery as it unfolds before us.

It’s hard to explain, but it's as if we've squeezed through a creaking, old gate to gain the freedom of Nature’s secret garden. To be in Nyerere is to suddenly walk onto a hidden riverbank, and see the flash of a leopard leaping the rocks on the opposite bank, is to watch from a treetop hide as a herd of elephant silently crosses a waterhole, is to come upon a pack of African hunting dogs alone on their kill as you round a curve in the river.

Nyerere National Park

Nyerere (formerly Selous) is all about getting right out there into the wilderness and feel Africa getting under your skin.

map of Nyerere National Park
Kigelia

Kigelia

Kiba Point

Kiba Point

Sand Rivers

Sand Rivers

Expeditionary walking camp

Expeditionary walking camp

Sweet dreams are indeed made of this.

Get up close and personal with our genetic cousins at Greystoke Mahale. Perched treehouse-like on the sandy shores of Lake Tanganyika, it’s your base for tracking the fascinating troops of chimps that occupy the emerald Mahale Mountains.

The hugely respected Nomad Tanzania…have chosen to build in an area of acacia trees and kigelia trees... six large canvas tents stand in a line that traces the run of the river and are spaced to ensure privacy... they are also equipped for comfort, with hot bucket showers and enormous beds.

Complete escapism awaits at newly opened Mkombe’s House, the only private house in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.

Low-impact Entamanu is set slightly apart, but close enough to have astonishing views into the crater bowl and the Serengeti behind (the name means “circle” in the Masai language).

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