3 Days Fly-in Safari to Nyerere National Park

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3 Days Fly-in Safari to Nyerere National Park Overview

This 3 days fly-in safari to Nyerere National Park brings you to Africa’s largest and oldest game reserve, featuring some of the most pristine and unique wildlife highlights. Nyerere National Park, formerly known as Selous Game Reserve, is one of Africa’s largest and most protected places spanning a total surface area of over 30,000 square kilometers. The reserve is notable for the diversity of creatures that live there, including elephants, lions, wild dogs, cheetahs, giraffes, and many others.

On your 3 days fly-in safari to Nyerere National Park, you will immerse in the splendor of the park, as you partake in a variety of thrilling safaris that include guided bush walks, boat safaris, and wildlife watching in the comfort of 4WD custom safari vehicles. A boat safari on the Rufiji River will also be included, where you will witness a variety of birds, crocodiles, and hippos. Your 3 day sfly-in safari to Nyerere National Park will start and end in Zanzibar.

3 days fly-in safari to Nyerere National Park Itinerary

Day 1: Fly from Zanzibar to Nyerere National Park

Our safari representative and the driver guide will pick you up from your hotel in Zanzibar and transfer you to Zanzibar airport to catch a domestic flight to Nyerere National Park (Selous), via Mtemere Airstrip. Our professional safari driver will transport you from the airstrip to your lodging facility where you will check in and relax. Later, embark on an interesting village visit to explore and learn about the fascinating customs of the local population that lives surrounding the Park, culminating with a traditional dance in which you will also participate.

Return to your lodge for lunch. In the late afternoon at around 4 pm, take to the Rufigi river for a leisurely 2–3-hour sunset boat tour to discover its beauty and resident animal species, including hundreds of gigantic hippos and crocodiles, as well as a multitude of aquatic bird species. Return to your lodge before dark for a superb dinner and an overnight highlighted by the sounds of the wilderness and bonfire. Overnight stay at Selous Impala Camp (Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 

3 Days Fly-in Safari to Nyerere National Park

Day 2: Full-day Game Viewing

Today, prepare yourself for a full day of game viewing. Wake up early at 6:30 pm and embark on an early morning game drive with packed lunch from your lodge. Typical sightings include hippos, Cape buffaloes, Grant’s zebras, giraffes, hartebeests, kudus, wildebeests, lions, African wild dogs, and impalas, with elephants and spotted hyenas to mention but a few.

While black rhinos, leopards, and cheetahs are uncommon in Nyerere National Park, you still have a better chance of spotting them on this full-day game drive. After the morning wildlife drive, you will relax and later have your packed lunch in the bush before continuing your trip over the broad plains of Nyerere National Park. Your full day of game viewing will end at around 6 pm and you return to your lodge to recover after a hard day in the wilderness. Dinner and overnight stay at Selous Impala Camp. (Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Morning Safari Walk & Depart for Zanzibar

As you prepare to bid farewell to this vast wilderness of natural wonder, you’ll go out early in the morning for a guided walking safari in the Selous jungle accompanied by a professional guide and armed rangers for protection. Enjoy up close and personal views as you discover more about birds, wild animals, and the local people. After the walking safari, trek back to your lodge and have breakfast before checking out and departing for Zanzibar via Mtemere Airstrip inside Nyerere National Park. On arrival in Zanzibar, you can catch your international flight back home or transfer to the hotel for the night. All this depends on your fight schedule. This marks the end of your 3-day fly-in safari to Nyerere National Park.


  • Accommodation on a full-board basis
  • Round airport transfers
  • Domestic flights to and from Nyerere National Park
  • Park entry fees
  • Full-day game drive in a 4×4 safari Vehicle.
  • Boat safari on the Rufigi River
  • Walking safari
  • A qualified English-speaking driver/guide
  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle at all times
  • Village visit
  • All taxes and VAT are included.


  • Travel Insurance
  • International Flights
  • Tips to the driver guide
  • Personal expenses on laundry, alcoholic beverages, telephone, souvenirs, etc.
  • All optional expenses not included in the safari itinerary

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