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Nyerere National Park

Embark on a family safari exploring the biggest park in Africa

Overview
Nyerere family safari holidays
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Nyerere National Park is a wilderness like no other.

Originally named after a conservationist who died here fighting in WW1, Selous Game Reserve became Nyerere National Park in 2019, honouring Tanzania’s founding father, Julius Nyerere.

At 11,928 square miles, it is Africa’s largest standalone park, thrice the size of the Serengeti, and a little bigger than Switzerland. Established in 1922, it’s also the oldest, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site to boot.

In spite of all its accolades, it gets fewer visitors than parks in the north, which gives it a truly exclusive feel. Together with Ruaha National Park and the Zanzibar Islands, it makes for a spectacular southern Tanzania family safari holiday.

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Overview
Nyerere family safari holidays
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Experiences
Our favourite Nyerere national park experiences

Cruise along the great Rufiji River at sunset, fish the backwaters with a hand-line, or head out for an adventure on foot.

Nyerere boasts a greater diversity of activities than any other park.

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Itinerary ideas
Suggested itineraries for your Nyerere family safari holiday
  • Tanzania safari and beach holiday

    Experience the ideal combination of safari and beach that Tanzania has to offer.

    Guide Price From £3,095 | $4,210 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 9 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Nyerere National Park, Zanzibar Islands,
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  • Southern Tanzania safari holiday

    Experience a unique and memorable family safari adventure in Tanzania's southern parks.

    Guide Price From £4,255 | $5,785 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 7 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Ruaha National Park, Nyerere National Park,
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Places to stay
Recommended accommodation for your Nyerere family safari holiday
Places to stay
Recommended accommodation for your Nyerere family safari holiday

Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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