Best Time to Visit Nyerere National Park : Nyerere national park established in 2019 is now one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries and national park in Africa, the park is located in the Southern Tanzania in the northern part of the Selous Game Reserve covering an area of 30,893 square kilometers inhabited by the Great Rufiji River.

Nyerere national park is one of the best Tanzania wildlife safari destinations to visit for a classic Tanzania safari and one of the main safari activity do in the park is game viewing drives/ game drives, the game drives are best done during the dry season which is also considered to be a peak season in Tanzania as well as Nyerere national park.

Nyerere national park weather

Just like any area and national park in Tanzania, Nyerere national park experiences two seasons that is wet season and dry season ,which are the main seasons.  The dry season is experienced from June to October and the wet season is experienced from November to April. The park also experiences a shoulder season, which is from January to February.

The Dry Season

The dry season in Nyerere national park is experienced from June to October, during this time the park receives little or no rainfall at all. The absence of rain forces the animals inhabiting in the park to move from their natural habitats in search for food and water and they can be found at different waterholes most especially the Rufiji River.

Best Time to Visit Nyerere National Park
Nyerere National Park

In the dry season, the vegetation is very thin and scarce which makes it easy to see the animals, also animals migrate from one part of the national park to the next in search of pasture thus making it the perfect time for tourist to go for game drives in Nyerere national park.

The Shoulder Season

The shoulder season in Nyerere national park is experienced during the wet season for January to February, this is not the best time for one to go for game viewing in Nyerere national park because the animals are extremely hard to spot due to the abundance of pasture and water. However it is a good time for birding in Nyerere national park.

The Wet Season

The wet season in Nyerere national park is experienced between November and April, the season is considered to be the best time for aren’t birders. During the wet season many of the accommodations in the park close down due to floods and the crowds are less as compared to the dry season.

The cost for a Nyerere safari in the wet season is considerably low and is considered as the best time for tourists who are on a budget to travel to Nyerere national park for a safari and is sometimes hard to get where to stay during this time most especially in the months of March, April and May as many facilities close. Also, some of the roads leading to the park and those found within the park are sometimes inaccessible due to the floods and mud but with a 4X4 wheel vehicle, you can enjoy a trip in Nyerere.

Best time to visit Nyerere National park

Nyerere national park can be visited all year round, however the best time for a safari to Nyerere depends on the activities you intend to do during your Nyerere safari. The different seasons in Nyerere national park offer the best of different activities at certain seasons as explained below

The dry season  – The dry season is considered to be the best time to enjoy a safari in Nyerere national park most especially the game drives, some of the best activities to do in Nyerere national park in the dry season include game drives, walking safaris, fishing along the Rufiji River, photo safaris among others.

The Wet Season  – The wet season is considered to be the best time for a birding safari, during this season, migratory bird species fly from the different parts of the world into the park joining the indigenous birds in the park. You will also be able to see some animals although it is a little bit hard.

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