​Getting There – Nyerere NP (Selous)

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Tanzania.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Most safaris to Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous GR) are fly-in packages from Dar es Salaam.

Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) just outside Dar es Salaam is the main international airport and entry to the country. In most cases, your tour operator will pick you up and handle all further arrangements.

Nyerere NP is often visited as a safari extension to a beach holiday on Zanzibar Island, or one of the beaches around Dar es Salaam. To accommodate this, there are daily scheduled flights from either departure point to both Nyerere and Ruaha. Flights from Arusha town, the base for the northern safari circuit, are also available.

Another option is to drive to Nyerere NP from Dar es Salaam on a road safari, but the trip is bumpy and uncomfortable and will take a full day. Time permitting, there is the option of a stopover at Mikumi National Park to break up the trip.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

In most cases, charter flights are booked by your tour operator as part of your tour package. Scheduled flights to Nyerere NP can be booked with a domestic carrier:

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Tanzania page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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