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The UNESCO World Heritage Site is among the most popular tourist destinations in Tanzania. It is comprised of miombo woodlands, open plains, wetlands, and the Rufiji River and spans over 5 million hectares. Nyerere National Park has more species and greater species diversity than any other miombo woodland area. It is an important habitat for the endangered wild dog, which shares the reserve with numerous crocodiles, lions, leopards, hippos, elephants, black rhinos, and bison, as well as over 400 species of birds.¬

During game drives, observe wild dogs as they chase warthogs and antelope through the bush. Along the river, clusters of hippos are observed cooling off in the water. Or, explore the landscape on foot while learning about everything from termites to trees.

Nyerere National Park’s many animals and plant life
The Nyerere National Park is home to a diverse array of animals, including giant predators like lions and leopards, as well as Nile crocodiles and one of the world’s largest populations of hippos. Additionally, the park is home to large herds of buffalo and elephants that wander the surrounding woodlands. The Park is also home to one of the greatest populations of African wild dogs found anywhere in the world.

The black rhino, the Nyasa wildebeest, the sable antelope, the eland, and the Lichtenstein’s hartebeest are some of the more unusual creatures that you might see. There have been almost 400 different species of birds reported in the reserve, one of which is the Pel’s fishing owl.