Nyerere National Park
Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve) is located in Southern Tanzania. Its landscape is composed of miombo woodlands, grasslands, floodplains, marshes and dense forests. It's a stronghold for buffalo (herds often exceed 1000), and has large populations of lion, leopard, greater kudu, giraffe, and zebra. In addition, it's arguably the best place in East to see wild dogs (painted wolves). Among the palm islands, channels and sandbanks of the Rufiji River is a high concentration of hippo and crocodile. Unique for an East African wildlife area, guests can navigate the river and its channels by boat. Walking safaris are also a big focus for many camps and lodges here, as well as traditional game drives. The best time to visit the reserve is during the dry season, July to October. During the rainy season, many of the roads are impassable and wildlife is scattered.