Size:2,600 sq km (1,005 sq miles).
Location:118 km (75 miles) southwest of Arusha.
How to get there:Easy drive from Arusha or Lake Manyara following a
surfaced road to within 7km (four miles) of the main
entrance gate; can continue on to Ngorongoro Crater
and the Serengeti. Charter flights from Arusha and
To do:Guided walking safaris; day trips to Maasai and Barabaig
villages, as well as to the hundreds of ancient rock
paintings in the vicinity of Kolo on the Dodoma Road.
Wildlife:Oryx, Gerenuk, Elephant, Lesser Kudu, Wild Dog,
Lion, Kori Bustard, Ground hornbill.
Birds (more than 550 species) amongst whom:Ostrich, Yellow-collared Lovebird, Rufous-tailed Weaver,
Ashy Starling, Dwarf Mongoose, Red-and-yellow Barbet.
Best time:Year round but dry season (June - September) for
sheer numbers of animals.
One lodge, one tented lodge, one luxury tented camp
inside the park, another half-dozen exclusive lodges and
tented camps immediately outside its borders.
Camp sites in and around the park.
Download here a pdf with a
more detailed description of this park.