This 330 sq. km. park shelters under the massive escarpment of the Great Rift Valley and consists of five distinct vegetation zones with a wide range of Flora and Fauna. Lying 130km. from Arusha and 85km. from Tarangire.

The park is famous of its tree climbing Lions that laze on the branches of acacia trees during the day. It has over 350 species of wild birds, the most profuse and lively being the Flamingo, (lesser and greater) pelican and sacred Ibis, grebe and stork can be observed. (The bird watcher’s paradise).

The park is also home to large herds of buffalo, elephant, leopard, hippo, antelope, monkeys and baboons. At the Southern end of the park are Hot sulphur springs (60OC.) called Maji moto and will reputedly cook an egg in about 30 minutes.