Size: 3,230 sq km, the fourth-largest national park in Tanzania, and part of a much larger ecosystem centered on the uniquely vast Selous Game Reserve.
Location: 283 km (175 miles) west of Dar es Salaam, north of Selous, and end route to Ruaha, Udzungwa and (for the intrepid) Katavi.
Flora and Fauna
It carries a variety of wildlife including elephants, lion, giraffe, impala, warthog, zebra, buffalo wildebeest, hartebeest and eland. Wild dogs – considered and endangered carnivore species are found here in good numbers. Other resident animals are crocodiles, hippos and monitor lizards.