The topography of this small park is amazingly varied and includes grassy plains, montane forest, volcanic craters, swamps, and saline lakes. There are meadows with plains game and forest where you may see beautiful black and white colobus monkeys as well as Syke’s monkeys. On clear days Kilimanjaro shimmers in the distance while Mt Meru presides over the park.

There is a series of small lakes which are home to myriad species of birds. It’s usual to see lots of giraffes and buffalo here and it’s possible to take an exploratory hike on the mountain. This often overlooked park is a great place to spend a day and acclimate to east Africa.