numbers of waterfowl can also be seen here including
many pelicans. About 400 different species of
birds have been noted in this region.
dry season is the best time to visit.
Dry Season: May to October
and mid-December to February are the dry months.
Rainy Season: the long rains
are from March to May and which time it is inadvisable
• Undisturbed African wilderness
• Large numbers of crocodiles and hippos
in Lake Chada
• Largest herds of buffalo on earth
• Lots of predators
The park covers an area of approximately 2,780
miles² (2,253 km²) in the west of
It is Tanzania's third largest park.
It was gazetted in 1974.
It is a tough day's drive from Mbeya 340miles
(50km) away or a charter flight from Arusha
or Dar es Salaam..