Area: 1148 sq km of land and 30 sq km of sea (Total 1178 sq km)
45 km north of Bagamoyo
coastal plains and low hills. The Kiono plateau supports the Zara ninge forest in the south – west. Mkwaja North is more broken and rolling hill country; to the south there is the Wami valley.
Altitudes: 0 – 350 metres above sea level.
Beach and sea, the turtle nesting ground at Madete, the Wami river variety of animals and birds, estuaries and mangroves.
The big 5 animals except rhinoceros, elephant. Other animals including hippo, giraffe, buffalo, bushbuck, bushpig, red duiker, hartebeest, zebra, genet, civet, warthog, monkeys etc.
Distance and time:
50 km from Zanzibar across the Zanzibar channel (3 hours by dhow or 40 minutes by motor boat); 45 kms from Bagamoyo (40 minutes), Dar essalaam is 100 km away from the park and takes close to two hours at a normal driving speed. Best time to visit: January and February and also from June to August.
Tented camp, lodges / hotels (Bagamoyo, Zanzibar), guest house, special camp sites, picnic sites, boat for sailing along Wamirive, airstrips.