Kitulo National Park
Kitulo Plateau refer as Bustani ya Mungu – The Garden of God – whereas botanists have dubbed it the Serengeti of Flowers, host to ‘one of the great floral spectacles of the world’.
Kitulo National Park is a unique botanical gem of Tanzania and is named as “The Garden of God”.
- Kitulo National Park is a protected Area covers 412.9km2 on the Kitulo Plateau in the southern highlands of Tanzania.
- Kitulo is the first national park in tropical Africa to be established primarily to protect its flora.
- The national park holds more than 350 species of wildflowers and vascular plants, including lilies and daisies and 45 varieties of terrestrial orchids. The volcanic soil is home to the largest and the most important montane grassland community in Tanzania.
- The national park doesn’t only have rich botanical wealth but also have endemic species of rarest butterfly, chameleon, lizard, and frog
- The national park hosts rare Denham’s bustard, as well as the park, supports a breeding colony of the endangered blue swallow
- The land is home to the rarest monkeys of Africa “Kipunji/highlands Mangabey”
By schedule flight to Mbeya from Dar es Salaam, and by road using buses, car hires from Mbeya, Dodoma and from Dar es Salaam
Good to Know
Best Time To Visit
o From December and April, it’s excellent time to visit Kituloas it’s the rainy season there are numerous flowers blossom and view of migrated birds in the national park
o The sunnier months of September to November are more comfortable for hiking but less rewarding to botanists.
o Conditions are cold and foggy from June to August.
o Exploring the floral land
o Walking and Hiking Safari
o Birding watching Safari
o Photographic Safari
At around 2,600 metres, the botanical marvel of Africa offers a number of standard lodges for the tourists ranges from high to mid-range. There are a good range of campsites also available inside the National park which is perfect for the budget travellers