Kitulo National Park

Southern Circuit

Kitulo National Park

“Bustani ya Mungu” meaning “The garden of God” in Swahili is the famous name of Kitulo National Park. Covering an area if 412.5 square kilometre, Kitulo got its official recognition in 2005.

Kitulo is placed between Poroto Mountains and living stone rocky peaks. The park is most-renowned for it floral species. Home to nearly 400 different plant species, it is a paradise for botanists. Botanists often call the park “Serengeti of flowers”. If you are looking for beautiful views in affordable price, then Kitulo should be in your bucket-list.

As a flowering spectacle, the park gives you the opportunity for hiking the Montane grasslands and expose to various flower loving species like butterflies, lizards, chameleons and animals like elands an waterbuck.

The park is a unique place in Tanzania for photogenic lovers, who love to take photos of the flowery land.  The flowers that enhance the beauty of the stunning landscape are daisies, geraniums, lobelias, orchids, and aloes are in full bloom.

Kitulo national park also holds a diverse number of birds. The most noted are Denham’s bustard, cisticola, and kipengere seed eater.  The most uniqueness of Kitulo Plateau is that the place is the resting site for global migrating birds.

Best Time to Visit

The peak season to see wildflowers is between December and April. From September to November, the season remains sunny and offer comfortable hiking, but disheartening for botanists. From June to August the season is cold and foggy

Wildlife Highlight

This park attracts a different kind of wilderness lover—ones that love hiking and another that love colourful flowers. The different types of flowers include daisies, geraniums, lobelias, orchids, and aloes are in full bloom.

The colourful flowers also attract different types of rare bird like Denhamès bustard, the blue swallow, marsh widow, and seedeater. Small animals and insects such as butterflies, lizards, frogs and chameleons give the Garden of God an interesting presence in this diverse landscape.

Established 2005
Protected Area National Park
Area 412.5 square kilometres

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