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Kitulo National Park has been dubbed the “Garden of God” by some. It is one of Africa’s most important wildlife reserves, with mountain meadows and woodlands. The Kitulo Plateau is located in Tanzania’s southern highlands. It is the first tropical African national park established specifically to safeguard its flora. This Park is the reason why true nature lovers, in particular, visit Tanzania.

Marvel at the Serengeti of Flowers, where wildflowers bloom for six months of the year from November to April. With 350 documented species of wildflowers, including lilies and daisies, and 45 endemic orchid species found only in the park, Kitulo is a botanical marvel like no other in Africa.

Visit during June to August to witness the park shrouded in fog, creating a mystical atmosphere that adds to its allure. Perched at around 2,600 meters (8,500 ft) amidst the Kipengere, Poroto, and Livingstone Mountains, Kitulo National Park is a must-see destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Plan your visit to Kitulo National Park today and immerse yourself in the beauty of this unique floral wonderland.

The national park’s ecosystem

Botanists refer to the Kitulo Plateau as the “Serengeti of Flowers” because it contains one of the world’s greatest flower deposits. The Montane grasslands are home to about 400 plant species. There are around 45 orchid species, geophytes, aloes, proteas, geraniums, huge lobelia, lilies, and aster daisies, and other afro-alpine flora on the plateau. During the rainy season, which lasts from November to April, these alpine meadows bloom. Many species are exclusively found in the Kipengere Mountains and adjacent elevations. Kitulo National Park is the only place where you may find Brachystelma kituloensis, Impatiens rosulata, and Pterygodium Ukingense.

Kitulo Plateau National Park is home to a variety of animals.

The population of large animals in Kitulo is rather low, with the exception of a few mountain reedbucks and eland. Other than those two species, there aren’t too many huge animals. However, there is evidence of life in the park in the form of plants, birds, and butterflies. The Park is home to many indigenous species, including the endangered chimpanzee, the blue swallow, the red chalk hawk, the Njembe stalk singer, the kipengere seed eater, the steppe harrier, the zebra, the kipunji monkey, the chameleon, lizards, frogs, spiders, and other small insects.

The Most common animals found in Kitulo Plateau National Park are;

Mountain reedbucks, Eland, Blue swallow, Chalk hawk, Njembe, stalk singer, Kipengere seed eater, Steppe harrier, Zebra, Kipunji monkey, Chameleon

Kitulo National Park
Kitulo National Park