Fly to Kitulo Plateau National Park, Tanzania

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International Adults
12+ years

International Children
Under 12 years

Resident Adults
12+ years

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Visit Kitulo National Park, Tanzania

Locally referred to as The Garden of God, Kitulo and it's amazing floral display lives up to its name being one of the leading nature conservation park in Africa, specializing on orchid holidays with fewer wildlife itineraries.

Covering an area of 412km² and rising to 2600m, Kitulo Plateau National Park is nestled between the rugged peaks of Kipengere, Poroto and Livingstone Mountains in Southern Tanzania. The park is known for a vast spectacle of wildflowers, birds, and harmonious grass-eating mammals dominating.



Main Attraction:

Kitulo National Park has many attractions, these are the highlights you should not miss:

  • Flora and Fauna
  • Blooming Flowers
  • Flora diversity
  • Birdlife
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Mount Mtorwi
  • Kitulo Plateau

 

Flora and Fauna:

Except for a few mountain reedbuck and eland, Kitulo is not big on large animals. However, plants, birds, and butterflies make up for the life in the park. The rare Denham’s bustard, blue swallow, zebra, the kipunji monkey, chameleon, lizards, frogs, spiders and other small insects all find their home within the park.

Blooming Flowers:

Best known for the vast number of flower species that bloom across the plateau, Kitulo is a unique botanical park. A myriad of aloes, proteas, geraniums, giant lobelias, lilies and aster daisies grow with the stunning orchids and pokers.

Flora diversity:

No less than 400 plant species and 45 different orchids and other different species are recorded as endemic to southern Tanzania. Walk in the park, off the Livingstone mountains, and in the forest, you'll be relieved of the weary and stress of an intense Tanzania safari experience.

Birdlife:

For a plateau of pleasant flowers, it only follows that it will be an important birding area. Endemic to the plateau are birds such as Denham Bustar, Blue swallow, lesser kestrel, Njembe cisticola, Kipengere seedeater, Pallid harrier and many others.

Beautiful scenery:

With birds and butterflies fleeting the colourful orchids and flowery grassland, the park’s scenery is as comparable to the Biblical Garden of Eden.

Mount Mtorwi:

On the top of Mount Mtorwi, you are on southern Tanzania’s highest peak and 1m higher than Mt Rungwe.

Kitulo Plateau:

Dubbed the Serengeti of Flowers by botanists, the plateau hosts one of the great floral spectacles of the world.

More About Popular Activities

Walking Safari

Open walking safaris through the grasslands to watch birds and wildflowers are available to tourists.

Hill Hiking

Go hiking on neighbouring ranges in the highlands northeast of Tukuyu during the day.

Driving

A drive around Kitulo Plateau’s unique floral/ orchid species, the Livingstone Forest, the Afroal pine grasslands and its wildlife will leave you spellbound.

Bird watching

This natural botanical garden is very alluring to bird watchers. Thrill to the sightings of rare Denham’s bustard, the endangered blue swallow, mountain marsh widow, Njombe cisticola and Kipengere seedeater.

Sightseeing

See the colors as they erupt across the plateau in the form of 350 species of vascular plants including 45 varieties of terrestrial orchid.

Waterfront viewing

See the fantastic views of Lake Nyasa and its beautiful Matema Beach down the mountains.

Floral viewing

Irises, aloes, geraniums and many more flowers carpeting its grassy expanses, the floristic visit that Kitulo offers will relieve you of the traditional wildlife photographic holidays.

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  1. Kitulo is Tanzania’s 14th largest National Park.
  2. Botanists have nicknamed this park the Serengeti of Flowers - as the beauty and diverse array of flora can only be compared to that of the wildlife in the Serengeti.
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The closest airport is Songea

Flights from Songea (SGX)

SGX to Dar es Salaam (DAR) 289.884 USD

Flights To Songea (SGX)

Dar es Salaam (DAR) to SGX 289.884 USD

Popular Activities

  • Walking Safari
  • Hill Hiking
  • Driving
  • Bird watching
  • Sightseeing
  • Waterfront viewing
  • Floral viewing

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