Kitulo National Park is a protected area of montane grassland and montane forest on the Kitulo Plateau in the southern highlands of Tanzania. The park is at an elevation of 2,600 metres (8,500 ft) between the peaks of the Kipengere and Poroto mountains and covers an area of 412.9 square kilometres (159.4 sq mi), lying in Mbeya Region and Njombe Region. The park is administered by Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) and is the first national park in tropical Africa to be established primarily to protect its flora.
While botanists have referred to it as the “Serengeti of Flowers”.
Things to do:
Bird watching: Tanzania is gifted with variety of bird species and the Kitulo national park has it’s portion of numerous birds the most common being Denham’s bustard which is not often seen in other parts of the country, cisticola, and kipengere seed eater to mention a few.
Hiking: Tourists can engage in hiking the montane grasslands that will expose you to various flower species, butterflies, chameleons, lizards, animals like elands and waterbucks. The whole montane grasslands provide an arena of a glorious view from the top it’s also a unique place for the photogenic lovers to take as many photos as they want.
Mountain climbing: Tourists can take a day hike on top of mouth Rungwe and see primates like the vervet monkeys, Kipunji monkey with a long Hong bark call, Columbus monkeys animals like Reed bucks and elands may also be seen at the mountain slopes.
The mountain tops give more excellent views of the Kitulo national park.
Guided nature walks: Tourists can take guided nature walks to the Livingstone forested area and come to lake Nyasa shorelines tourists can relax from here and enjoy lunch at the adorable Matema beach before getting back along the way tourists will see a lot o wildlife and other plant species.
Swimming :Apart from getting engaged in tourist’s attractions, tourists can engage in swimming in the Rauha river and get refreshed in the wilderness.
The best time to visit Kitulo national park is in the seasons of June to March but the park can also be accessed in mid December to February.
The Kitulo national game park headquarters is found at Matamba in the Mbeya region of Tanzania, the park is n hours drive from Matamba. Tourists can use public transport, safari vehicles or their own private means. A railway can also be used to access the park from Dar- es Salam to Mpanda via Tobora then catch public transport to sitalike where tourists can get game drives from special hires.
Accommodations in Kitulo national park is available a luxurious tented camp.
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