Kitulo National Park

Local people refer to the Kitulo Plateau as ‘Bustani ya Mungu’ – The Garden of God. This beautiful name is a perfect description. Soft rolling valleys on a high plateau in the cool uplands of southern Tanzania burst into a seasonal exuberance of flowers and color that is one of the great floral spectacles of the world.

Kitulo flowers

There are more than 350 species of plants, including 45 varieties of terrestrial orchids, which erupt into a riotous wildflower display of breathtaking scale and diversity, wildflowers, birds, and some antelope and zebra are the main attractions. Kitulo is also a bird watcher’s paradise because in addition to common species are found rarer ones such as Denham’s bustard, the endangered blue swallow, mountain marsh widow, Njombe cisticola, and Kipengere seedeater.


1. Walking safaris through the grasslands watching birds and enjoying wildflowers
2. Hill walking to different waterfalls in the Park including one that is 100 meters high or hike further still on the neighboring ranges during the day
3. Photographic tourism