July 13, 2015
Kitulo… the surprising “Serengeti of flowers”!
Just a few people know about Kitulo National Park… and we really want to talk about it today, as it is a really unique place in Tanzania.
Its remote location is probably the reason why a small number of tourists go there every year, but still Kitulo is important, because it’s the first national park established in Africa with the aim of conserving flora.
It is located in the Southern Highlands of Njombe Region, an area where you can see amazing landscapes of alpine grassland and montane forest… and most of all, that is home of more than 350 species of vascular plants, and among them 45 varieties of terrestrial orchid. A unique environment!
No surprise that locals call this area “Bustani Ya Mungu” (The Garden of God in Swahili language) or even “Serengeti of Flowers”...
Aside the amazing flora, in Kitulo it is also possible to see uncommon animals like chameleon, lizards, butterfly and different species of birds.
You can combine this destination in an itinerary passing by Ruaha and Katavi National Parks. If you are now curious and want to discover this place, contact our safari experts to arrange a trip there!
Freelance web designer and travel blogger, has been living in Tanzania for over 5 years - traveled around Africa, Europe and Asia, she has a long wishlist of new destinations. At present, she borrows her creativity to her good friends of Paka Adventures, to write about safari and lodges in Tanzania.