Kitulo National Park

Kitulo National Park

Short Overview
One of the most important watersheds for the Great Ruaha River, Kitulo is well known for its floral significance – not only a multitude of orchids, but also the stunning yellow-orange red-hot poker and a variety of aloes, proteas, geraniums, giant lobelias, lilies and aster daisies, of which more than 30 species are endemic to southern Tanzania.


Details of Kitulo National Park

Size: 412.9 square kilometres.
Location: Southern Tanzania.
Best Time: December to April.
To Do: Hiking, bird-watching, wild flowers, and swimming.
Known For: Stunning wild flowers.

The first national park in tropical Africa to be set aside specifically for its floral signifiance, Kitulo National Park comes alive with colour between December and April each year as its fertile volcanic soils foster the growth of a vibrant rainbow of stunning flowers.

Sometimes called the Garden of God, Kitulo is only sparsely populated with big game such as the mountain reedbuck.

Where Kitulo excels is as a hiking and bird watching destination, making it a rare treat for those who are interested in flora or ornithology.



Known around the world as the Garden of the Gods, Kitulo National Park is not a game-viewing destination as much as it is a botanist's paradise

The first park in Africa to be set aside for its floral significance, Kitulo is home to a dizzying array of flowers and plants including 350 species of plants and 45 species of orchid. 

Visitors can also see the tiny creatures they attract, such as chamleons, butterflies, and more. Naturally, the park is also a bird-watcher's dream, with a huge variety of birds attracted to the flowers and trees of the park.

Another highlight of this beautiful park is the mighty Ruaha River, to which Kitulo is a watershed.

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