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KITULO NATIONAL PARK
Kitulo national park is an alpine grasslands and montane forest located in the southern region of Tanzania. Locally kitulo national park is known as the garden of god though it was affectionately named the Serengeti of flowers.
The park is sited on 412.9km2 with an elevation of 8,500feet between the poroto, Livingstone and Kiprngere Mountains. Kitulo was declared one of the seven natural wonders of Tanzania on 4th April 2014
THESE ARE THE 10 REASONS AS TO WHY YOU SHOULD NOT MISS OUT KITULO NATIONAL PARK ON YOUR SAFARI PLANNING
Kitulo national park is the right place for birding
The park is a home to variety of bird species with a few endemic species and migratory species including lesser kestrel, pallid harrier, endangered blue swallow, mountain marsh widow, kipengere seedeater, rare Denham’s bustard, njombe cisticola, European white stork among others. Bird lovers on a birding safari are however advised to carry a pair of binocular for clear viewing of distant birds and a camera to take photos of different bird species.
Kitulo national park is fit for hiking
this is an adventurous activity in the park where you will climb mount Rungwe and have spectacular views of animals like reedbucks, elands, primates like vervet monkeys, kipunji monkeys, different bird species, plants among others during hiking and once you reach the summit you will have incredible views of the park.
Fascinating guided nature walks,
Kitulo Park offers fascinating nature walks where visitors are allowed to explore the park on foot with the company of an armed park ranger. Nature walks are best done in the morning or late in the evening following different walking trails such as walks across the grasslands, Livingstone Mountains which lead you to Matema beach on Lake Nyasa. During the guided nature walks you will get close and personal with wildlife species in the park such as waterbucks, elands, vervet monkeys, colobus monkeys, view colorful butterflies, reptiles like chameleon, lizards, breath fresh air, enjoy views of the sunrise, relax your mind in a peaceful environment, have stunning views of brightly colored orchids
Kitulo national park also offers swimming activity which is carried out in Ruaha River which gives visitors an opportunity to get refreshed
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT KITULO NATIONAL PARK
As your planning your kitulo national park safari your are strongly advised to visit this park during the dry season to avoid the difficulties within the slippery and muddy walk trails during the wet season.
Don’t forget that visiting kitulo national park during the wet seasons or months offers you chance to enjoy the presence of the migratory birds.
The dry month at kitulo include September towards November.
HOW DO YOU GET TO KITULO NATIONAL PARK
The best way accessing kitulo national park is by road. The routes to kitulo are rough with sharp turns giving you and adventurous ride as you enjoy the beautiful sceneries. Kitulo national park is bout 78kilometer from Dar es Salaam.
In summary, Tanzania‘s Kitulo National Park is a remarkable and fascinating natural environment with a variety of wildlife.
For more information about Kitulo National Park, contact Kubwa Five Safaris as your tour operator. A tour to alpine grasslands of tanzania can be combined with a game drive in Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park, or Selous Game Reserve where you will be able to see a variety of wild animals.