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Kitulo National Park

Kitulo National Park - Tanzania - Best Tourist Guide

Kitulo National Park, Nicknamed, Serengeti of Flowers, Kitulo National Park is the first National Park in tropical Africa to be established primarily for its floristic importance. Host one of the greatest floral spectacles of the world with 350 species of Vascular plants. Including 45 varieties of terrestrial orchid!

Visitors can walk across the grasslands to watch birds and wildflowers. Hill climbing in mountain ranges is also offered. Hiking from the park across the Livingstone Mountains is another opportunity and will lead to the breathtaking Matema beach in Lake Nyasa. Indeed, it is a rare botanical marvel, home to a newly discovered monkey species that erupts into a riotous wild-flowered display of breathtaking scale and diversity during the main rain season.

Kitulo National Park supports the largest and most important montane grassland community in Tanzania. But Kitulo, a botanist and Hiker’s paradise is also highly attractive to bird watchers. Tanzania’s only population of Denham’s Bustard is a resident, alongside blue swallow and such range-restricted species as mountain marsh widow, Njombe Cisticola, and Kipengere seedeater.

Tourists can hike in the specially developed trail system. These include open walking across the grasslands to watch birds and wildflowers and hill climbing on the neighboring ranges. A half-day hike from the park across the Livingstone Mountains leads to the scenic Matema beach on Lake Nyasa.

The Highland Mangabey, famously known as Kipunji is the first new monkey species discovered in Africa in 20 years.

Why Go on safari in Kitulo National Park

Although sparse in the big game, this natural botanical garden is highly alluring to bird watchers who thrill by sightings of rare Denham’s bustard, the endangered blue swallow, mountain marsh widow, Njombe cisticola, and Kipengere seedeater. 

Endemic species of butterfly, chameleon, lizard, and frog further enhance the biological wealth of God’s Garden. Unique and the only of its kind in Africa for natural orchids and birds, this park was gazetted last year for tourists.

Open walking safaris through the grasslands watching birds and wildflowers, and hill hiking on the neighboring ranges during the day, give a visitor fantastic views of Lake Nyasa and its beautiful Matema Beach down the mountains.

When fully flocked, Kitulo National Park will be the leading nature conservation park in Africa, specializing in orchid holidays with fewer wildlife itineraries. It will add a new product to Tanzania’s wildlife-based tourism, which so far, has been competing with other destinations like Kenya, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.  

Because of its cool and moderate weather similar to Mediterranean or European conditions, the area has since then attracted several British and American settlers in the 1920s who reared livestock and practiced small-scale tourist projects.  

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Kitulo National Park
Kitulo National Park
Kitulo National Park

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Best Time To Visit Kitulo National Park

When to Visit Kitulo National Park for safaris

Generally, Tanzania is best to visit in the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is dramatic, easy, and action-packed. 

LOW SEASON:

1st April to June 15th and 15th Nov to 15th Dec

If you are looking for an intimate exclusive safari but affordable Kenya Safari, this is the best time to visit. 

The best places to visit include the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, and lake Nakuru among many others.

high SEASON:

Jan 10th to 1st April and 1st Nov to 15th Dec

One of the most considered seasons to travel and visit East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

Easy to spot the big five and the big cats of the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Samburu other major parks.

PEAK SEASON:

15th June to 30th Oct, 15th Dec to 10th Jan

An action-filled season to witness the great wildebeest migration and crossings in Kenya is during this season. 

In case you are looking for the best adventures, then this is the best fit for you

Kitulo National Park
Kitulo National Park
Kitulo National Park

Kitulo National Park Entrance Fee

Park Fees to Kitulo National Park

Kitulo National Park Entrance fee

Below are the Kitulo National Park entry fees for 2024

Citizen

Resident

Non-Resident

Adults

TSH

Child

TSH

Adults

USD

Child

USD

Adults

USD

Child

USD

NA

NA

15

5

30

10

Please note the rates are subject to change.

How to Pay for Kitulo National Park Fees

How do you pay for Kitulo National Park Fees? To pay for Park Fees, you will have to visit the Tanapa Account, create an account, and select Kitulo National Park to pay for the park fees. 

How to Pay

  1. Online Payment:

Some parks allow online payment of park entrance fees, and some do not. Always check official websites for updated data on how to pay your park fees online.

You can generate a permit ticket at the park entrance gates and pay using your preferred payment method like credit card or M-pesa.

2. Payment at Park Gates:

Some parks accept payments at the entrance via mobile money or credit cards. Always ask your Tour operator, our team member, or the national park authority to check if you can pay at the park gates.

Most National Parks accept major credit cards like Visa and Mastercard. American Express is not recommended.

Most national parks do not accept Cash payments; if it happens they do, then it should be in both Tanzanian Shillings (TZS) or USD.

Kitulo National Park
Kitulo National Park
Kitulo National Park

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Which National Park in Tanzania is the best?

Serengeti National Park. Home to the Great Migration, Serengeti National Park easily makes its way into most bucket lists. This fascinating park presents all kinds of ecosystems which allows it to host a variety of plants, birds and animals.

What is the largest park in Tanzania?

Nyerere National Park is now the Largest National Park in Tanzania with the size of 30,893km square…. 

How many national parks are in Tanzania?

There are 22 national parks in Tanzania, many of which form the core of a much larger protected ecosystem, which have been set aside to preserve the country’s rich natural heritage and to provide secure breeding grounds where its fauna and flora can thrive, safe from the conflicting interests of a growing human population.

What is Serengeti National Park famous for?

It is best known for its huge herds of plains animals (especially gnu [wildebeests], gazelles, and zebras), and it is the only place in Africa where vast land-animal migrations still take place.

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