Kitulo Plateau referred to as Bustani ya Mungu - The Garden of God; while botanists have dubbed it the Serengeti of Flowers, is host to one of the great floral spectacles of the world. This Park is known for its floral significance – it is all about wild flowers in its entire glorious colour, home to 350 species of vascular plants, including 45 varieties of terrestrial orchid many of which are endemic, which erupt into a riotous wildflower display of breathtaking scale and diversity during the long rains from January through to May.

Located in the beautiful Southern Highlands of Tanzania, perched at around 2,600 meters between rugged mountain peaks, is the well-watered volcanic soils of Kitulo Plateau which support the largest and most important montane grassland community in Tanzania.

Kitulo, a botanist and hiker's paradise is also highly appealing to birdwatchers. Tanzania's only population of the rare Denham's bustard is resident, alongside a breeding colony of the endangered blue swallow and such range-restricted species as 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.

To get to Kitulo, travel from Mbeya along the road to the Zambian border – at a place called Chimala turn south – this is about an hour's drive from Mbeya town. Then travel up the escarpment and pass through Matamba and arrive at the plateau.


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:::: Southern Circuit :::: 

Selous Game Reserve  -  Ruaha National Park  -  Mikumi National Park  -  Saadani National Park

-  Kitulo Plateau  -  Udzungwa Mountains National Park