Kitulo National Park is majorly made up of Kitulo Plateau which is locally referred to as the Bustani ya Mungu by the local people which means “The Garden of God”. Kitulo National Park is also known for its 350 vascular plants species including 45 terrstrial orchids that erupt into a wildflower display of magnificent scale plus diversity during the major rainy months starting at end of November to April.
Kitulo National Park is home to a large amount of orchids, but as well the spectacular yellow-orange red-hot poker plus a diversity of aster daisies, aloes, lilies, protease, giant lobelias plus geraniums which over 30 species endemic to the southern part of Tanzania. Large game is hardly seen though some of the animals include mountain reedbuck, eland, chameleon, lizards and frogs.
Where to stay in Kitulo National Park
Lodge options to stay in during safari in Kitulo National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodge options in Kitulo National Park include ROYAL TUGHIMBE HOTEL, Karibuni Center, Mbeya Guest house, Malasi Rest House, Matema Lake Shore Resort, Utengule Coffee Lodge and Ifisi Community Centre among others.
How to get to Kitulo National Park
The Park can only be accessed using a 4WD vehicle by road connecting from Chimala 78 kilometers east of the town of Mbeya on a surfaced main-road to Dar es Salaam.
What is the best time to visit in Kitulo National Park?
Safari in Kitulo National Park is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Kitulo National Park?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about a safari trip to Kitulo Park.