Serengeti is a geographical region within the northern section of Tanzania, in the African continent. The region is host to the largest migration of mammals around the world.
It is also home to a good number of national parks including the Kitulo National Park in Serengeti – Tanzania.
The Kitulo National Park in Serengeti – Tanzania is situated within the Southern Highlands of the country. It sits amidst the peaks of Kipengere, Poroto as well as Livingstone Mountains.
The only way to reach Kitulo National Park in Serengeti – Tanzania is via a 4×4 truck only.
Your best option is to hire your own vehicle because while there are public transports that ply the route going to the national park, these are very infrequent.
You can reach the park from Makete if you will be coming from the south or via Mebya and Isonye if you will be coming from the northwestern parts of the region.
What to See and Do
Guests visiting Kitulo National Park in Serengeti – Tanzania love to walk in the open grassland and wait for animals and birds living within the national park to show up, giving them a good look at some of the wildlife of Africa.
There are hiking trails around the national park that you can trek down on to get a better look at the covered areas of the national park.
The park however, is best known for its beautiful collection of flowers. The national park is actually home to about three hundred and fifty species of various vascular plants, forty – five of which are various species of terrestrial orchids.
Bird watchers will also have a filed day here as the country’s sole population of Denham’s bustard, a rare breed of bird, lives in the national park.
There are likewise blue swallows here, considered as an endangered species, as well as mountain marsh widow.
Kitulo National Park in Serengeti – Tanzania was officially established in the year 2005. It covers an estimated area of 412.9 square kilometers. Tanzania National Parks oversees management of the park.
While this particular national park ranks in 14th out of all the national parks in the country of Tanzania, it is the 1st national park in the tropical regions of the African continent founded specifically to protect and preserve the flora of the areas covered by the park.
The national park is locally known as “Bustani ya Mungu” which translates to “Garden of God.” Botanists however call the park, the “Serengeti of Flowers.”
Entry fee into the Kitulo National Park in Serengeti – Tanzania is US$ 20 per adult and US$ 5 for children aged between 5 and 16 years old. Kids under the age of 5 get free admission.
Guides for walking safaris cost about US$ 20 per guide while guides for game drives are around US$ 10 per guide.
For viewing the wildflowers, the best time to visit Kitulo National Park in Serengeti – Tanzania is between the months of December thru April while hiking is best between the months September and November.