Change of scenery! Looks a lot like Scotland, doesn’t it? 😉 Kitulo National Park is a protected area of alpine grassland and montane forest in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Kitulo is best known for the vast number of flower species that bloom across the plateau. Stunning orchids, proteas, geraniums, giant lobelias, lilies turn the plateau into “God’s Garden” during December to March. So I was told. Please don’t go in March, as most of the flowers have died. My very knowledgeable guide Japhary Ngogo (Kitulo Cultural Tourism) still found me some beautiful flowers on our walk, but told me December-January is the best time.
The landscape is absolutely stunning, but in my opinion the lack of flowers make the park not worth the money in March. All together it sets you back 95 USD (see ‘prices’). That’s an expensive walk through grassland.
Tanzania is well-known for the spectacular Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro crater and mount Kilimajaro. But! To get away from the crowds I choose to venture south instead and was surprised by what more the country has to offer!