Safari Activities To Do In Kitulo National Park : Kitulo National park is located in the Southern region of Tanzania and it is ranked as the 14th national park in the country, which covers a total surface area of about 412 square kilometers. Kitulo national park was officially established as a national park in 2005 by the government with a main aim of preserving this area for the proper growth of various plant species and flowers. Kitulo national park is being managed by the Tanzania National park Authority (TANAPA), which has the major responsibility of protecting all the national parks in the country. more so, this national park is famously known for hosting around 350 plant species and over 45 orchids species such as; giant lobelias, aloes, red hot poker, geraniums, yellow orange, lilies among others which act as the main attractions in the park which attracts many people to visit the park.
How to get to Kitulo national park.
Either for tourists planning to travel to Kitulo national park can choose to use road transport or air transport means. And for those who choose to jump on the long trips they can opt to hire private cars or use public means and this always gives them chances to explore through the beautiful landscapes of the country as they go through Myeba town and Matamba village. And to access the park this drive goes for about 60 kilometers via Isyonji road. More so, other people can opt to use the air transport means due to their tight schedules and they get to book their flights from Njombe airport or Songwe airport, which will lead them straight to the park.
Tourist attractions in Kitulo National park.
Apart from the plant species and flowers, there are more other attractions in the park that tourists can see as they tour around the park and some of these include; Kitulo national park is seen as a birders paradise because it is a home to a variety bird species which are best spotted within the kitulo plateau such as; lesser kestrel, Njombe cisticola, the rare Denham’s bustard, kipengere seedater, mountain marsh widow, open-billed storks, red knobbed coot, endangered blue swallow, European white stork, pallid harrier, pallid harrier, mountain buzzard, knob-billed duck, common buzzard among others. more so, this national park is also a home to several wildlife species, there is Mount Livingstone which is seen as the best spot for mountain climbers to visit and tourists exploring around this park can be able to see the stunning three waterfalls such as; Mwakipembo waterfall, Nhumbe waterfall, Usalama waterfall and many others.
Activities to do in Kitulo national park.
Exploring through different parts of this park always grants tourists chances to overlook at wildlife species in large numbers and they can best be spotted in areas like; around Poroto Mountains and Kipengere. Therefore some of these species include; chimpanzees, lizards, red chalk hawk, njembe stalksinger, spiders, chameleon, steppe harrier, kipengere seedeater, reedbucks, waterbucks, elands and there other insect inspecies and butterfly species which are commonly seen within the forestry park. More so, there are primate species such as; vervet monkeys and kipungi monkeys and many others.
Tourists touring around Kitulo national park can opt to go for canoeing activities which are best done from the stunning lakes such as; Lake Ngozi which is considered to be the second largest crater in the whole of Africa and Lake Nyasa. More so, they can choose to for canoeing from Matema beach where they will also get chances to interact with the local people and get to learn more about their culture and traditions and their how they live their daily lifestyles.
And apart from the above mentioned activities, individuals can also participate in other things like; hiking and mountaineering which are best done from areas like; matamba ridge, Nhumbe valley, Livingstone mountains, bird watching due to the fact this park is a home to over 250 bird species and guided nature walks where they are always accompanied with the park guides who ensure their safety and lead them through different trails.
Where to stay in Kitulo national park.
In Kitulo national park, there are accommodation facilities, which are always open for the guests, and some of these include seasonal campsites, which include; Maua campsite, Mwakipembo campsite that is known to be a public one. However, there are more lodging facilities where tourists can choose to stay neighbouring the park and they always offer the visitors with good facilities and services. And some of these include; Landmark hotel, Mbeya garden city hotel, Mikuyu royal hotel, Royal tughimbe hotel, Mbeya hotel, Hunge lodge, Diliku mini motel, blue canoe safari camp, matema lake shore resort, Mama izengo guest, god’s garden hotel and many others.
Contact our trusted tour operators for more information about what activities are done in the park and book with our tours and travels companies such as; Focus East African tours who offer the best tour packages while on your Tanzania safari .