A field of red hot pokers (Kniphofia sp.) on Kitulo Plateau. Author’s photographs

Kitulo Plateau: The Garden of God

High above Tanzania’s tropical lowlands lies a little-known botanical wonderland: Kitulo Plateau. Officially established as part of the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA) system in 2004, it is home to 350 species of plants, and is the only botanical reserve in tropical Africa. Here are endless rolling hills with thousands of red hot pokers, orchids, and so many other plants reaching out into a bright blue horizon….