We got to experience Kitulo National Park for two days and I’d have to say the best part of it for me was the camping experience in their newly constructed “bandas”. Technically speaking the bandas were not ready for guests as there was no power as of yet but after a few talks with the officials and explaining our intentions they let us stay in them. We didn’t know what to expect with the bandas as we hadn’t seen them prior to that.
On arrival however, we were pleasantly surprised to find very well designed and furnished bandas complete with comfortable beds, duvets, fresh towels, camping chairs, running water etc.
I went there with a set intent of shooting the milky way but the weather of course had other plans in mind. It kept changing so fast; one minute you’d have a sky full of stars, the next heavy cloud cover, the next you’d have heavy fog rolling down from the hills. In the end I’d say this all worked out for the best.
It allowed me to put the camera down, soak in the place and enjoy the night over a bonfire with a few drinks, some bbq, some avo🤤 and the great company of @abdulchingy90 , Man Goba and backpackers, Neil & Brienc whom we had just met the day before.
Waking up to some insane cloud formations and a beautiful sunrise thereafter was the cherry on the cake.
P.S. I highly recommend camping at Kitulo if you plan to visit. You can of course set up tents but if you’d want to sleep in the bandas make sure to make arrangements with the park way earlier to find out their availability.
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