THE 10 BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN AFRICA
Africa is undoubtedly a continent to visit for a once in a live time experience with natural bodies and wildlife. National parks can be found in numerous African countries but all national parks are not the same. Here are the 10 best National Parks in Africa.
- Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is a protected rainforest area in eastern Madagascar. The park houses up to 13 species of lemurs, chameleons and more than 100 bird species. It is well known for Indri, the world’s largest lemur.
- Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Hwange National Park is in west Zimbabwe. The Hwange National Park was established in 1930. It is home to incredible variety of large elephant herds, lions, giraffes, leopards, hyenas, African wild dogs and more. Hwange National Park is home to one of the world’s largest elephant populations. It is the biggest park in Zimbabwe and the 8th largest in the continent.
- South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
South Luangwa National Park is in east Zambia’s Luangwa River valley. South Luangwa National Park was established in 1972. South Luangwa is the home of walking safaris which gives you that close thrilling wildlife encounter.
- Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
Moremi Game Reserve is in northern Botswana covering one-third of Okavango Delta. Moremi is one of the extremely dense wildlife reserves housing buffalos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, impalas, African wild dogs and more. Moremi is also the home to nearly 500 species of birds.
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a biodiverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the continent’s oldest wildlife reserve which is the home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Bwindi has more than 120 mammal species.
- Etosha National Park, Namibia
Etosha National Park is in north-western Namibia. Etosha is the fifth largest national park on the continent. It is home to the big five and also hundreds of species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. Etosha is said to have the tallest elephants on the continent.
- Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve also known by the locals as The Mara is situated in south-west Kenya. The park was established in 1961. ‘It is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves. The park is home to lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, hippos and a wide variety of other unique wildlife and birds. Thousands of wildebeest traverse through during their annual migration. The park is the top national reserve for wildlife in Kenya.
- Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kruger National Park is in north-eastern South Africa. Kruger is the oldest national park in South Africa and the 6th largest game reserve in Africa. It is a home to the big five along with 137 other mammals and over 500 different species of bird. It is well equipped and very accessible with multiple roads. Kruger is with no doubt the flagship national park in South Africa.
- Ngorongoro Conservation Crater, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is in northern Tanzania. It is one of the extremely dense national park in the continent with vast variety of wildlife. It is also home to the big five. Elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions and leopards can easily be sighted in enormous amounts. Visitors are allowed to drive among the concentrated wildlife.
- Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Serengeti National Park is in northern Tanzania. Serengeti is the seventh largest national park on the continent. There is an annual wildebeest, zebra, Grant’s gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle, eland and impala migration in Serengeti. The Park gets 350,000 visitors per year. The park is the home to a large variety of species including the big 5 and other dangerous predators. There is also over 500 species of birds.