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Africa’s 10 Best National Parks

Africa is home to some of the best National Parks of the world, bringing to its visitors rich and diverse wildlife.  World popular safari destination promises pure excitement and adventure to its tourists. There are many captivating national parks; however, following is the list of Africa’s top 10 best national parks:

 

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

If you want to see and enjoy the most exotic wildlife in the whole Africa, head to Masai Mara National Park, popularly called as The Mara. Every year, around 2.5 million animals migrate from corner to corner between Kenya and Tanzania on the Serengeti. You can easily spot Africa’s big five here – Lion, Buffalo, elephant, Rhinoceros, and leopard along with other animals of course.

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Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda

Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda

Kidepo national park is the finest of all African safari holidays with enthralling landscapes with two rivers, Narus and Kidepo. You can spot big cats including cheetahs, leopards, and lions along with bushbucks, eland, spotted hyenas, and jackals.

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Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park is a popular national park offering easy opportunities to spot the big five. You can self drive here also since the park is well signposted, along with gas stations and restaurants. Apart from spotting animals, Kruger national park is also famous for its mountain biking tours and hiking trails.

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Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park, Namibia

The Etosha national park is famous for its easy accessibility, housing 114 mammals and 340 species of birds. To get the most of wildlife spotting here, focus on the waterholes that attract the big five, lizards, and other animals.

 

Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Experience wild Africa at its best at Botswana’s central Kalahari Game reserve. From hearing the loud roars of lions close by to spotting the reptiles, African elephants, and many more animals, this national park gives you the true wildlife experience in its most exotic form.

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park, Botswana

In Chobe National Park, you can spot elephants and lots of elephants everywhere because it is a home to the largest groups of elephants.  Apart from elephants, you are likely to spot buffalo, leopard, lion, and antelopes.

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Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Conversation is spread over an area of 8,300 sq km, which is also a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO. This conservation area is popular for eland, zebra, gazelle, buffalo, hyenas, wild dogs, and cheetahs. Along with this, there are more than 500 species of birds, including ostrich, pelican, and flamingos.

 

National Parks along the Gambia River, Gambia

National Parks along the Gambia River, Gambia

There are 6 national parks located adjacent to the Gambia river offering west African aquatic wildlife and over 600 species of birds. Some of the easily spotted mammals include baboon, crocodiles, monkeys, and chimpanzees.

 

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

The South Luangwa National Park offers a very rare and unique night walk safari that makes the animal spotting at night even more exciting. This national park is the most expensive of all national parks because of its not so easy accessibility.

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Perinet Reserve, Madagascar

Perinet Reserve, Madagascar

If you have seen the big five in other wildlife destinations, and want to spot giant indri, head to Perinet Reserve in Madagascar. Along with this, you can spot unusual reptiles, lemurs and birds.

 

 

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Neha Prabhakar

A passionate travel writer, Neha does not let an opportunity to virtually travel the world through writing. Born in Delhi, India, she is a complete workaholic, loves food, beaches, coffee, chocolates, and dogs.

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