Top 25 Must Visit National Parks of Africa Continent

Africa Continent is the only place where all the animals found living, There are more than 1100 mammal species live in Africa along with various endemic bird families,large diversity of reptiles,Insects,butterflies and freshwater fish.

Must see reserve in Africa for wildlife safari include Okavango Delta,Congo River basin,Hoggar Mountains,Skeleton Coast,Lake Nakuru,Namibia Desert,River Gambia and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Apart from the list, other most popular Game Reserve in Africa Continent also include Selous Game Reserve,Timbavati Game Reserve, Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Moremi Game Reserve.

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania


Ngorongoro Conservation Area of Tanzania is a world heritage site and home to approximately 25,000 large animals. The Ngorongoro Crater has one of the densest population of Masai lions and the ungulates live in the crater are Cape buffalo,common eland,Grant’s zebra,Blue wildebeest,Grant’s gazelle and Waterbuck.

Okavango Delta, Botswana


Okavango Delta in Botswana is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, which is now a popular tourist attraction in Botswana. The Botswana Okavango Delta offers seasonal home to a wide variety of wild animals and birds such as lechwe antelope,African bush elephant,hippopotamus,African buffalo and Nile crocodile.

Tsavo Area, Kenya


Tsavo Conservation Area is one of the most visited protected areas in Kenya and home to largest elephant population in the country. The wider conservation area also offering the black rhino species protection in their native habitats along with Hirola and imperial zebra.

Kruger National Park, South Africa


Kruger National Park is part of Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and one of the largest game reserves in Africa. The park along with Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, Limpopo National Park in Mozambique and Sabi Sand Game Reserve are home to all the Big Five game animals of Africa along with black mamba,Nile Monitor and African rock pythons.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya


Maasai Mara National Reserve is the most popular game reserve in Kenya and home to Maasai people. Maasai Mara is famous for annual migration of wildebeest, Zebra,Thomson’s gazelle and good population of Masai lions.

Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana


Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest game reserve in the world and home to amazing list of wildlife such as South African giraffe,warthog,Cape wild dog, cape buffalo and the Bushmen or San people.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzanian


Serengeti National Park in the Mara and Simiyu regions is famous for annual great migration wildebeest,Zebra as well as large Nile crocodile and fearless honey badger. The park supports larger Serengeti ecosystem,grassland plains, savanna and riverine forest.

Etosha National Park, Namibia


Etosha National Park is located in the Kunene region and home to several threatened and endangered species including black rhinoceros,African bush elephant,Angolan giraffe, Southwest African lion and South African cheetah.

Kafue National Park, Zambia


Kafue National Park is the second largest park in Africa and largest national park in Zambia. The park has a superb range of African antelopes including reedbucks, elands, Kudus, bushbucks, waterbuck with smaller groups of zebras and blue wildebeest.

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe


Hwange National Park is the largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe, located close to the edge of the Kalahari desert. The park is the only protected area for gemsbok and brown hyena along with Cape wild dogs and Southwest African lion.

Akagera National Park, Rwanda


Akagera National Park is the largest protected wetland in Eastern Central Africa. The savannah area of the park is home to all of Africa’s big five wild animals and a reintroduction of black rhinos and African lions.

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda


Queen Elizabeth National Park is most visited national park in Uganda and known for its unique wildlife including forest cobra, Uganda lions, chimpanzees and aggressive mammal of sub-Saharan Africa, Hippopotamus.

Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique


Gorongosa National Park at the end of the Great African Rift Valley in Mozambique offers unique features and densest wildlife of impala, sable,Grey Crowned Cranes,bushbuck,warthogs,termite mounds and very dangerous Mozambique spitting cobra.

Virunga National Park, Congo


Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is known for its exceptional biodiversity. Most critically endangered species of Virunga National Park include forest elephants,chimpanzees,okapi and mountain gorillas.

Gambela National Park, Ethiopia


Gambela National Park is located in the Gambela Region of Ethiopia and known for large termite mounds. There are list of endangered species found living in the park including shoebill stork,Nile lechwe, Sudan cheetah, Nubian giraffe and roan antelope.

Bandingilo National Park, Sudan


Bandingilo National Park of Sudan host second largest annual animal migration including multiple species of antelope. The park is is home to African Predators like the Masai lions, African wild dogs, Sudan cheetahs, caracals and spotted hyenas.

Amboseli National Park, Kenya


Amboseli National Park across the Kenya Tanzania border offers best wildlife safari experiences in Africa. The park is famous as the best place in the world to see African elephants,plains Zebras, Masai giraffes and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Sable Antelope

Chobe National Park is the Botswana’s first national park and one of the largest Game Reserve in Africa. The park known for spectacular population of Kalahari elephants,South African Cheetah, African wild dog, roan antelope and sable antelope.

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Thomson's Gazelle

South Luangwa National Park is one of the best parks in Zambia in the valley of the Luangwa river. The river provides a lifeline to hippo, crocodile and support greatest diversities of habitat and wildlife including Thornicroft’s giraffe,herds of elephants and Cape buffalo.

Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia


Namib Naukluft National Park is the largest game park in Africa and part of the Namib Desert. Sossusvlei is the main visitor attraction in Namibia along with sand dunes and wildlife include snakes,hyenas and gemsboks.

Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya


Lake Nakuru in Kenya is a rift valley soda lake protected as Lake Nakuru National Park under the Ramsar Convention on wetlands. Lake Nakuru National Park around Lake Nakuru wetlands is best known for millions of flamingos,Waterbuck, African fish eagle and both black and white rhinos.

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa/Botswana


Kgalagadi wildlife reserve between South Africa and Botswana is located within the Kalahari Desert. The Transfrontier Park is home to large Transvaal lions,Common eland,cheetahs,southern African leopards,Hartebeest and secretary birds.

Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa


Timbavati Game Reserve at the north side of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is located in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The terrain is heaven for rare white lions of Timbavati,endangered Cape wild dog,Common tsessebe and Cape giraffes.

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana


Moremi Game Reserve at the eastern side of the Okavango Delta is home to nearly 500 species of birds and many other species of wildlife including Southwest African lion,Red lechwe,black rhinoceros,Cape buffalo, Angolan giraffe and African leopard.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa


Sabi Sand Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park is the most popular home of Transvaal lion, African leopard, Cheetah, hippopotamus, Zebra and Giraffe. Brothers in Blood, The Lions of Sabi Sand is the most famous and powerful documentary featuring incredible journey of Africa’s most deadly group of lions called Mapogo lions of Sabi Sands.

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