If you are a nature lover, the African safaris must be on your wish list as they offer extraordinary thrill and adventure to the wildlife enthusiasts. There are several wildlife reserves, and national parks in Africa that are home to exotic species of animals and birds, and each experience is unique and awe-inspiring. As you traverse through the rugged terrain of the African continent, you come across precious conservation areas that will astound you with their wilderness and panoramic surroundings.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Spread over an area of 14,750 square kilometers, Serengeti National Park is covered with sprawling grassland plains, riverine forests, and woodlands. The park lies in northwestern Tanzania and shares borders with Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. It is the oldest park in Tanzania and remains the flagship of the country’s tourism industry. Serengeti National Park is famous for its year-long migration of wildebeest, zebra, crocodile, and honey badger. The open environment of the park makes it one of the best destinations for watching lions and cheetahs in action.
South Luangwa National Park
Spread over an area of 9,050 square kilometers, South Luangwa National Park is a world-famous wildlife reserve supporting more than 60 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds. It is known for incredible walking safaris along the meandering Luangwa River that provides the lifeline for one of the most exceptional habitats of wildlife with its great lagoons. South Luangwa National Park is one of the best places in Africa to see wild leopards, hippos and Nile crocodiles.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Spread over an area of 19,485 square kilometers, Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and also an ideal self-drive safari destination. Home to 200 migrant bird species, Kruger National Park has a sub-tropical climate with a wide variety of flora and fauna. The park offers a wide choice of accommodations including campsites and luxury lodges,
Chobe National Park, Botswana
Chobe National Park is truly a wildlife paradise and one of the best national parks in Southern Africa. Spread over an area of 31,000 square kilometers, Chone National Park in Botswana supports an incredibly diverse animal and bird population offering one of Africa’s highest year-round concentrations of wildlife. It is Botswana’s third-largest national park and is known for having a sizeable population of lions and gaming birds.
Masai Mara, Kenya
Spread over an area of 1510 square kilometers, Masai Mara is a massive game reserve in Africa, named in honor of Masai people. It is a world-renowned wilderness area of Africa known for its exceptional populations of lions, leopards, cheetahs, and elephants. The wildlife reserve has earned the distinction of seven natural wonders of Africa, and as one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. The terrain of this wildlife reserve is primarily open grasslands with seasonal rivulets. Wildlife flourishes in Masai Mara as access to water is always good, and tourist disruption is minimal.