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Top Five Destination Parks in Africa

Posted on 04 January 2018 by admin (0)

Africa’s national parks harbor some of the most vulnerable species of animals while at the same time shows amazing patterns of wild migration. These parks are the most popular in the world with thousands of visitors flocking the parks to witness what nature has for them.

Here is a list of the top five destination parks in Africa for health conscious families, recreational and purely self relaxation and educational purposes.

  1. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

The Maasai Mara National reserve was honored by the World Travel Awards as the best destination park in Africa and is one of the iconic tourist destination in Kenya.

Apart from harboring a notable population of rhinos, elephants, and big cats, it showcases one of the earth’s more breathtaking movements of wildebeest. Referred to as the Great Migration which constitutes of more than 1 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras, gazelles, and other wildlife, which usually migrate to and fro The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Seeing the local Maasai people in their red robes can be another reason for visiting the park as you get to know how they interact and co-exist with the wildlife.

  1. The Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park came into existence in 1951, making it Tanzania’s oldest national park. The park is arguably one of the most famous in the world and covers 5,700 square miles of grassland, riverine forest, woodlands, and savannah.

Serengeti harbors a large wildlife population including the big cats, elephants, lions, buffaloes, wildebeests and several other small animals such as gazelles. The park is said to host the largest population of lions in the world and has over 200 bird species.

The park is also part of the annual migration of wildebeests to and from the Maasai Mara and was recognized as a world heritage by UNESCO in 1981.

  1. Chobe National Park, Namibia

Located in the Northern part of Namibia, Chobe National Park is home to Africa’s highest population of wildlife, and the region is known to have the highest population of elephants.

The 12,000 km squared park has a diverse ecosystem, ranging from grasslands, swamps, dense woods, arid plains and dry channels.

Chobe River offers a perfect game viewing boats and attracts hundreds of birds and animal species. The period between April and October is considered to be the best time to view animals in the park as they usually gather at the water sources.

  1. Kruger National Park, South Africa

This is one of Africa’s finest game park. It was established in 1898 and harbors a wide range of animal and birds species. The park boost of a diverse ecosystem which includes trees and savannah grassland.

This famous park is habitat to Africa’s big five animals and several other animals including crocodiles, hippos, cheetahs, giraffe, antelopes and wild dogs.

  1. Etosha National Park, Namibia

This unique park in Namibia is wonderful and is a great place to see wildlife at watering sources due to its open and arid state of the landscape.

Etosha is a natural habitat for rare and unusual wildlife and also boast of having the tallest elephants and numerous bird species including water birds and flamingoes.

The most common animals you can see in the park are; elephants, lions, giraffes, cheetahs, leopards and different types of gazelles and antelopes.