African National Parks

In the 54 African countries, these are over 99+ National Parks in Africa. From the popular Serengeti, Kruger, and South Luangwa parks to lesser-known parks and national reserves, there is a park for everyone.

You might notice a recurring theme here: the top African National Parks are usually classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

This roundup post highlights the national parks and national reserves offering you the best opportunities to see the diverse and, dare I say, exotic wildlife unique to the continent of Africa.

In case you’re wondering, some of these best include National parks in Namibia; parks in Kenya, East Africa; and game reserves in the Kalahari Desert are amongst a few.

Most people visit Africa not just for the allure of experiencing a totally different culture but to see animals in their natural habitat.

In a Safari in Africa, you’ll see the Big Five game animals – Lion, Leopard, Rhinos, Elephant, and Cape Buffalo. In addition, these parks are home to mountain zebras, mountain gorillas, and wild dogs.

If you are fortunate, you’ll get to see some of these endangered species:

African Wild Dog
Rothschild Giraffe
Black Rhino
Grevy Zebra
Riverine Rabbit
Ethiopian Wolf
Pickersgill Reed Frog
Mountain Gorilla
Chimpanzee
African Penguin.
Sadly, the Northern White Rhino has been declared extinct as of March 19, 2019.

A photo of the Great Migration in North Serengeti National Park; an African National Park in Tanzania.
A photo of the Great Migration in North Serengeti National Park
For a once in a lifetime adventure, you should head to the world-famous Serengeti National Park.

You will get to experience the Great Migration of the Wildebeest, Zebra, and Gazelle, which happens in mid-December to March. For a detailed list of the major national parks in each African countries, let’s get started…

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