Africa is a large continent, offering multiple safari options in its numerous game reserves and national parks. Even if you have been on a wildlife trip before, it is just impossible to resist the urge of returning into the savannah, cameras loaded and ready for non stop action that the African wilds has in store for you. All parks are not equal, so I have compiled this list of some popular parks for your wild escapades.
Top Wildlife Parks for best Adventures in the Bush
1) Masai Mara, Kenya
Also called the Mara, this is without doubt Africa’s best safari destination. Venue of unarguably the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet, the great migration, Masai Mara attracts millions of visitors every year.
2) Kidepo National Park, Uganda
This could probably be the most beautiful park in Africa,set amidst a background of lofty mountain peaks and vast savannah. A less explored park, sightings here can be phenomenal because of the exclusivity on offer.
3) Ngorongoro crater, Tanzania
This is perhaps the ideal venue in Africa where you are almost guaranteed to see the Big five in a short duration. This is due to the compact area where these animals can be easily spotted.
4) Etosha, Namibia
This hypnotic park is a part of a lake bed, created millions of years ago, resulting in giving it a white pan look from which the park gets its name.
5) Kruger National Park,South Africa
This astounding strip of wilderness, extending to 300 km, lies between the limpopo and crocodile rivers and is the leading park of South Africa. Apart from the great sightings, accessibility to Kruger and the infrastructure in place is the best in the world.
6) Okavango delta, Botswana
The biggest inland delta in the world is home to massive crocodiles and hippos. A dugout African safari here is said to be an unforgettable experience.
7) Perinet reserve, Madagascar
The only place in the world to see the giant Indri, a black and white lemur, Perinet is located among the largest rainforest tracts along the Indian Ocean. The haunting call of this lemur, is considered to be the most unforgettable sound of the wilderness of Africa.
8) Ahaggar National Park, Algeria
Apart from being a large wasteland, set amid the biggest desert in the world, the Sahara, this park boasts of some huge dunes and tall mountains. The best place to view the desert landscape and tske in the culture of the Tuareg tribes.
9) Kalahari, Botswana
For an experience of untamed desert wilderness, far far away from the nearest settlement, Kalahari park has no peers. The only place where you can camp within earshot of lions roaring throughout the night.
10) Zululand Rhino Reserve, South Africa
This amazing reserve was specially created by wildlife enthusiasts in 1995, between the property owners and the World Wildlife Fund to provide a haven for the black rhinoceros. One of the most endangered animals in the world, the black rhino, thanks to the conservation efforts, has a sizeable population here. The park has a good population of other animals too, including the nyala and large varieties of birds.