The African safari park is one of the most exciting experiences that every vacationer on the continent should enjoy. Taking a ride through Africa’s remote wildlife is the best way to enjoy the ultimate safari experience. Whether you’re interested in checking out the “Big Five” animals at Etosha National Park in Namibia or you’d like to witness the wildebeest migration at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, a trip in the wilderness will change your life forever!
We’ve compiled a list of the top five breathtaking safari parks in Africa.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve (Botswana)
Historically, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is one of the most visited safari parks in Africa. The first explorers in Africa referred to it as “the plains where courage fails”. If you are looking to have the ultimate African jungle experience, this park is a perfect choice. It is believed that theSan Bushmen of South Africa lived in this jungle for over 30,000 years. It hosts a wide range of wildlife, including lions, elephants, gazelles, zebras, cheetahs, and many others.
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
The Serengeti National Park is the extension of the Mara reserve on the Tanzanian side of the border. It is estimated to cover 14,750 square kilometers and receives over 350,000 visitors per year. The park allows visitors to witness the annual wildebeest migration. It is a rare spectacle, as you watch massive crocodiles of the Nile preying on desperate wildebeests and zebras as they attempt to cross the Grumeti River.
Etosha National Park (Namibia)
Home to Africa’s Big Five, Etosha National Park is considered to be the most hypnotic landscape in Africa. It is Namibia’s leading wildlife corridor and the entire park covers about 22,300 square kilometers. At Etosha, visitors get to witness Africa’s big cats chase massive herds of gazelle and antelope.
Kidepo Valley National Park (Uganda)
Located between Uganda’s border with Sudan and Kenya is Kidepo Valley National Park, home to a wide range of wildlife. It’s located about 700 kilometers from the capital Kampala and is considered to be the most isolated national park in Uganda. Kidepo hosts over 86 mammal species including spotted hyenas, lions, cheetahs, leopards, in addition to almost 500 bird species.