Best Game Reserves in Africa that are Worth-Visiting
Updated: Nov 12
“If I have even seen magic, it has been in Africa”- this statement is true when it comes to Africa. A vast continent consists of a diverse landscape ranging with rich flora and fauna- hilly terrain, dry desert to humid tropical forest, Africa has its all. For a long time, the African continent has been on the limelight for its true beauty of Nature. The continent is the richest for its natural resources, having the largest numbers of national parks.
If you are fascinated by Nature and wildlife, make it a point to visit Africa. Rest assured, you will have special memories, enough to be your lifetime companions. So, it’s time you book your flights and don’t forget to bring your cameras along to capture some of the eye-catching and stunning sights of Africa.
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Located in Kenya, Maasai Mara National Reserve is renowned for its hospitality and effort to conserve the beautiful landscape and its precious wildlife. Maasai Mara is the densest of all the game reserves of Africa and is well known for its annual phenomena known as the Great Migration. You can see millions of wildebeest,zebras and gazelles migrate to and from the nearby Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. This is a nice view to see animal herd coming in group, often providing a sensational experience to the travellers.
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti shares the common border with Maasai Mara and is considered one of the cleanest ecosystems of the continent. Its vast grassland filled with rocky outcrops, rivers and woods, makes it one of the best places to witness the hunting by the Big Cats of the jungle.
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park mainly famous for its “Big Family” namely, lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes, is one of the world’s largest National Parks and has the highest concentration of these animals in the continent. The Park allows travellers to enjoy self-drive game safaris with ease. Besides the Big Five, travellers can also spot cheetahs, crocodiles, gorillas, giraffes, zebras and other precious wildlife.
The Okavango Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the best-knownplace to understand the life-sustaining properties of water. It is one of the most unique game reserves where you can experience Nature and wildlife from land as well as water and has among the largest concentration of wildlife spread all across the delta. Okavango Delta is the place for wildlife lovers and photographers.
Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park has massive elephant population. This vast national park is located in the north-west of Botswana. It has the highest concentration of elephants in the continent and most of it is found along the Chobe River and the surrounding marshlands.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area derives its name from the large volcanic caldera known as Ngorongoro. It is one of the oldest inhabited areas,where the remains of one of the earliest human beings was unearthed from. Vast stretches of endless grassland seem to be unaffected by the passage of time and are mystifying as it answers several questions related to the origin of mankind. It is indeed a worth visiting site for once in a lifetime.
Etosha National Park
The top wildlife destination of Namibia, Etosha National Park has a good network of roads that are highly suitable for self-drive experiences. It is one of the best game reserves in Africa with population of the tallest elephants of Africa and endangered species of black rhinos among others. The game reserve has self-drive safaris and a good selection of lodges and camps to add to the experience. It is often visited by seasoned photographers to get amazing wildlife clicks.
Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the world’s second largest national park with an area twice the size of the American state of Massachusetts. This extended land of the reserve is semi-arid in nature and covers the dry desert of Kalahari. The land is traditionally inhabited by Bushmen, a tribe of hunter-gatherer and the only human group capable in surviving in such harsh terrain. You can visit this game reserve for an unconventional wildlife experience.
Game viewing is wonderful and you can experience wildlife and Nature from a close proximity. Once you visit the game reserves in Africa, you feel the magic that is there. Thank you sparing a few moment reading this post!!
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