The 10 Most Stunning National Parks in Africa 2015

Africa is one of the richest continents with captivating landscapes that embrace savannas, Sand dunes and impenetrable jungles among other dazzling scenery. The continent attracts many tourists from different parts of the world who come to witness the many wonders of the regarded to be the black continent, a home to an amazing multitude of cultures, fauna, flora and avi-fauna. Below is the list of top 10 most beautiful National Parks in Africa, and must-see places while on your African safari, with assurance of memorable experience;

10) Table Mountain National Park (South Africa)

Here we find the “Table Mountain” and the historical famous land mark, Cape of Good Hope. The Table Mountain National Park stretches 85 square miles and attracts many tourists to see animals such as African Bush Elephants, cape lions, Leopards and Mountain zebras among others. The park has stunning views of the turbulent sea, thus making it a must-see destination in Africa.

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Table Mountain National park View

9) Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda

This is the biggest in Uganda safari park, located in northern Uganda (East Africa), 5hours drive from Kampala Capital. The park is divided into 2 by River Nile, the longest in the world. The park derives its name from the Magnificent Murchison Falls found here and visited by many people from different parts of the world to see animal like Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Warthogs, Lions, Leopards, Hippos, Nile crocodiles, antelopes, primates like Chimpanzees and baboons and many others. The main tourist activities in Murchison Falls National Park include big game viewing, fantastic boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, nature walk/hiking to the top of the falls, chimpanzee tracking in Kanio Pabidi forest reserve, camping and photographing among others.

Murchison Falls in Uganda

Murchison Falls in Uganda

8) Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

This is one of the revered National Parks in the world, accessible to a limited number of visitors per day. It is a home to the endangered mountain gorillas and attracts many tourists every year interested in gorilla trekking excursions. There are currently 10 habituated gorilla groups and the number of people visiting each gorilla group is limited to 8 people per day. This aims at conserving this endangered species by protecting its habitat. You see the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat; you must possess a gorilla permit booked in advance from Rwanda Development Board at US$750 per permit for foreign non-residents. In other words, the demand for gorilla trekking permits is very high throughout the year. Other activities in Volcanoes National park Rwanda include golden monkey tracking, adventurous hike to Dian Fossey Tombs, Mountain Bisoke and Karisimbi hiking among others.

Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park

7) Ras Muhammad National Park, Egypt

This is the main attraction on the Red Sea Rivera, famous for its sea turtles and coral reefs that attract divers from different parts of the world. It encompasses underwater caves and 2 islands.

Ras Muhammad National Park Egypt

Diving while at Ras Muhammad National Park Egypt

6) Etosha National Park Namibia

This is one of the top attractions in Namibia famous for hosting animals like African wild dogs, Leopards, Black Rhinos, Hyenas, wildebeest and many more. Etosha National park is found in north-west of Namibia, covering an area of 8600 square miles.

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5) Ahaggar National Park, Algeria

Found in southern Algeria, covering an area of more than 173,745 square miles, it’s a home for the Tuareg people, and famous for its rare cheetah population, breath-taking landscapes and a 3000 meter mountain, all attracting visitors into this park. The park’s remoteness is overshadowed by its distinctiveness as one of the most stunning Parks in Africa and the whole world in general.Ahaggar-National-Park

4) Masoala National Park Madagascar

Masoala National Park is among the world’s most astonishing destination, recognised as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, and is famous for kayaking and scuba diving with a fantastic view of the coast. The park inhabits variegated species of lemurs, and so many other magical species of the Island.

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3) Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania

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Elephants in-front of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Here we find the highest mountain in Africa known as Mt. Kilimanjaro, and its snows attracts troops for mountain hikers and mountaineers from all parts of the world. It is also one of the biggest volcanoes in the world, and the savannah grasslands around it inhabit many animals an attract tourists. Kilimanjaro is also a world heritage site by UNESCO.

2) Victoria Falls National Park Zimbabwe

This is the biggest water fall on the world and regularly visited many tourists from all-over the planet. Enjoy fantastic view of the water falls and see crocodiles in the River as a memorable experience! Other animals in the park include hippos, elephants, White Rhinos and cape buffaloes.

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Aerial View of Victoria Falls

1) Kruger National park South Africa

This is South Africa’s first national park since 1926, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, located in north eastern South Africa. It is among the biggest game reserves in Africa. Among the animals attracting tourists in Kruger National Park include Hippos, Hyenas, Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Cheetahs, giraffes and many more.

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