What are the best national parks to go on safari in the heart of Africa: all the tips and must-see places.
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana
This extensive alluvial plain is home to a highly diverse population of fauna and flora. In addition to the Big Five, you’ll be able to see leopards, giraffes, hippos, and African wild dogs. This was the first reserve established in Africa opened in an attempt to counteract the decline of fauna, making it the perfect option if you are interested in conservation.
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
The density of the wild animal population here is the main reason why it has become the largest number of parks in the Luangwa River Valley.
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
It was originally the site of the Dian Fossey Research Center (opened in 1967) and focused on their gorilla conservation efforts.
Today, it is one of the only places in the world where you can expect to see a mountain gorilla, which lives here among other wildlife such as golden monkeys, elephants, spotted hyenas and buffalo. In addition to wildlife viewing, you can climb Mount Karisimbi and Mount Bisoke, the park’s volcanoes.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
South Africa’s oldest and largest national park is perfect if you’re planning a drive-through safari or self-catering accommodation.
The Kruger National Park, which covers almost two million hectares, offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore, from grasslands to dense areas of forest. To add a touch of culture to your trip, don’t miss the Bushmen cave paintings.