African National Parks Adventure Holidays

African National Parks Adventure Holidays

Africa is known worldwide for their National Parks and abundance of wildlife, some of it unique to the African continent and many of these parks offer sightings of “The Big Five” as well as an abundance of birds.

Masai Mara National Reserve

The Masai Mara is considered to be the greatest reserve in the world and is a popular tourist attraction in Kenya.  It is also the world’s best safari destination and is located in the picturesque savannah plains of Kenya and the plains are filled with wildlife.  The beauty of the Masai Mara Reserve usually strikes even the most well-travelled safari adventurers.  A highlight is most definitely “The Great Migration” which takes place around July through October and is where you will get to see stampedes of Wildebeest, Zebra and Gazelle.  You will also be able to view Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards and Jackals and a multitude of other wild animals.  The Masai Mara Reserve is also home to more than 450 species of birds.  If you are lucky you may also encounter the Maasai tribes, who live in harmony with the wildlife of this area.

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is located in northern Tanzania and is only rivalled by the Masai Mara and is home to large populations of wildlife, especially mammals.  The main attraction is the Wildebeest migration, which takes place each year.  Hoofed animals migrate across the plains of the Serengeti between December and July and move between the Masai Mara and Serengeti; the two parks share borders which are unfenced.  The Park is one of the best areas in Africa to see “The Big Five” and a big population of Lions.  There are more than 500 species of birds, which includes Raptors.

Chobe National Park

Situated in northern Botswana the Chobe has a high concentration of game and a large population of Elephants, over 40 000.  The Chobe is 12 000 km² and has a diverse range of ecosystems which ranges from dry plains to lush fertile grasslands, heavy forests and swamps.  These ecosystems are home to a large density of wildlife and birds.  The game viewing is excellent here and a great way to see some of the Park is to take a cruise along the Chobe River with the best time for viewing between April through October.  If you have the time, the Okavango Delta is worth a visit and you won’t have to win big at betting sites to afford a trip, as there are plenty of affordable options.

Kruger National Park

The Kruger covers two million hectares of land and is rated as a world class National Park and is on every traveller’s bucket list when visiting South Africa. The wildlife here is among the best in the world with a diverse population of mammals and bird life.  The Kruger is well known for sightings of “The Big Five” as well as Hippos, Crocodiles, Hyenas, Cheetahs, Giraffes, Elephants and a range of Buck.  It is easily accessible for tourists and is known for its conservation practices.  The Kruger has the option of being a day visitor or you can take advantage of the many excellent accommodations.