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National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuary in Africa

See Africa’s protected and endangered
wildlife species. National Parks
offer a chance to view big game
in natural habitats.

Eco-Tourism and Wildlife Conservation

Eco-tourism is fast becoming a growing trend in Africa, and rehabilitation centers and sanctuaries offer the perfect to educate and inform the public about the dangers that so many African wildlife species face. Africa has a number of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries where the aim is to protect and preserve the number of threatened species on the continent.

Africa's Best National Parks

Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa, near Sun City is one of the best parks is the country.  This park is a sanctuary for a host of wildlife, including Africa’s Big 5. The park is situated on a long extinct volcanic crater, and early presence of man can be seen in the various Stone and Iron Age sites that are scattered throughout the park.

The Kruger National Park, also in South Africa boasts the Big 5, and 22,500 hectares of game park. The Kruger is one of South Africa's oldest game reserves and has been instrumental in pioneering conservation projects.

Hluhluwe/Imfolozi in Kwa Zulu Natal is South Africa's oldest game park, and is world renowned for its efforts to save Africa's Rhinos. Their Rhino breeding project places Rhino in all the major game parks in Africa

The Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania is primarily an elephant reserve, covering some 54,490sq kms. In addition to elephant, hippos, buffalo, wildbeest, hartebeest, sable antelope, greater kudu, eland, lion and leopard can be seen.

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in Swaziland is another reserve worth visiting, and has a range of species including white rhino, antelopes, sable, buffalo, hippo, crocodile and many species of birds.


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