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.
17 Locations for National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuary in Africa
Click on one of these Africa National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuary options for more about these experiences and to find an overland tour which offers that particular National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuary activity.
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The highlight of my trip had to be Gweru in Zimbabwe, it was my idea of paradise. So much to do there with the animals and the location of it was just beautiful!
— Anne B (27) from Ireland
The trip was great! A very relaxed ride in a mokoro, followed by camping in the Okavango Delta and watching the animals on the islands was awesome!
— Michael & Silke from Germany
I loved every millisecond of the entire trip... Guess what I did in Swakopmund? I skydived out of a plane - woohoo was that AWESOME :-)
— JoJo E (61) from Switzerland
Finally home and had a great timeâ€¦. I loved the shark diving, Sossusvlei and Himba people. Saw Lions, a Leopard, Elephants, Giraffes, everything really! Thanks for…
— John E from Canada
I did not believe in god till i visited Chobe National Park.
— Juca from Uruguay