National parks of Africa: list, photos, description

National parks of Africa

A huge number of protected and protected areas are concentrated on the black continent, where nature has been preserved in its original form. It is in the national parks of Africa that you can see the "big five" representatives of the animal world, observe them in their natural habitat, admire the purest waterfalls and mountains covered with snow caps, and get acquainted with the life and customs of the tribes that stood at the origins of the emergence of human civilization.

Volcanoes National Park

People come to Rwanda to watch gorillas. This park is located near the city of Musanze and its headquarters is open 12 km north of there in the area of ​​the village of Kinigi. You can get here from the city by buses, which from 6 am every 30 minutes start in the direction of Kinigi and in half an hour and 350 Rwandan francs deliver everyone to a meeting with the largest and most interesting primates of the planet.
Experienced travelers advise novice tourists to perform "solo" and recommend joining groups that go to one of the most beautiful national parks in Africa from Musanza. A day tour with a driver and a guide will cost everyone about US $ 80 and is available at any hotel in the city.

Tanzanian Adventures

Many interesting national parks are located in Tanzania and this state is one of the most visited on the continent:

  • Serengeti is a park that is home to several hundred species of birds and thousands of interesting animals of the African savannah. The easiest way to get here is by car from the city of Arusha or by plane of local airlines. The main entertainment of tourists in the Serengeti is safari, hot air ballooning, watching flamingos on Lake Natron or getting to know the ancient petroglyphs of the Masai tribes.
  • It is easy to fly from Dar es Salaam International Airport to the Lake Taganyika Nature Reserve using local aviation. It offers visitors - fishing and hiking, and for fans of photography - magnificent views of the waterfalls.
  • A unique feature of the African National Park in the Great Rift Valley is the lions climbing trees. Here you can also admire the hot springs, learn the habits of the marabou and watch the razin storks.

A lot of useful information about the operation of the country's parks is contained on the website

Useful Tips

Compliance with the rules of conduct in African national parks is the main condition for visiting them. The wildlife that guests encounter is not always friendly, and therefore, in order not to endanger life, it is important:

  • Follow only officially declared routes and use the services of guides where necessary.
  • Take extra care when handling fire.
  • Gradually acclimatize in the mountainous area and do not climb without proper physical training.

Photos of African National Parks