Imagine an ideal safari somewhere in the middle of a jungle with all kinds of exotic animal species around. Would it test your nerves and give you an adventure worth a lifetime?
Welcome to Africa!
Africa has several wildlife destinations that are truly worth visiting. Comfortable stay, exotic cuisines, exciting excursions and extra-ordinary adventure sports, the African wildlife safari offers it all. The top 4 national parks that must be in your forthcoming travel-list are:
Kruger National Park
Located in South Africa, Kruger National Park is spread across 19,633 sq. km. and is home to 753 wildlife species. Established in 1898 by the President of Transvaal, Paul Kruger, the park offers stay in luxury resorts which are located within the park’s boundary. Experienced tour guides and several camping based resorts are also available. A host to 254 cultural heritage sites, you can also choose budget safaris.
Addo Elephant National Park
Considered as South Africa’s third-largest national park, it is located 70 km to the north of Port Elizabeth. Operational since 1931, when it was flagged off with only 11 elephants, today it is host to a population of 600 elephants. The other wildlife species residing in the park are lions, zebras, black rhinos, Cape buffaloes, hyenas and many exotic birds.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Identified as a UNESCO world heritage site with a spanned area of 8292 sq. km., it is located 180 km to the west of Arusha in the crater highlands area of Tanzania. Established in 1959, and named after the Ngorongoro Crater, the park is a residence to a range of endangered species such as the black rhino, wild dogs, cheetahs, hippopotamus, wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, Cape buffalo, the golden cat and about 500 species of birds, many of which are rare and only visible here. The park is also home to 25000 large animals, mostly ungulates.
Karoo National Park
Located in the outskirts of Beaufort West, South Africa, the national park is spread across 767.9 sq. km. and is a sanctuary for several species like springbok, gemsbok, cape mountain zebra, Cape buffalo, red hartebeest, black rhinoceros, eland, kudu, klipspringer, foxes, jackals, ostriches and lions. You can also spot several distinct tortoise species. The landscape is extremely dry and harsh due to low annual rainfall. You can book your lodging at any of the several comfortable accommodations and exotic resto-bars for complete relaxation after a rough adventurous day.