The African continent holds a lot of wonders and stunning natural scenery, one example is the national parks. Various national parks on the African continent have unique characteristics, wherein each region is dominated by savanna.
There are many things that visitors can do in the national park, ranging from sightseeing to observing the newly discovered animals and plants.
Here are 7 of the most popular national parks on the African continent that have a charm that spoils the eyes.
- Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is the first national park in South Africa. This national park provides an extraordinary sensation to visitors, visitors will be shown the many behaviors of hundreds of wild animals such as lions, elephants, and zebras.
This national park is facilitated by lodging that is in the middle of the wild. There are several inns with complete facilities, such as restaurants and swimming pools. With a swimming pool, visitors can see wild animals directly from the swimming pool.
- Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Elephant National Park is a habitat for various kinds of wildlife, especially elephants. It is the third largest national park in South Africa, after Kruger National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
In addition to elephants, this national park has a variety of rare endemic plant and animal species. This national park offers stunning views of rolling dunes and Mount Zuuberg.
- Golden gate highlands national park
Golden Gate Highlands National Park is a national park located in the Free State region, South Africa. The most popular objects in this national park include sandstone cliffs and outcrops with a golden yellow color.
There are many wildlife found in this national park, such as badgers, eland, zebras, and more than 210 species of birds. Interestingly, this national park has found eggs and skeletons of the dinosaurs of Massospondylus and Prosauropods.
- Etosha National Park
Etosha National Park is the best national park in the country of Namibia which was founded on March 22, 1907. This national park area is the former of a large lake that has long dried up.
Lions and elephants are very popular animals in this national park, in addition, there are also about 340 species of birds scattered in this national park. This national park is home to the world’s largest and heaviest birds, the ostrich and the bustard cori.
- Augrabies Falls National Park
Augrabies Falls National Park is located in Upington, South Africa. This national park was founded in 1966 and is one of the most popular national parks in South Africa.
This national park has a variety of beautiful objects, such as the Augrabies Waterfall which has a height of 90 m, and the canyon that divides the middle of this national park. This national park provides Gorge Cottage lodging which has a very beautiful view.
- Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is one of the national parks designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. This national park was founded in 1951 and is located in the Mara and Simiyu regions of Tanzania.
This national park had attracted the attention of tourists because there were hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles and millions of wildebeests, who migrated. The massive migration started from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which is in the southern part of the national park.
- Camdeboo National Park
Camdeboo National Park is located in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. This national park was inaugurated on October 30, 2005, previously this national park was named Karoo Cultural Heritage which was founded in 1979.
Several wild animals are often seen here such as antelope, small antelope (springbook), endemic antelope (blesbok), and black wildebeest. This national park has a very popular object, namely The Valley of Desolation, or can be called the valley of destruction.
Those were the 10 most popular national parks on the African continent that you can visit. Apart from being a tourist spot, the seven national parks can be a place to learn and observe various newly discovered species.