Top 10 Largest National Parks and Game Reserves in Africa

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Top 10 Biggest National Parks and Game Reserves in Africa
Hello Displorers, welcome to another informative video presented to you by Displore . In this video, we shall take you along a safari trip to discover the top 10 biggest national parks in Africa by surface area and perhaps wildlife variety. The idea of protecting large tracts of lands as national parks took off in Africa in 1925 with the establishment of Virunga National Park in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Soon after that an ever-increasing number of parks emerged after the second world war as many other African countries followed suit, leading to the creation of some of the world’s largest national parks. Africa cannotto be the first or have the largest national parks in the world but Africa has some of the biggest parks in the world both in size and wildlife viewing opportunities.
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The Yellowstone, USA and Northeast Greenland national parks are the first and second biggest national parks in the world respectively but here are the top 10 biggest national parks in Africa by surface area.
10. Tsavo East National Park – Kenya –
Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 13,747 square kilometres. Situated in a semi-arid area previously known as the Taru Desert it opened in April 1948, and is located near the town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta County of the former Coast Province. The park is divided into east and west sections by the A109 road and a railway. Named for the Tsavo River, which flows west to east through the national park, it borders the Chyulu Hills National Park, and the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania.

9. Hwange National Park – Zimbabwe - 14,651km2
Starting off the countdown at number 10 is the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. It is the largest in Zimbabwe at 14,651km2km, and Hwange National Park has a spectacular amount of wildlife with some 400 species of bird and 107 types of animals. The three main centres are Main Camp, Sinamatella and Robins Camp. Most of the upmarket lodges are situated in the northeaster Main Camp area simply because this is where one sees truly phenomenal game concentrations around the pumped waterholes in the dry season.

8. Serengeti National Park - Tanzania - 14,763km2
Tanzania is packed with several parks and natural reserves for the rich flora and fauna found in the east African nation. One of such in the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti National Park is a large national park in Serengeti area, Tanzania which covers an area of 14,763 km². It is most famous for its annual migration of over one and a half million white bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebras. Serengeti National Park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and park has such a varied collection of wildlife and an awe-inspiring ancient migratory system that it never ceases to amaze first time guests and even seasoned travellers on a Tanzania local Masai calls the Serengeti National Park in northwestern Tanzania “the place where the land moves on forever” and indeed it is. This vast landscape conjures up images of wide-open plains and the annual Serengeti migration of more than a million wildebeest and zebra as far as the eye can see. But the Serengeti National Park is not only known for the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, there are vast numbers of plains game in the reserve and visitors will also have the opportunity to witness lions, leopards and cheetah in abundance just waiting for the perfect moment to in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is offered at luxury Tanzania safari lodges and activities include guided game drives and hot air balloon safaris. Serengeti National Park safaris can also be combined with a beach holiday in Zanzibar, Tanzania for a premium personal experience.

7. Kruger National Park - South Africa - 19,455km2
Kruger National Park is a South African National Park and one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,485km2 in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360km from north to south and 65km from east to west. Areas of the park were first protected by the government of the South African Republic in 1898, and it became South Africa's first national park in the west and south of the Kruger National Park are the two South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, respectively. To the north is Zimbabwe, and to the east is Mozambique. It is now part of the Great Limpopo Trans frontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with
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