If you’re an animal lover and want to see some of the world’s most majestic creatures up close, then a visit to an African Game Reserve should be high on your bucket list.

But Africa isn’t exactly small. It’s a continent that spans 30.37 million km² and contains 54 countries, so picking the best place to visit to see animals is not an easy task.

The Best African Game Reserves & Safari Parks to Visit in Africa

To help you narrow down your choices, we have put together a list of the best game reserves and safari parks in Africa, and why they are the best.

Maasai Mara National Reserve

The Masai Mara National Reserve, also sometimes spelled Maasai Mara National Rserve, is located in Southwest Kenya, and is a huge expanse of savannah wilderness covering around 1510 square kilometers.

Etosha National Park, Namibia

As a visitor to Etosha you can expect to see many buck species, elephant, giraffe, rhino and lions, there is a network of roads linking the three campsites and subsidiary roads lead to various waterholes.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

It boasts the most diverse game viewing experience in Africa and is the largest national park in SA at an area that spans 18,485 square kilometers – for perspective, it’s almost the same size as Wales (the country).

Addo Elephant Park, South Africa

Addo is a sanctuary to over 550 elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, as well as the unique Addo flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is a huge area that spans for approximately 523 square miles, and is known for its breathtaking volcanic landscapes and its contributions to preserving endangered mountain gorillas.

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