9 Wildlife Hotspots In Africa That Are A Must-See

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Witness the incredible annual wildebeest migration and explore 583 square miles of diverse wildlife, including 90 mammal species and 500 bird species.

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Known for its vast elephant population, Chobe offers game-viewing safaris, boat rides, and flying safaris, showcasing diverse wildlife in a stunning floodplain setting.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

A world-renowned safari destination, the Serengeti is home to the Big Five and the breathtaking wildebeest migration, covering 5,700 square miles of varied landscapes.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

South Africa's largest game park features 147 mammal species, hundreds of bird and butterfly species, and diverse habitats across six ecological regions.

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Bordering the Kalahari Desert, Etosha offers a unique blend of rivers, grasslands, and a massive salt pan, home to rare species like black rhinos and cheetahs.

Isalo National Park, Madagascar

Experience Madagascar's unique wildlife, including lemurs and ring-tailed mongoose, in a park that has evolved separately for 88 million years.

Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Virunga is home to critically endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and an unparalleled variety of bird species.

Yankari National Park, Nigeria

Located in Bauchi State, Yankari features diverse plains game, wild buffalo, elephants, and the popular Wikki Warm Spring, making it a prime West African destination.

Kafue National Park, Zambia

One of Africa's largest national parks, Kafue spans 22,400 square kilometers and is known for its numerous antelope species, lions, leopards, and significant hippo population.