Africa is a continent known for its natural beauty and wildlife. It is home to various species that are rarely found anywhere else in the world. The African Safaris provide you insight into the lives of these creatures by taking you to the remote areas. There lie various insects, birds, animals that dwell and live here, offering much for you to visit and attain knowledge about their habits and living conditions.
Following are the top natural habitats in Africa that offer good adventure for you and your family:
Mashatu Game Reserve: Northern Tuli Game Reserve engulfs Mashatu. It is home to many elephants and leopards. It offers quality sightings of few flagship animals. The main attractions of this reserve are the elephants and the predators. Other animals that can be seen include leopards, lion, wild dog, cheetah and spotted hyena. Various antelope species can also be found such as giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, etc. Other things that excite the adventurers include the scenery, bushes and birds. The scenery of this reserve is exemplary comprising of wilderness of savannah, wetland and riverine forest. You will be excited to spot the cliffs of sandstone, dry riverbeds that are frequently visited by herd of elephants. The Machatu trees are found along the riverside and provide food and shelter to various animals.
Etoshia National Park: This largest national park lies in the north of Namibia as it spreads over 5000 square kilometers. It offers a beautiful scenery as the area was once an ancient inland sea. This provides holes of water for the various species and creatures in the area. You will be able to spot various unusual and rare animals, mammals, reptiles, birds and threatened and endangered species like that of black rhinoceros. The best time to go adventuring at this national park is from April to October as the weather conditions are suitable.
Serengeti National Park in Tanzania: The national park of Serengeti in Tanzania is stretched over the area of 1.5 million hectares. The endless plains, wildlife and annual migration of Great Wildebeest are famous here. The name of the national park refers to the place where land runs forever, thus, explaining the vastness of the plains. The area boasts of the oldest eco-system on the planet. The lions and cheetahs are very common in Serengeti while you can spot the leopards near the Seronera River. The area around the river is frequently visited by most of the animals for water. Hippo pods and crocodiles can be seen in the river bathing and squabbling in the water to escape the heat.
Kruger National Park: If you are among those that wish to campaign in forest or national park and also experience the best wildlife, Kruger National Park is a must visit for you. This great national park is the largest and the oldest in South Africa as it spreads over 20,000 square kilometers. You will be able to spot various iconic safari species, 137 mammals and more than 500 different types of birds. This park offers the best place to see leopards. With the aid of highly qualified guides, you will be able to cover vast span of area witnessing the wildlife and scenery. You can also enjoy romantic dinners under a starry sky amongst the bushes or in Kruger lodges.
Moremi Game Reserve Botswana: Moremi Game Reserve stretches over one-third of Okavanga Delta. The two large islands, namely Chiefs Island and Mopane Tongue lie on the west and the east of the reserve respectively. The game reserve won the title of “the best game reserve in Africa” in 2008 by African Travel and Tourism Association. Another astonishing fact about this reserve is that it is the first reserve in Africa that was established by the localities. The reserve startles the adventurers with its unique landscape as you can see riverine forests, marshlands, wetlands, and savannahs, palm trees, etc. All these natural features are sure to leave you in awe. The tourists can visit the safari on foot or boat safaris or mokoro rides or on a safari vehicle.
South Luangwa National Park in Zambia: At the tail of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, in the east of Zambia, lies Luangwa National Park in the valley of Luangwa. There are very small numbers of visitors in this national park due to its remote location. Thus, it offers an undisturbed haven for the animals and other wildlife, providing a more thrilling experience than the other reserves of the continent. You can know more about wildlife there and attain knowledge if you walk on foot. You are accompanied by an experienced guide and you choose to have a one-day trail or enjoy trekking for one long week. You will be able to witness the best scenery, variety and density of animals such as impala, leopards, hippos, giraffes, pukus, waterbucks, buffaloes and elephants in Luangwa Park.
Mahale Mountains National Park in Tanzania: Mahale is located in the west of Tanzania on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. The place offers the best chimpanzee viewing in Africa while providing home to more than 1700 chimpanzees in the region. It is the only place in the world that provides homage to both chimpanzees and lions together. Mahale offers a beautiful scenery with mist covered mountains, lakes, crystal clear waters and white sands. You can visit the park in boat on lake and not on the foot as there are no roads or any other infrastructure.
If you are a nature and wildlife lover, these top natural habitats in Africa are a must visit for you. You can learn a lot more about animals, plants and ecosystem in these habitats of Africa.
Author Bio: Sarah is a senior editor in www.holidayfactors.com, a leading online holiday marketplace in Dubai, UAE