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Kenya National Parks and Game Reserves
Kenya National Parks and Game Reserves are rated among the best in Africa. Obviously the tremendous variety of birds and mammals is the main attraction. With 23 National Parks, 4 National Marine Parks, 28 National Reserves, 6 National Marine Reserves, and 4 National Sanctuaries, there is a wealth of protected areas for travelers to explore in Kenya. Some of the popular parks include Masai Mara Game Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Samburu National Reserve, Mt Kenya National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Nairobi National Park, Tsavo East and West National Parks etc see huge numbers of visitors. Find the list of Kenya’s most popular and most unique parks and reserves here.
Tanzania National Parks and Game Reserves are home to an incredible variety of wildlife, flora and even cultures. There are a total of 16 national parks Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). Tanzania has the largest amount of land committed only for use as national parks and game reserves than any other country in the world. The diverse landscape of Tanzania provides homes for many different species of animal and birds. Some of Tanzania stunning national parks include Arusha National Park, Katavi National Park,Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ruaha National Park, Gombe Stream National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area Park, and Serengeti National Park etc.
Zanzibar Island National Parks and Game Reserves are wild areas that are protected as natural reserves and marine parks. Zanzibar Island offer is one of the best kept secrets of the Indian Ocean. This exotic spice island offers a relaxing beach vacation along its palm fringed unspoiled beaches with clear warm turquoise waters. The spectacular coral reefs are excellent for snorkeling, diving and water sports. You can combine a Zanzibar vacation with a wildlife safari to some of the parks in Zanzibar: Zanzibar National Park (also called the Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park), Ngezi Forest National Park, Chumbe Island Coral Park and Kiwengwa/ Pongwe Forest Reserve etc.
Rwanda National Parks and Game Reserves are 5 in total. Volcanoes National Park is the world’s most popular destination to see mountain gorillas. Nyungwe Forest National Park is popular for chimpanzees, primates and over 300 species of birds. Akagera National Park is popular for wildlife game viewing. Mukura Forest Reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife including endangered bird species. Gishwati-Mukura National Park main attractions including bird watching, hiking through the Congo Nile Trail, chimpanzee tracking and butterfly watching. Lake Kivu activities include swimming, sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, motor boats, fishing, hiking and biking, tours to coffee farm, Imbabazi Orphanage etc
Uganda National Parks and Game Reserves are the country’s gift to the world. Not only are they teeming with a profusion of incredible wildlife that includes Africa’s Big Five, but they also offer breathtaking scenery. In most of the National Parks and Wildlife Reserves, there are magnificent trails for nature walks. Some of the best Uganda parks and reserve in Uganda include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Semuliki National Park. If you are interested in a true African walk, Uganda is the right place for you. Walks include Night Walks, Forest Walks, Hiking and Primate Walks. Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda's best safari parks for game viewing safaris and birding tours.