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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Top 5 National Parks In Africa

The Wrap-Up has released the top 5 national parks in Africa. First one on the list is ruger National Park. Its located in northeastern South Africa. The park attracts safari enthusiasts from around the world who come to view the wildlife that make their home in the park. Kruger National Park is South Africa’s first national park and gained protective status as such in 1926. Animals that make their home on the spectacular terrain include the lions, elephants, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, and much more.

Located in northwestern Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is situated on the Zambezi River and is regarded as the largest waterfall in the world. Witnessing the falls and catching a glimpse of crocodiles in the river is a marvelous experience for visitors. Other animals that also may be seen around the park which is truly dominated by the falls are hippos, elephants, white rhinos, and cape buffalo.

Next is the Masoala National Park in Madagasgar. This stunning park is home to various species of lemurs and other enchanting species of the island. With its beautiful coastal views, the park is also ideal for kayaking and scuba diving. It’s one of those rare parks where visitors will be as delighted by the water territory as by the terrain. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Masoala National Park may be far off the beaten track, but it is a destination worth seeking out as one of the world’s most extraordinary places.

The fourth national park to visit is the Etosha National Park in Namibia. Located in northwest Namibia, Etosha National Park covers an area of 8,600 square miles. Home to an incredible array of animal species, the park is best known for its black rhinos, African wild dogs, hyenas, wildebeests, zebras, lions, and leopards to name a few. The park features five lodges and various facilities that are associated with tourism in the area. The spectacular wildlife is complemented by the various types of terrain contained in the park.

Last but not least is the Ras Muhammad National Park in Egypt. Located on the tip of the Sinai Peninsula, this extraordinary national park is world famous for its dazzling coral reefs and populations of sea turtles. Flanked by the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba, the park is a major attraction on the Red Sea Riviera. Ras Muhammad National Park encompasses underwater caves as well as two islands. The reefs attract divers from all over the world.