A National Park is an area of natural, semi-natural or social planted space which is used for conservation purposes. Every nation has an individual National Park for protection of their own natural species. According to the IUCN, to be a National Park, the area needs some features includes the Minimum size of 1,000 hectares, effective protection, enough natural resources, conditionally entrance of visitors and so on. Now we are going to describe to you some of the largest National Park in the Continent of Africa. Here are exact 20 famous and largest National Park in Africa for you.
Here Are 20 Largest National Park Continent Of Africa
1. Ahaggar National Park, Algeria
Ahaggar National Park is situated in the border side of the South, Algeria in Africa continent. The park covers an area of about 4,50,000 square kilometers within the Saharan Algeria Region. You can call it the park in the mountains because there have many volcanic mountains. The mountains name is the Ahaggar which is also known as the Hoggar. The highest peak situated about 3,003 meters above sea level. However, there have a few inhabitants live because there, not enough elements to survive the people.
2. Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
The Bale Mountains National Park is the second highest mountain in Ethiopian history. The National Park includes an area of nearly 2,150 squares kilometers. The park is a region of the natural environment in which many species lives. The park is situated in southeastern Ethiopia about 400 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia.
3. Bazaruto National Park, Mozambique
The Bazaruto National Park conservated area in the Inhambane Province of Mozambique. The park is also called The Bazaruto Archipelago National Park which is located to the north of the coastal area, Inhambane Province. The park has been established with the plan of conservating species of marine fauna, namely dugongs, sea turtles, sharks dolphins, manta rays, dolphins, whales, whale sharks, and other rare and endangered species, as well as important habitats such as mangroves, coral reef, and algal beds.
4. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda on the border of the Rift Valley. It is one of the old forests in the history of Uganda as well as it is the most biologically diverse rainforests which contain nearly 400 species of plants. The ‘impenetrable forest’ also protects an approximately 400 mountain gorillas.
5. Chobe National Park, Botswana
The Chobe National Park is the most biological diverse as well as the third longest park after Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Gemsbok National Park. The park is situated in the north of Botswana. The park is more remarkable for its lions and African elephants.
6. Deux Balés National Park, Burkina Faso
The Deux Bales National Park has situated close to the town of Bobo-Dioulasso, in the eastern side of the country. The Park is well known for the herds of African elephant sometimes seen crossing the track in the conservative area. It is alarming news that increasing human activity has led to a decline in the huge wild animals in the park. Do you know how the name has come? The Park was named after the Bale River which crosses across the park.
7. Etosha National Park, Namibia
Do you know how many places are recognized from the space? Your answer may, Great Wall of China. Of course, beside it, the Etosha National Park of Namibia also can recognize from the space. The park is unique in African all the parks. Because the park’s main characteristic is a salt pan. However, the Park is located northwestern Namibia.
8. Kakum National Park, Ghana
The Kakum National Park is the most visited park as well as the tourist attraction in Ghana. The park is situated in the Central Region of Ghana which covers an area approximately 375 square kilometers. There have many species belongs include Diana monkey, giant bongo antelope, yellow-backed duiker, African elephant and so on. But it is a matter of great sorrow that many of them are near to endanger.
9. Kiang West National Park, Gambia
The Kiang West National Park is one of the important and longest biological diverse in the Gambia. The area of the park is approximately 19,525 hectares. And it is situated on the bank of South Gambia River. You may not know that the park is the place where nearly 300 bird species belong here.
10. Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
The Kilimanjaro National Park is not only a natural park of Tanzania but also a tourist sports. Every year approximately 52,000 visitors come to visit the Park. The total area of the Park is nearly 1688 square kilometers includes Mount Kilimanjaro and surroundings montane forest. The park is situated Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania, and about 300 kilometers south of the Equator.
11. Korup National Park, Cameroon
The Korup National Park extends nearly 500 square miles of maximum disturb less dense forest. The park is one of Africa’s ancient and large rainforests. It is the best place for floral and faunal’s diversity. And it is best comfortable for birdwatching. However, the park is located Southwest Province, Cameroon nearly the city of Mundemba.
12. Kruger National Park, South Africa
The Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s most stimulating African safari destination. The park is located in Limpopo and Mpumalanga province in South Africa. However, the park is famous for its free animals as well as topical diversity.
13. Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal
The Niokolo-Koba National Park is one of the natural World Heritage Site in Senegal which is recognized by UNESCO. The park is surrounding several border site includes Guinea-Bissau and Senegal. The area of the Park covers with 9130 square kilometers. The Park is also a place of natural diversity.
14. Quicama National Park, Angola
The Quicama National Park is also known as Kissama National Park. The park is a natural home to a large number of animals and flora and fauna as well as birds. The park is located in northwestern Angola and the nearest city of Luanda.
15. Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo
The Salonga National Park is the longest park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The park is situated in the Congo River, the second longest river in Africa. However, the park is the tropical rainforest. It is the place of huge natural diversity. The place extends approximately 36,000 square kilometers.
16. Sehlabathebe National Park, Lesotho
The Sehlabathebe National Park is home of distinct biological diversity and the importance of cultural heritage. The landscape of the park is dominated by grassland and the little hill of soil. It is located near the city of Sehlabathede and in the Maloti Mountains in Qacha’s Nek District in Lesotho.
17. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
The South Luangwa National Park is located in the bank of the Luangwa River in eastern Zambia. It is one of the longest parks out of three parks in the valley of the river. The total area of the park nearly 9050 squares kilometers and the maximum of the park is the part of the river. So it is also called a water park. The park is the place where about 60 species of mammals and 400 species of birds belong.
18. Tai National Park, Ivory Coast
The Tai National Park is one of the longest rainforests in West Africa. The rainforest spreads the area of Liberia border, Cavall, and the Cassandra Rivers. The park is the inhabitant of many animals some of them are endangered. However, it is alarming the visitors who want to visit the park that the park is the natural store of the Ebola virus.
19. Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar
The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is the natural World Heritage Site which is recognized by UNESCO. The national park is situated in Melaky region in northwest Madagascar. The park is formed by two geological formations, first the Great Tsingy and the Little Tsingy. However, the park is one of the biggest mountains parks where many birds, mammal, as well as huge flora and fauna, belong. And It is also the place of biological diversity. The area of the national park spreads the hill site of Madagascar.
20. Yankari National Park, Nigeria
The Yankari National Park is situated in northeastern Nigeria. The Park is the most famous tourist spot in the history of the country. The park is one of the richest wildlife resources belong over 50 mammals and 350 bird species through the Park. Besides the natural and biological diversity, the park is also popular for natural warm water spring as well.