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Serengeti National Park tops Africa's great Safari Parks

Serengeti National Park tops Africa’s great Safari Parks

BY EABW REPORTER

SafariBookings.com, an online marketplace for African safari travel, has published a definitive ranking of the 10 best safari parks in Africa.

The analysis was based on more than 2500 reviews – a total of 1670 reviews were contributed by safari-goers from 72 countries; another 860 park reviews were written by renowned industry experts.

This experts include guidebook authors from Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer’s, Bradt and Footprint. Reviews from both first time and experienced safari-goers make up the results.

Sweeping first place was the people’s favorite, magnificent Serengeti in Tanzania – it polled an impressive rating of 4.9 out of 5.

It was followed by South Africa’s MalaMala Game Reserve, and Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. Oddly, Kruger National Park didn’t feature in the Top 10 despite South Africa holding two of the top 10 spots. This was surprising given how highly regarded Kruger is in the safari industry.

Serengeti thoroughly deserved first position in our study as it is universally loved for its wildlife, profusion of predators, and astonishing wildebeest migration.

MalaMala Game Reserve is popular for the rich and famous, offering luxurious accommodations and some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. Watching wildlife while bobbing down the Zambezi in a canoe, with the unspoiled wilderness of Mana Pools on either side, is an unforgettable experience.

Remarkably, Kenya’s only foray into the top 10 is on the back of the Masai Mara National Reserve (despite the country having 9 parks that rank in the top 50). The park really on the move is South Luangwa in Zambia which jumped from 11th in 2015 to 5th place in 2018.

Full list of the Top Ten Hotels are:

Serengeti National Park Tanzania Tanzania  90/5

Classic safari, Big 5 present (rhino rare), many big cats, wildebeest migration

Ranks #1 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks

 

Mala Mala Game Reserve South Africa South Africa  88/5

Classic safari, private reserve, abundant wildlife- including the Big 5

Ranks #2 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks

 

Mana Pools National Park Zimbabwe Zimbabwe  87/5

Walking, canoe and classic safaris, 4 of the Big 5 and wild dogs present, no rhino

Ranks #3 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks

 

Okavango Delta Botswana Botswana  77/5

Canoe, boat and classic safari, waterway paradise, Big 5 (rhino in Moremi)

Ranks #4 of Africa’s top 50 safari parksparks

 

South Luangwa National Park Zambia Zambia  71/5

Walking and classic safari, giraffe, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), abundant wildlife

Ranks #5 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks

 

Moremi Game Reserve Botswana Botswana  66/5

Classic safari, Big 5 present (rhino rare), partly located in the Okavango Delta

Ranks #6 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks

 

Sabi Sand Game Reserve South Africa South Africa  64/5

Area consisting of multiple private reserves, excellent Big 5 wildlife viewing

Ranks #7 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks

 

Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya Kenya  61/5

Classic safari, Big 5 present (rhino rare), many big cats, wildebeest migration

Ranks #8 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks

 

Selous Game Reserve Tanzania Tanzania  60/5

Walking, boat and classic safari, Big 5 present, healthy population of wild dog

Ranks #9 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks

 

Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania Tanzania  59/5

Classic safari, abundant wildlife in the volcanic crater includes the Big 5

Ranks #10 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks

 

 

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