Incredible National Parks to Visit in East Africa

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Are you looking forward to a fantastic wildlife experience? Then East Africa is your destination, from tropical rainforest to savanna grasslands where you have plenty of wildlife from Gorillas, chimpanzees, lions, leopards to great wildebeest migration.

It’s fairly typical to have a general concept of what you can do in East Africa but not know where to go for a unique adventure. This is why we’ve compiled incredible national parks to visit in East Africa that offers the best experiences.

What Are Incredible National Parks in East Africa?

Maasai Mara National Park

The famous migration of wildebeest begins here, heading for the Serengeti National Park. You will view not only great wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara but also other species such as cheetahs, leopards, lions, and elephants. This is the ideal wildlife safari spot to visit at any time of year. Furthermore, because the reserve is located in the Maasai community, you can learn various cultural practices from one of East Africa’s most well-known tribes.

Serengeti National Park

Visiting Mt. Kilimanjaro will not be enough if you don’t enjoy a game drive across Serengeti National park in Tanzania. The Serengeti National Park hosts the Great Migration of wildebeest from Kenya’s Maasai Mara. You may visit Serengeti at any time of year for an unforgettable game drive experience. You might get lucky and see Elephants, Black Rhinos, Lions, Wildebeest, and Buffalos while on the game drive.

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is situated in Rwanda. It is one of the incredible national parks to visit in East Africa. It is home to five active volcanoes surrounded by lush jungle and mountain peaks. The mountain gorillas of the Volcanoes National Park are well-known here. Other animals include hyenas, elephants, bushbucks, golden monkeys, buffaloes, and black-fronted duiker. There are 178 different bird species in this area, with 29 species exclusive to this Park.

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park lies in the northwest corner of Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park contains a magnificent pair of Nile River waterfalls that cascade into Lake Albert downstream. The Park offers a unique experience with rainforest, river valleys, and animal species like elephants, giraffes, chimps, hartebeests, birds, and lions.

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe forest national park is one of the oldest rainforests in Africa, situated in Rwanda. Nyungwe Forest is one of the best places to see primates like Golden Monkeys, Chimpanzees, and Colobus Monkeys and is considered a “must-see” for anybody visiting Rwanda.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda is known for its volcanic cones and craters and a succession of rivers and lakes. The most stunning feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park is the presence of tree-climbing lions and black manes.

Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park is the largest and oldest national Park in Kenya. The Park covers extensive grassland, rocky landscape, and extinct volcanoes. In the Park, Mzima springs produce a lot of water, creating a river flow hosting hippos and fish. Game drive in Tsavo exposes you to many wildlife like lions, elephants, and giraffes.

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is a unique national park located in Tanzania. Ruaha National Park is known for its fantastic beauty, ancient baobab trees, attractive river, and dramatic scenery, which provides visitors with tremendously exciting game viewing opportunities. Some of the wildlife in Ruaha National Park include zebra, buffalo, gazelle, elephant, cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs, antelope, and lions.


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