Tuesday, 29 March 2016

HIFADHI 50 BORA AFRIKA 2015_SafariBookings

  • Serengeti National Park   Tanzania Tanzania
    4.89/5
    Classic safari, Big 5 present, many big cats, wildebeest migration, natural beauty
    Ranks #1 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Mala Mala Game Reserve   South Africa South Africa
    4.81/5
    Classic safari, private reserve, abundant wildlife- including the Big 5
    Ranks #2 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Okavango Delta   Botswana Botswana
    4.75/5
    Canoe, boat and classic safari, waterway paradise, Big 5 (rhino in Moremi)
    Ranks #3 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Mana Pools National Park   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
    4.75/5
    Walking, canoe and classic safaris, 4 of the Big 5 and wild dogs present, no rhino
    Ranks #4 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Moremi Game Reserve   Botswana Botswana
    4.66/5
    Classic safari, Big 5 present (rhino rare), partly located in the Okavango Delta
    Ranks #5 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Sabi Sand Game Reserve   South Africa South Africa
    4.64/5
    Area consisting of multiple private reserves, excellent Big 5 wildlife viewing
    Ranks #6 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Phinda Game Reserve   South Africa South Africa
    4.63/5
    Classic safari, private reserve, abundant wildlife- including the Big 5
    Ranks #7 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Masai Mara National Reserve   Kenya Kenya
    4.60/5
    Classic safari, Big 5 present (rhino rare), many big cats, wildebeest migration
    Ranks #8 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park   South Africa South Africa
    4.59/5
    Classic safari, transfrontier park with Botswana, all big cats present
    Ranks #9 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Ruaha National Park   Tanzania Tanzania
    4.56/5
    Walking and classic safari, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), cheetah and wild dogs
    Ranks #10 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks

  • South Luangwa National Park   Zambia Zambia
    4.56/5
    Walking and classic safari, giraffe, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), abundant wildlife
    Ranks #11 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Ngorongoro Crater   Tanzania Tanzania
    4.52/5
    Classic safari, abundant wildlife in the volcanic crater includes the Big 5
    Ranks #12 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Selous Game Reserve   Tanzania Tanzania
    4.48/5
    Walking, boat and classic safari, Big 5 present, healthy population of wild dogs
    Ranks #13 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Kidepo Valley National Park   Uganda Uganda
    4.45/5
    Classic safari, giraffe, cheetah, antelope species, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino)
    Ranks #14 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Chobe National Park   Botswana Botswana
    4.45/5
    Boat and classic safari, Big 5 present (rhino very rare), abundant elephants
    Ranks #15 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy   Kenya Kenya
    4.45/5
    Classic safari, private reserve, Big 5 and chimpanzee sanctuary present
    Ranks #16 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Etosha National Park   Namibia Namibia
    4.45/5
    Classic safari, 4 of the Big 5 (no buffalos), excellent wildlife viewing during the dry season
    Ranks #17 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Linyanti Concession   Botswana Botswana
    4.44/5
    Classic safari, private reserve, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino)
    Ranks #18 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Hwange National Park   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
    4.44/5
    Classic safari, abundance of all major safari animals- including the Big 5
    Ranks #19 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Kruger National Park   South Africa South Africa
    4.43/5
    Classic safari, great abundance of all major safari animals- including the Big 5
    Ranks #20 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Lower Zambezi National Park   Zambia Zambia
    4.40/5
    Canoe and classic safari, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), no giraffe
    Ranks #21 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Katavi National Park   Tanzania Tanzania
    4.35/5
    Classic safari, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), abundant wildlife in the dry season
    Ranks #22 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Matusadona National Park   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
    4.35/5
    Walking, boat and classic safari, Big 5 present, many elephant, no giraffe
    Ranks #23 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Timbavati Nature Reserve   South Africa South Africa
    4.33/5
    Classic safari, private reserve, Big 5 present
    Ranks #24 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Samburu National Reserve   Kenya Kenya
    4.33/5
    Classic safari, 4 of Big 5 (no rhino), adjoining Buffalo Springs without fences
    Ranks #25 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Tsavo West National Park   Kenya Kenya
    4.31/5
    Classic safari, adjacent to Tsavo East, Big 5 present, low wildlife density
    Ranks #26 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Madikwe Game Reserve   South Africa South Africa
    4.28/5
    Classic safari, private reserve, Big 5 present
    Ranks #27 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Amboseli National Park   Kenya Kenya
    4.26/5
    Classic safari, Big 5 present, famous for its views of Mount Kilimanjaro
    Ranks #28 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Kafue National Park   Zambia Zambia
    4.26/5
    Walking, boat and classic safari, cheetah, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), no giraffe
    Ranks #29 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Tembe Elephant Park   South Africa South Africa
    4.25/5
    Classic safari, the Big 5 is present, famous for its big tuskers
    Ranks #30 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Tsavo East National Park   Kenya Kenya
    4.25/5
    Classic safari, adjacent to Tsavo West, Big 5 present, low wildlife density
    Ranks #31 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • North Luangwa National Park   Zambia Zambia
    4.21/5
    Walking safari only, Big 5 present (rhino in protected zone), no giraffe
    Ranks #32 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve   Botswana Botswana
    4.20/5
    Classic safari, wildlife scarce except after summer rains, all big cats present
    Ranks #33 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park   Uganda Uganda
    4.19/5
    Boat and classic safari, abundant wildlife, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), no giraffe
    Ranks #34 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Shamwari Game Reserve   South Africa South Africa
    4.17/5
    Classic safari, private reserve, Big 5 present
    Ranks #35 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve   South Africa South Africa
    4.16/5
    Classic safari, Big 5 present, famous for its rhino population
    Ranks #36 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Lewa Wildlife Conservancy   Kenya Kenya
    4.15/5
    Classic safari, private reserve, Big 5 present
    Ranks #37 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Meru National Park   Kenya Kenya
    4.15/5
    Classic safari, 4 of the Big 5 present (rhino in fenced sanctuary)
    Ranks #38 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Murchison Falls National Park   Uganda Uganda
    4.11/5
    Boat and classic safari, waterfall, abundant wildlife, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino)
    Ranks #39 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Kapama Game Reserve   South Africa South Africa
    4.08/5
    Classic safari, private reserve, Big 5 present
    Ranks #40 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Gonarezhou National Park   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
    4.08/5
    Classic safari, Big 5 and cheetah present, rhino rare and animals are skittish
    Ranks #41 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Tarangire National Park   Tanzania Tanzania
    4.05/5
    Classic safari, 4 of the Big 5 (no rhino), abundant wildlife in the dry season
    Ranks #42 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Makgadikgadi Pans National Park   Botswana Botswana
    4.04/5
    Classic safari, wildlife scarce outside wet season, Big 5 present (rhino rare)
    Ranks #43 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Nxai Pan National Park   Botswana Botswana
    4.00/5
    Classic safari, wildlife scarce outside wet season, Big 5 present (rhino rare)
    Ranks #44 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Mkhuze Game Reserve   South Africa South Africa
    3.92/5
    Classic safari, Big 5 present, wild dog present but rare
    Ranks #45 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Lake Nakuru National Park   Kenya Kenya
    3.90/5
    Classic safari, Big 5 present, famous for its flamingos
    Ranks #46 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Pilanesberg Game Reserve   South Africa South Africa
    3.87/5
    Classic safari, Big 5 present
    Ranks #47 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Addo Elephant National Park   South Africa South Africa
    3.86/5
    Classic safari, Big 5 present, but only elephants are regularly seen
    Ranks #48 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Mapungubwe National Park   South Africa South Africa
    3.85/5
    Classic safari, 4 of the Big 5 and cheetah, no buffalo, lion and rhino are rare
    Ranks #49 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks
  • Matobo National Park   Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
    3.85/5
    Classic safari, rhino, leopard, cheetah, giraffe and antelope species present
    Ranks #50 of Africa’s top 50 safari parks

How we created this list

  • In total, 138 parks of 8 major safari countries were included in the study (Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe).
  • Only parks known for classic wildlife viewing safaris were considered. Parks mostly known for scenery or typical gorilla/chimp tracking parks were not included.
  • Parks with less than 10 reviews were excluded from the top 50.
  • The overall review score of a park consists of 50% expert reviews and 50% user reviews.
  • The reviews of individual Sabi Sands reserves were merged into one overall Sabi Sands rating because those reserves collectively brand themselves as the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.