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Top 50 Largest National Parks In Africa

Top 50 Largest National Parks In Africa

The following are the top 50 largest national parks in Africa that you absolutely must go to, whether you are interested in a safari or you want hiking.

In 1925, in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Virunga National Park was formed, marking a turning point in Africa toward the preservation of vast expanses of land as national parks. Many other African countries quickly followed suit, and an even greater number did so after World War II, resulting in the creation of some of the world’s greatest national parks. Indeed, this pattern persisted even after the conflict ended.

While the United States’ Yellowstone National Park and Greenland’s Northeast Greenland National Park hold the titles of the world’s first and largest national parks, respectively, Africa boasts its own collection of exceptional national parks, several of which are larger than many European countries and offer unparalleled opportunities to view wildlife.


The vast national parks of Northern Africa are not included on this page because they are not located in sub-Saharan Africa, where this topic focuses upon. The classic animal safaris for which these national parks are recognized.

Some of Africa’s most expansive national parks are profiled in this blog and are measured in square kilometers, are as follows:

  1.  Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania: 55,000
  2. Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana: 52,000
  3. Namib-Nankluft Park, Namibia: 49,768
  4. Niassa Reserve, Mozambique: 42,000
  5. Kafue National Park, Zambia: 22,400
  6. Etosha National Park in Namibia: 22,270
  7. Kruger National Park, South Africa: 19,455
  8. Luvushi Manda National Park. Malawi: 15,000
  9. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: 14,763
  10. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe: 14,651
  11. Tsavo National Park, Kenya: 13,747
  12. Ruaha National Park, Tanzania: 13,000
  13. Gemsbok National Park, Botswana: 12,800
  14. Chobe National Park, Botswana: 10,566
  15. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia: 9,050
  16. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania: 8,288
  17. Virunga National Park: Democratic Republic of Congo: 8,090
  18. Lake Kariba Recreational Park, Zimbabwe: 5,200
  19. Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe: 5,053
  20. Uwanda Rukwa National Park, Tanzania: 5,000
  21. North Luangwa National Park, Zambia: 4,636
  22. Fish River Canyon National Park,  Namibia: 4,347
  23. Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana: 4,000
  24. Makgadikgadi National Park, Botswana: 3,900
  25. Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda: 3,885
  26. Kaudum Game Park, Namibia: 3,800
  27. Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique: 3,770
  28. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia: 3,660
  29. Mkomazi National Park, Tanzania: 3,600
  30. Mikumi National Park, Tanzania: 3,230
  31. Mweru Wantipa National Park, Zambia: 3,134
  32. Nyika National Park, Malawi: 3,134
  33. Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana: 3,000
  34. Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia: 3,000
  35. Lukusuzi National Park, Zambia: 2,720
  36. Tarangire National Park, Tanzania: 2,600
  37. Khutse Game Reserve, Botswana: 2,600
  38. Katavi National Park, Tanzania: 2,253
  39. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe: 2,190
  40. Nsumbu National Park, Zambia: 2,020
  41. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda: 2,000
  42. Kasungu National Park, Malawi: 2,000
  43. Chizarira National Park, Zimbabwe: 1,910
  44. Nkhorakota Game Reserve, Malawi: 1,802
  45. West Lunga National Park, Zambia: 1,684
  46. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya: 1,672
  47. Skeleton Cost National Park, Namibia: 1,600
  48. Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania: 1,577
  49. Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe: 1,407
  50. Kidepo National Park, Uganda: 1,334