The best of the best. Vote for Africa's ultimate safari destination by choosing your favourite game reserve, national park, or safari area from the top 10 finalist safari destinations. All of these parks have played their part in conserving Africa's wildlife and natural heritage. These parks and reserves have provided countless people with the opportunity of experiencing Africa's wildlife firsthand. It is a true privilege to be able to visit one of these areas- these destinations should be on everyone's bucket list!

Do your bit and vote for Africa's ultimate safari destination. You only get one vote, so read up on each park first. Those who vote stand a chance at winning some great prizes, including a 2-night stay for 2 at a luxury lodge in South Africa.

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Kafue National Park

Why we like it: Second largest park in Africa; Close to Victoria Falls; Exceptional birding and game-viewing

Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks, and is the second largest park in Africa. It is situated within an easy few hours drive of Livingstone and the iconic Victoria Falls, making this an ideal destination for those looking to also visit Victoria Falls. The best time to visit the park is in the dry…

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Linyanti Wildlife Reserve

Why we like it: Remote safari wilderness; Annual zebra migration; Lion and elephant hotspot

Linyanti is situated between the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park. The area is made up of vast open grassland, swamps, and sandy plains. The region is well known for its superb lion-viewing and will not disappoint. Along with a remarkably high density of elephants, the area also hosts one of Africa's largest annual zebra migrations, where the herds…

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Liuwa Plains National Park

Why we like it: Spectacular annual wildebeest migration; Remote and untouched pristine wilderness; Over 300 bird species

Liuwa Plains National Park in Zambia consists of vast grasslands and wooded islands that cover an area of 3660 km². This remote wilderness offers visitors a unique blend of rich natural and cultural heritage. Liuwa's main attraction is what is considered to be Africa’s second largest annual migration of wildebeest. Each year, thousands of blue wildebeest converge on the plains…

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Liwonde National Park

Why we like it: Abundant and prolific wildlife; Over 400 bird species; Big 5, Amazing people

Liwonde National Park is located in Malawi, on the banks of the river Shire, near Lake Malombe. It is one of Malawi’s premier safari destinations, and one of its most popular parks. It is rich wildlife diversity, as it is made up of a host of habitat and ecosystem types. These include mopane woodland, riverine forest, savannah plains, swamps and…

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Madikwe Game Reserve

Why we like it: Big 5 reserve; Famous wild dog packs; Close to Johannesburg; Malaria-free

Situated approximately 4 hours from Johannesburg, the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s premier game reserves. Covering 75 000 hectares, Madikwe hosts a tremendous variety of habitat types which in turn result in an exceptional diversity of animal species. The Big 5 reserve hosts all the larger game species including a high density of lions, both black…

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Mana Pools National Park

Why we like it: High game densities; Zambezi floodplain; Walking and canoe safaris; One of the most beautiful safari areas on the planet

Mana Pools National Park is one of Zimbabwe's most popular parks. It is located inland of the Zambezi River. The word "mana" means "four" in the local Shona language, referring to the ox bow lakes carved out by the Zambezi River in the past. The pools are home to a variety of wildlife species, including hippos, crocodiles and a diversity…

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Mashatu Game Reserve

Why we like it: Iconic "giant" species- elephants, baobabs and big cats; Unique safari activities such as horseback and cycling safaris

Mashatu Game Reserve is located in Botswana’s Tuli region, at the confluence of the borders of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. This incredible wilderness region abounds with flora and fauna. It is known as the “Land of the Giants”, as it is home to several iconic “giant” species of plants and animals, including the majestic African elephant and the mighty…

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Odzala-Kokoua National Park

Why we like it: Remote and beautiful; Genuine wilderness; Home to endangered western lowland gorillas; Offers unique and adventurous safari activities

Odzala-Kokoua National Park is located in the Republic of the Congo. This remote park is tucked away in a corner of Africa, far from the busy safari circuits of Kenya and Tanzania. One of Africa’s oldest protected areas, it consists of 13600 sq km of tropical rainforest, swamps, rivers, and savannah. Odzala is home to a remarkable diversity of wildlife,…

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Phinda Private Game Reserve

Why we like it: Big 5 game viewing; Various habitat types; Close to Durban; Variety of activities nearby

Phinda Private Game Reserve is an ecologically diverse private game reserve found in northern Zululand in South Africa's Kwa-Zulu Natal province. The reserve spans a number of different and unique habitat types that range from endemic sand forest to typical savannah broad-leafed woodland. Expect great photographic opportunities of both wildlife and spectacular scenery. Close big 5 encounters, under the guidance…

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

Why we like it: Superb game viewing and birdlife; Tree-climbing lions; Primate species

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park is home to classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees, and over 600 species of birds. Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with…

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Ruaha National Park

Why we like it: Wild and remote; Large lion prides; Off the beaten track

Ruaha is Tanzania's largest national park and lies in the convergence zone where northern and southern hemisphere birds and mammal species overlap resulting in an incredible array of species. More than 500 bird species, 1400 plants and an incredible diversity of mammal species are found here. The landscapes and vistas are astonishing with the Rift Valley running through the park…

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Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Why we like it: Leopards, leopards and more leopards; Up close and personal Big 5 game-viewing; Award-winning super luxury lodges

Flanked by the Sabi and Sand rivers, the Sabi Sands is a 65 000 hectare private conservancy home to several world-famous luxury lodges. The reserve offers unparalleled Big 5 game-viewing, and is arguably the best place in Africa to view leopards in their natural habitat. The gentle sloping savannah woodland supports high densities of general game and great birding. Expertly…

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South Luangwa National Park

Why we like it: Hippos, hippos everywhere; The legendary big-tree lined Luangwa River; Leopard hotspot

The South Luangwa National Park lies near the north-eastern border of Zambia in the Luangwa Valley. It supports one of the highest concentrations of wildlife to be found anywhere in the world making South Luangwa one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The park’s 90 500 Hectares is host to a wide variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation.…

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85 Votes

Timbavati Nature Reserve

Why we like it: Big 5 reserve; Famous white lions; Leopards often spotted; Uncrowded Lowveld reserve

South Africa's 53000-hectare Timbavati Nature Reserve was formed in 1956, and is a wildlife-rich region of undulating open woodland and dense mopane tree belts. The Timbavati is made up of a conservancy of private land-owners, all of whom have a common conservation aim. The park has a handful of luxury tourist lodges and several reasonable self-catering camps. A major benefit…

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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Why we like it: Pangolin hotspot; Spectacular mountain and desert landscapes; Rich in biodiversity; Unique black-maned Kalahari lions and other desert-adapted wildlife

Tswalu Kalahari is a private game reserve found in the famous Kalahari Desert in South Africa, set among the open savannahs and semi-arid grasslands of the desert. The reserve is also home to the Korranaberg Mountains, making it a region of abundant biodiversity. Spectacular mountain vistas add to the intrigue of the landscape. At over 1000 square kilometers, it is…

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Welgevonden Private Game Reserve

Why we like it: Free of malaria; Home to blue crane, South Africa's national bird; Over 300 bird species; Close to Johannesburg and Pretoria

Welgevonden Private Game Reserve is located within a wilderness expanse of the majestic Waterberg Mountain range in South Africa. It is close to Johannesburg and Pretoria. Welgevonden means ‘well found’, a fitting description for this beautiful area, which is made up rocky plateaus, open woodland and reclaimed farmland dissected by crystal clear streams and ravines. The 36 000 hectare malaria-free…

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