These are some of the best game reserves, national parks and safari destinations to see zebra in Africa
Instantly recognisable by their black-and-white striped coats, zebras are one of the classic game species of Africa. Each individual zebra has a unique coat pattern, much like a fingerprint. They are social animals and can be seen grazing on the plains in herds. They are often the target for predatory species such as lions and hyenas, and will group together in their herd in order to drive these predators off. The Safari Index team recommends the following game reserves, national parks and safari areas in Africa for those looking to spot these unique creatures on safari.
The Serengeti in Tanzania is one of the world’s most famous safari hotspots. The Great Migration, in which huge numbers of wildebeest and zebra migrate across the plains, followed by predators such as lions and leopards, occurs in this region. The area is one of the best places in Africa to see zebra, even during the times of the year when the migration does not occur.
The Mara plains in Kenya are world-renowned for their superb wildlife numbers and for the spectacle of the Great Migration, when herds of zebra, gazelle and wildebeest migrate across them. Predators such as lions and cheetah follow them, and are abundant in the area. Although the Migration is a spectacular phenomenon, the game viewing in the Mara remains excellent throughout the entire year.
Kafue National Park in Zambia is Africa’s second largest park, and is home to an incredible diversity of animal life. Large predators, including cheetah, leopard and lion, can be found, as well as smaller game like zebra and impala. The park is located close to the Victoria Falls and is also known for its superb birdlife.
The Okavango is one of Africa’s classic safari destinations. It is a lrge inland delta where the Okavango River flows into the Kalahari Desert, forming an inland delta that is home to an incredible array of biodiversity. The larger, quintessential game species are all found here, including the Big 5. Smaller game species like zebra are also found in abundance. A range of accommodation options are available to guests.