List of national parks in Africa

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This is a list of national parks in Africa. The nature of the parks varies considerably not only between countries but also within some nations - the degree of protection, accessibility and type of environment for which it is intended to deliver protection. Some parks have been cleared of their original human population, others have always been essentially uninhabited, while yet others contain significant population centers.

National parks can be found in a large majority of African countries, being most numerous in Gabon, Kenya and Tanzania. Some nations also have considerable areas designated as private parks, game reserves, forest reserves, marine reserves, national reserves and natural parks. These are not included in the list below, even though some of these may resemble some national parks. For more information on such zones, see the individual articles on each country.

Algeria[edit]

Chrea National Park

Angola[edit]

Baobab, Iona National Park, Angola

Benin[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Burundi[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

Korup Official entrance
Drone view Benoue
Douala Edéa National Park
Korup National park
Mont Cameroun11

Cape Verde[edit]

Central African Republic[edit]

Chad[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Aerial view of Garamba

Republic of the Congo[edit]

Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

Comoé Savannah with rainbow

Djibouti[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Rock formations at White Desert National Park

Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Eritrea[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Lake Shalla

Gabon[edit]

National Park system of Gabon

The Gambia[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Bui National Park
Kakum National Park

Guinea[edit]

Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Natural Parks[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Green turtle in Watamu Marine Park
Flamingos at Lake Nakuru

Lesotho[edit]

Liberia[edit]

Libya[edit]

Madagascar[edit]

Analamazaotra Special Reserve, November 1998
Chameleon in Amber Mountain
Andringitra National Park

Malawi[edit]

Elephants in Liwonde

Mali[edit]

Mauritania[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

Namibia[edit]

Niger[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Yankari National Park

Rwanda[edit]

São Tomé and Príncipe[edit]

Senegal[edit]

Seychelles[edit]

Sierra Leone[edit]

Somalia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

South Sudan[edit]

Sudan[edit]

Swaziland[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Togo[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

Uganda[edit]

Zambia[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

Sortable Table[edit]

Park Country Area in km² Established Visitors per Year Year of Visitor-Counting
Alhaggar National Park Algeria
Belezma National Park Algeria 262.50 1984 100,000
Chrea National Park Algeria 260.00 1985
Djebel Aissa National Park Algeria 244.00 2003
Djurdjura National Park Algeria 185.00 1983 500,000
El Kala National Park Algeria 764.38 1993 30,000
Gouraya National Park Algeria 20.80 1984 60,000
Taza National Park Algeria 3,807.00 1923
Theniet El Had National Park Algeria 36.00 1983
Tlemcen National Park Algeria 82.00 1993
Bicauri National Park Angola 7,900.00 1964
Cameia National Park Angola 1,445.00 1938
Cangandala National Park Angola 600.00 1970
Iona National Park Angola 15,200.00 1964
Longa-Mavinga National Park Angola 46,076.00 2011
Luengue-Luiana National Park Angola 22,610 2011
Mupa National Park Angola 6,600.00 1964
Quiçama National Park Angola 9,960.00 1957
Pendjari National Park Benin 2,755.00 1996
W of the Niger National Park Benin 10,000.00 1968
Chobe National Park Botswana 11,700.00 1967
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Botswana 38,000.00 1931
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park Botswana 16,000.00
Nxai Pan National Park Botswana 2,578.00 1992
Arli National Park Burkina Faso 760.00 1954
Deux Balés National Park Burkina Faso 810.00 1937
Kaboré Tambi National Park (formerly Pô National Park) Burkina Faso 1555 1976
W of the Niger National Park Burkina Faso 10,000.00 1954
Kibira National Park Burundi 400.00
Risizi National Park Burundi 62.00
Ruvubu National Park Burundi 508.00
Bénoué National Park Cameroon 1,800.00 1968
Bouba Njida National Park Cameroon 2,200.00 1980
Boumba Bek National Park Cameroon 2,382.00 2005
Campo Ma'an National Park Cameroon 26.00 2000
Faro National Park Cameroon 3,300.00
Korup National Park Cameroon 1,260.00 1986
Lobéké National Park Cameroon 2,178.00 1999
Nki National Park Cameroon 3,093.00 2005
Waza National Park Cameroon 1,700.00 1934
Fogo National Park Cape Verde 84.00
André Félix National Park Central African Republic 1,700.00 1960
Bamingui-Bangoran National Park Central African Republic 11,191.00 1933
Dzanga-Ndoki National Park Central African Republic 1,143.00 1990
Mbaéré Bodingué National Park Central African Republic 866.00 2007
St Floris National Park Central African Republic 17,400.00 1979
Aouk National Park Chad 7,400.00
Goz Beïda National Park Chad 3,000.00
Manda National Park Chad 1,140.00 1969
Zakouma National Park Chad 3,000.00 1963
Garamba National Park Democratic Republic of the Congo 5,200.00 1938
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park Democratic Republic of the Congo 6,000.00 1970
Kundelungu National Park Democratic Republic of the Congo 7,600.00 1970
Lomami National Park Democratic Republic of the Congo 8,879.00 2016
Maiko National Park Democratic Republic of the Congo 10,885.00 1970
Mangroves National Park Democratic Republic of the Congo 768.00 1992
Okapi Wildlife Reserve (Note: This is not a national park Democratic Republic of the Congo 13,726.00 1992
Salonga National Park (North and South sections) Democratic Republic of the Congo 36,000.00 1970
Upemba National Park Democratic Republic of the Congo 11,730.00 1939
Virunga National Park Democratic Republic of the Congo 7,768.00 1925
Conkouati-Douli National Park Republic of the Congo 5,049.00 1993
Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Republic of the Congo 3,921.00 1993
Ntokou-Pikounda National Park Republic of the Congo 4,572.00 2012
Odzala-Kokoua National Park Republic of the Congo 13,500.00 1935
Ougoue Lekiti National Park Republic of the Congo 3,500.00 2018
Assagny National Park Côte d'Ivoire 19,400.00 1981
Banco National Park Côte d'Ivoire 30.00
Comoé National Park Côte d'Ivoire 11,500.00 1983
Îles Ehotilés National Park Côte d'Ivoire 105.00 1974
Marahoué National Park Côte d'Ivoire 1,000.00 1968
Mont Nimba National Park Côte d'Ivoire 17,540.00 1944
Mont Péko National Park Côte d'Ivoire
Mont Sângbé National Park Côte d'Ivoire 950.00 1976
Taï National Park Côte d'Ivoire 3,300.00 1972
Day Forest National Park Djibouti 15.00 1939
Djibouti National Park Djibouti
Yoboki National Park Djibouti
Gabal Elba National Park Egypt 35,600.00 1986
Lake Burullus Protectorate Egypt 46,200.00
Lake Qarun Protectorate Egypt
Nabq Protected Area Egypt 600.00 1992
Ras Muhammad National Park Egypt 480.00 1983
Saint Katherine Protectorate Egypt 640.00 2002
Sannur Valley Cave Protectorate Egypt 1992
Siwa Oasis Egypt
Taba Protected Area Egypt
Wadi Allaqi Biosphere Reserve Egypt
Wadi El Gamal National Park Egypt 4,770.00 2003
Wadi El Rayan Protectorate Egypt 1,757.00
White Desert National Park Egypt 2002
Gilf Kebir National Park Egypt 48,533.00 2007
Monte Alen Park Equatorial Guinea 2,000.00 1990
Dahlak Marine National Park Eritrea
Semenawi Bahri National Park Eritrea
Abidjatta-Shalla National Park Ethiopia 887.00 1974
Awash National Park Ethiopia 756.00 1966
Bale Mountains National Park Ethiopia 2,220.00 1970
Gambela National Park Ethiopia 4,575.00 1974
Mago National Park Ethiopia 2,220.00 1970
Nechisar National Park Ethiopia 514.00 1974
Omo National Park Ethiopia 4,068.00 1980
Simien Mountains National Park Ethiopia 220.00 1969
Yangudi Rassa National Park Ethiopia 4,730.00 1977
Akanda National Park Gabon 540.00 2002
Batéké Plateau National Park Gabon 2,034.00 2002
Birougou National Park Gabon 690.00 2002
Crystal Mountains National Park Gabon 1,200.00 2002
Ivindo National Park Gabon 3,000.00 2002
Loango National Park Gabon 1,550.00 2002
Lopé National Park Gabon 4,910.00 2002
Mayumba National Park Gabon 870.00 2002
Minkébé National Park Gabon 7,570.00 2002
Moukalaba-Doudau National Park Gabon 4,500.00 1996
Mwangné National Park Gabon 1,160.00
Pongara National Park Gabon 929.00
Waka National Park Gabon 1,060.00 2002
Abuko National Park The Gambia 1.00 1968
Bijilo National Park The Gambia 0.50 1982
Kiang West National Park The Gambia 115.00 1987
Niumi National Park The Gambia 49.00 1987
River Gambia National Park The Gambia 5.00 1978
Bia National Park Ghana 563.00 1974
Bui National Park Ghana 1,820.00 1971
Digya National Park Ghana 3,743.00 1971
Kakum National Park Ghana 375.00 1992
Kalakpa Game Production Reserve Ghana 320.00 1975
Mole National Park Ghana 4,840.00 1958
Nini-Suhien National Park Ghana 160.00 1976
Badiar National Park Guinea 1,228.00 1985
Haut Niger National Park Guinea 6,000.00 1997
Cacheu River National Park Guinea-Bissau 886.00 2000
João Vieira Marine Park Guinea-Bissau 495.00 2000
Orango Islands National Park Guinea-Bissau 1,582.00 2000
Aberdare National Park Kenya 767.00 1950
Amboseli National Park Kenya 392.00 1974 120,000
Arabuko Sokoke National Park Kenya 6.00 1990
Central Island National Park Kenya 5.00 1997
Chyulu Hills National Park Kenya 741.00 1983
Hell's Gate National Park Kenya 68.00 1984
Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park Kenya 39.00 1973
Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya 45.00 1990
Malindi Marine National Park Kenya
Malka Mari National Park Kenya 1,500.00 1989
Marsabit National Park Kenya 1,554.00 1949
Meru National Park Kenya 870.00 1966
Mombasa Marine Park Kenya 10.00 1986
Mount Elgon National Park Kenya 1,279.00 1968
Mount Kenya National Park Kenya 715.00 1949
Mount Longonot National Park Kenya
Nairobi National Park Kenya 117.00 1946
Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park Kenya 20.00
Ruma National Park Kenya 120.00 1983
Saiwa Swamp National Park Kenya 3.00 1974
Samburu National Reserve Kenya 165.00 1985
Sibiloi National Park Kenya 1,570.00 1973
Tsavo East National Park Kenya 13,747.00 1948
Tsavo West National Park Kenya 9,065.00 1948
Watamu Marine National Park Kenya 1968
Sehlabathebe National Park Lesotho 70.00 1969
Ts'ehlanyane National Park Lesotho 1,804.00 1983
Sapo National Park Liberia
Gola Forest National Park Liberia
Kpo Mountains Liberia
Grand Kru-River Gee Liberia
Bong Mountain Liberia
Foya National Park Liberia
Gbi National Park Liberia
Nimba West Liberia
Abughilan National Park Libya 40.00 1992
El-Kouf National Park Libya 350.00 1975 300,000
Karabolli National Park Libya 80.00 1992
El Naggaza National Park Libya 40.00 1993
Rajma National Park Libya
Sirman National Park (Surman) Libya 4.00 1992
Amber Mountain National Park Madagascar 182.00 1958
Analamazaotra National Park Madagascar
Andohahela National Park Madagascar 760.00 1998
Andringitra National Park Madagascar 31,160.00 1999
Ankarafantsika National Park Madagascar 1,350.00 2002
Baie de Baly National Park Madagascar 571.00 1997
Bemaraha National Park Madagascar 815.00 1962
Isalo National Park Madagascar
Kirindy Mitea National Park Madagascar 722.00 1997
Lokobe National Park Madagascar 15.00 1927
Mantadia National Park Madagascar 155.00 1989 22,110 2006
Marojejy National Park Madagascar 555.00 1998
Masoala National Park Madagascar 2,400.00 1997 3,000 2005
Midongy du sud National Park Madagascar 1,922.00 1997
Namoroka National Park Madagascar 220.00 1927
Ranomafana National Park Madagascar 416.00 1991
Tsimanampetsotse National Park Madagascar 432.00 1927
Sahamalaza National Park Madagascar 260.00 2007
Zahamena National Park Madagascar 423.00 1997
Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park Madagascar 363.00 2002
Kasungu National Park Malawi 2,316.00 1970
Lake Malawi National Park Malawi 94.00 1980
Lengwe National Park Malawi 887.00 1970
Liwonde National Park Malawi 548.00 1973
Nyika National Park Malawi 3,134.00 1966
Bafing National Park Mali 5,000.00 2000
Boucle du Baoulé National Park Mali 25,330.00 1982
Kouroufing National Park Mali 557.00 2002
Wongo National Park Mali 534.00 2002
Banc d'Arguin National Park Mauritania 12,000.00 1976
Diawling National Park Mauritania 15,600.00 1994
Black River Gorges National Park Mauritius 67.00 1994
Bras d'Eau National Park Mauritius 5.00 2011
Islets National Park Mauritius
Al Hoceima National Park Morocco 470.00 2004
Gulf of Khnifiss National Park Morocco 1,850.00 2006
Haut Atlas Oriental National Park Morocco 490.00 2005
Ifrane National Park Morocco 500.00 1980
Iriqui National Park Morocco 1,230.00 1994
Khenifra National Park Morocco 842.00 2008
Merdja Zerga Biological Reserve Morocco 45.00 1980
Souss-Massa National Park Morocco 338.00 1991
Talassemtane National Park Morocco 589.00 2004
Tazekka National Park Morocco 120.00 1950
Toubkal National Park Morocco 380.00 1942
Banhine National Park Mozambique 7,250.00 1973
Bazaruto National Park Mozambique 1,430.00 1971
Gorongosa National Park Mozambique 3,770.00
Limpopo National Park (part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park) Mozambique 10,000.00 2004
Magoe National Park Mozambique 3,500.00 2013
Quirimbas National Park Mozambique 1,430.00 1971
Zinave National Park Mozambique 4,000.00 1973
Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park Namibia 6,045.00 2003
Bwabwata National Park Namibia 6,274.00 2007
Dorob National Park Namibia 107.00 2010
Etosha National Park Namibia 22,270.00 1967 200,000 2010
Hardap Recreation Resort Namibia 252.00 1968
Mangetti National Park Namibia 420.00 2008
Mudumu National Park Namibia 737.00 1990
Nkasa Rupara National Park Namibia 320.00 1990
Namib-Naukluft National Park Namibia 49,768.00 1907
Skeleton Coast National Park Namibia 16,845.00 1971
Waterberg National Park Namibia 405.00 1972
W of the Niger National Park Niger 10,000.00 1954
Chad Basin National Park Nigeria 2,258.00
Cross River National Park Nigeria 4,000.00 1991
Gashaka-Gumti National Park Nigeria 6,402.00 1991
Kainji National Park (Borgu and Zugurma sections) Nigeria 5,340.00 1978
Kamuku National Park Nigeria 1,120.00 1999
Okomu National Park Nigeria 200.00 1935
Old Oyo National Park Nigeria 2,512.00 1936
Yankari National Park Nigeria 2,250.00 1991 20,000 2000
Akagera National Park Rwanda 1,122.00 1934
Gishwati Forest Rwanda
Nyungwe Forest National Park Rwanda 970.00 2004
Volcans National Park Rwanda 160.00
Obo National Park São Tomé and Príncipe 195.00 2006
Basse Casamance National Park Senegal 50.00 1970
Isles des Madeleines National Park Senegal 0.45
Langue de Barbarie National Park Senegal
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Senegal 160.00 1971
Niokolo-Koba National Park Senegal 9,130.00 1954
Saloum Delta National Park Senegal 760.00 1984
Curieuse Marine National Park Seychelles 3.00 1979
Morne Seychellois National Park Seychelles 46.00
Praslin National Park Seychelles 7.00
Ste. Anne Marine National Park Seychelles 3,887.00 1973
Gola Rainforest National Park Sierra Leone 710.00
Outamba-Kilimi National Park Sierra Leone 1,109.00 1986
Western Area National Park (proposed) Sierra Leone 17,688.00 1916
Daallo Mountain Somalia
Hargeisa National Park Somalia
Hobyo grasslands and shrublands Somalia 26,200.00
Jilib National Park Somalia
Kismayo National Park Somalia
Lag Badana National Park Somalia 3,340.00
Addo Elephant National Park South Africa 1,640.00 1931
Agulhas National Park South Africa 209.00 1998
Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park South Africa 6,045.00 2003
Augrabies Falls National Park South Africa 820.00 1966
Bontebok National Park South Africa 28.00 1931
Camdeboo National Park South Africa 194.00 2005
Golden Gate Highlands National Park South Africa 340.00 1963
Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park South Africa 960.00 1895
Karoo National Park South Africa 767.00 1979
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park South Africa 38,000.00 1931
Knysna National Lake Area South Africa 1,210.00 2009
Kruger National Park South Africa 19,485.00 1926 1,659,793 2014
Mapungubwe National Park South Africa 280.00 1995
Marakele National Park South Africa 670.00 1994
Mokala National Park South Africa 196.00 2007
Mountain Zebra National Park South Africa 284.00 1937
Namaqua National Park South Africa 1,368.00 2001
Royal Natal National Park South Africa 80.94
Table Mountain National Park South Africa 221.00 1998
Tankwa Karoo National Park South Africa 1,436.00 1986
Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa 2009
West Coast National Park South Africa 362.00 1985
Wilderness National Park South Africa 1,210.00 2009
Bandingilo National Park South Sudan 10,000.00 1992
Boma National Park South Sudan 22,800.00 1977
Nimule National Park South Sudan 410.00 1954
Southern National Park South Sudan 23,000.00 1939
Dinder National Park Sudan 10,000.00 1935
Lantoto National Park Sudan 760.00 2003
Radom National Park Sudan 12,509.00 1980
Suakin Archipelago National Park Sudan 1,500.00
Hlane Royal National Park Swaziland 300.00
Arusha National Park Tanzania 137.00 1960 66,808 2012
Gombe Stream National Park Tanzania 35.00 1968 1,854 2012
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park Tanzania 50.00 2004
Katavi National Park Tanzania 4,471.00 1974 3,135 2012
Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania 1,688.00 1973 52,000
Kitulo National Park Tanzania 413.00 2005 409 2012
Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania 325.00 1960 178,473 2012
Mafia Island Marine Park Tanzania 822.00 1995
Mahale Mountains National Park Tanzania 1,650.00 1,074 2012
Maziwi Island Marine Reserve Tanzania 1975
Mikumi National Park Tanzania 3,230.00 1964 41,666 2012
Mnazi Bay-Ruvumba Estuary Marine Park Tanzania 650.00 2000
Ruaha National Park Tanzania 20,226.00 1964 21,267 2012
Rubondo Island National Park Tanzania 456.00 1965 748 2012
Saadani National Park Tanzania 1,100.00 2005 15,415 2012
Serengeti National Park Tanzania 14,750.00 1951 350,000
Tarangire National Park Tanzania 2,850.00 1970 161,792 2012
Udzungwa Mountains National Park Tanzania 1,990.00 7,749 2012
Fazao-Malfakassa National Park Togo 1,920.00 1975
Fosse aux Lions National Park Togo 16.50 1954
Kéran National Park Togo 690.00 1950
Bou-Hedma National Park Tunisia 1980
Boukornine National Park Tunisia 19.00 1987
Chaambi National Park Tunisia 67.00 1980
El Feidja National Park Tunisia 27.00 1990
Ichkeul National Park Tunisia 126.00 1980
Jebil National Park Tunisia 1,500.00 1994
Sidi Toui National Park Tunisia 1993
Zembra and Zembretta Islands National Park Tunisia
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda 331.00 1991
Kibale National Park Uganda 776.00 1993
Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda 1,442.00 1958
Lake Mburo National Park Uganda 260.00 1983
Mgahinga National Park Uganda 33.00 1991
Mount Elgon National Park Uganda 1,279.00 1992
Murchison Falls National Park Uganda 3,893.00 1952
Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda 1,978.00 1952
Rwenzori National Park Uganda 998.00 1991
Semuliki National Park Uganda 220.00 1993
Blue Lagoon National Park Zambia 500.00 1976
Isangano National Park Zambia 840.00 1972
Kafue National Park Zambia 22,400.00 1950
Kasanka National Park Zambia 390.00
Lavushi Manda National Park Zambia 1,500.00 1972
Liuwa Plain National Park Zambia 1,390.00 1972
Lochinvar National Park Zambia 428.00 1972
Lower Zambezi National Park Zambia 4,092.00 1983
Luambe National Park Zambia 300.00
Lukusuzi National Park Zambia
Lusenga Plain National Park Zambia 800.00 1972
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park Zambia 23.00
Mweru Wantipa National Park Zambia
North Luangwa National Park Zambia 4,636.00 1972
Nsumbu National Park Zambia 2,000.00
Nyika National Park, Zambia Zambia
Sioma Ngwezi National Park Zambia 5,000.00
South Luangwa National Park Zambia 9,050.00 1972
West Lunga National Park Zambia 1,700.00
Lusaka National Park Zambia 67.00 2011
Chimanimani National Park Zimbabwe
Chizarira National Park Zimbabwe 2,000.00 1975
Gonarezhou National Park Zimbabwe 5,053.00 1975
Hwange National Park Zimbabwe 14,651.00 1961
Kazuma Pan National Park Zimbabwe 313.00 1949
Mana Pools National Park Zimbabwe 2,196.00 1984
Matobo National Park Zimbabwe 424.00 1926
Matusadona National Park Zimbabwe 1,400.00 1975
Nyanga National Park Zimbabwe 472.00 1926
Victoria Falls National Park Zimbabwe 23.00 2013
Zambezi National Park Zimbabwe 560.00 1979

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Belezma in Algeria". protectedplanet.net. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Chrea in Algeria". protectedplanet.net. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Parc National de Djebel Aissa in Algeria". protectedplanet.net. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Djurdjura in Algeria". protectedplanet.net. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  6. ^ "El Kala in Algeria". protectedplanet.net. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Gouraya in Algeria". protectedplanet.net. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Taza in Algeria". protectedplanet.net. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
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  10. ^ "Tlemcen in Algeria". protectedplanet.net. Retrieved 27 May 2020.

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