National Zoological Garden of South Africa, Mole National Park and 2 Other Game and Nature Reserves in Africa

National Zoological Garden of South Africa, Mole National Park and 2 Other Game and Nature Reserves in Africa

  • Africa is a continent blessed with a lot of vegetation, wildlife and nature reserves which make up a chunk of its land mass
  • These protected nature reserves have served as tourist sites for both locals and foreigners who troop there to catch a glimpse of wildlife
  • There are a number of such zoos and animal sanctuaries scattered across Africa which preserve the continent's beautiful landscape

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Africa is normally depicted in movies as a land filled with vegetation and wild animals. The continent has strived to maintain this reputation by preserving its pristine wildlife in the form of zoos, nature and game reserves. In this article, YEN.com.gh mentions the most celebrated of the lot.

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
National Zoological Gardens of South Africa. Photo credit: TripAdvisor. Credit: UGC
Source: UGC

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, which is popularly known as the Pretoria Zoo, is South Africa's biggest zoo and the only one with national status. The zoo sits on 85 hectares of land and is home to 209 mammal species, 202 bird species, 190 fish species, 93 reptile species, and 7 amphibian species.

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Selous National Park, Tanzania

Selous National Park
Selous National Park. Photo credit: Rwanda Wildlife Safari. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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The Selous National Park in Tanzania is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to many wildlife such as lions, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and giraffes among others. It has very little interference from humans and is one of the largest protected areas in Africa.

Mole National Park

Mole National Park
Mole National Park. Photo credit: Visit Ghana. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

The Mole National Park in northern Ghana is home to many elephants, leopards and birds. It is Ghana's largest and most prestigious protected area. It spans an area of 4,577 km2 of land with 90 mammal species, 334 bird species, 120 butterfly species and 33 reptiles among others.

Yankari Game Reserve

Yankari Game Reserve
Yankari Game Reserve. Photo credit: Tales Of Africa. Source: UGC
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The Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi State in Nigeria is a large wildlife park that accommodates warm after springs in addition to vegetation and wildlife. Its position in the centre of the West African savanna provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for visitors and vacationers to observe wildlife in its native environment.

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Banana Island: All You Need to Know About One of the Richest Neighbourhoods in Africa

In an earlier article, YEN.com.gh wrote about Africa's most luxurious neighbourhood called Banana Island in Nigeria. The island is an artificial landmass shaped like a banana off the Lagos mainland. It is home to many celebrities, politicians and businessmen who acquire high-end properties in the neighbourhood.

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