List of National Parks in Africa

List of National Parks in Africa: The main aspect of a National Park is protecting the natural environment of the area and preserving biodiversity.

In other words, it is purely reticent to improve wildlife and biodiversity. Also, it is the area where activities such as developmental, forestry, poaching, hunting, and grazing on cultivation are not allowed.

Therefore, before announcing the area as a national park, the government should consider major issues like providing good ecological, geomorphological, and natural significance.

However, The national parks operate and are managed by the government, so private ownership requests are not allowed.

Mostly, they are small reserves spread in an area of 100 sq. km. to 500 sq. km with well-marked and rang boundaries. Mainly, African National Parks focuses on maintaining a single floral or fauna species.

Therefore, in Africa, at least one national park in each state shows the area’s vivid flora and animal life. All thanks to African biodiversity for having such good wildlife conservation.

National parks are easily found in many African countries, most in Gabon, Kenya, and Tanzania. In addition, some nations have many areas specified as marine reserves, national reserves, natural parks, private parks, and forest reserves.

These park names are not included in the list below, even though some resemble national parks.

National parks can preserve the ecosystem and biodiversity protection and economic benefits to the local people. In addition, national parks and protected areas can also play an important role in climate change mitigation.

List of national parks in Africa

1 Algeria

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Ahaggar National Park

54,000 km²

1987

Belezma National Park

262.5 km²

1984

Chrea National Park

260 km²

1985

Djebel Aissa National Park

244 km2

2003

Djurdjura National Park

185 km²

1983

El Kala National Park

764 km²

1993

Gouraya National Park

20.8 km²

1984

Taza National Park

38.07 km²

1923

Theniet El Had National Park

36.16 km2

1983

Tlemcen National Park

82.25 km²

1993

2 Angola

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Bicauri National Park

7900 km2

1964

Cameia National Park

1,445 km²

1938

Cangandala National Park

600 km²

1963

Iona National Park

15,200 km2

1964

Longa-Mavinga National Park

46,076 km²

2011

Luengue-Luiana National Park

22,610 km²

2011

Mupa National Park

6,600 km²

1964

Quiçama National Park

9,960 km²

1957

3 Benin

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Pendjari National Park

2,755 km2

1961

W of the Niger National Park

10,000 km2

1954

4 Botswana

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Chobe National Park

11,700 km²

1967

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

38,000 km²

1931 

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

16,000 km²

1970

Nxai Pan National Park

2578 km²

1992

5 Burkina Faso

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Arli National Park

760 km2 

1954

Deux Balés National Park

810 km²

1937

Kaboré Tambi National Park

1,555 km²

1976

W of the Niger National Park

10,000 km²

1954

6 Burundi

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Kibira National Park

400 km²

NA

Risizi National Park

90 km²

1980

Ruvubu National Park

508 km²

1980

7 Cameroon national parks

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Bakossi National Park

400 km²

NA

Bénoué National Park

90 km²

1980

Bouba Njida National Park

508 km²

1980

Boumba Bek National Park

2,382 km2

2005

Campo Ma'an National Park

2,680.00 km2

2000

Deng Deng National Park

682.64 km²

2010

Douala Edéa National Park

2,715.12 km²

1932

Faro National Park

3,300 km²

1947

Kimbi-Fungom National Park

953.8 km²

1936

Korup National Park

1,260 km²

1986

Lobéké National Park

2178 km²

1999

Mbam Djerem National Park

4234.78 km²

2000

Mbéré Valley National Park

777.6 km²

2004

Mount Cameroon National Park

581.23 km²

2009

Mpem and Djim National Park

974.8 km²

2004

Nki National Park

3,093 km²

2005

Takamanda National Park

675.99 km2

1934

Tchabal Mbabo National Park

1067.62 km²

2008

Waza National Park

1,700 km2

1934

8 Cape Verde

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Fogo National Park

84.69 km²

2008

9 Central African Republic

National Park

Area in KM

Established

André Félix National Park

1,700 km²

1960

Bamingui-Bangoran National Park

11,191 km²

1993

Dzanga-Ndoki National Park

1,143.26 km²

1990

Mbaéré Bodingué National Park

866 km²

2007

St Floris National Park

17,400 km²

1979

10 Chad national parks

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Aouk National Park

7,400 km²

1939

Goz Beïda National Park

3000 km²

1974

Manda National Park

1140 km²

1969

Zakouma National Park

3,000 km²

1963

11 national parks of Comoros

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Coelacanth National Park

92.76 km²

2016

Karthala National Park

262.14 km²

2010

Mitsamiouli Ndroude National Park

23.14 km²

2010

Mohéli National Park

643.62 km²

2001

Mount Ntringui National Park

79.14 km²

2010

Shisiwani National Park

64.97 km²

2016

12 Democratic Republic of the Congo

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Garamba National Park

5,200 km²

1938

Kahuzi-Biéga National Park

6,000 km²

1970

Kundelungu National Park

7,600 km²

1970

Lomami National Park

8879 km²

2016

Maiko National Park

10885 km²

1970

Mangroves National Park

768 km²

1992

Okapi Wildlife Reserve

13,726.25 km²

1992

Salonga National Park

36,000 km²

1970

Upemba National Park

11,730 km²

1939

Virunga National Park

7,768.93 km²

1925

13 Republic of the Congo

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Conkouati-Douli National Park

5,049.5 km²

1993

Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park

3,921.61 km²

1993

Ntokou-Pikounda National Park

4,572 km²

2012

Odzala-Kokoua National Park

13,500 km²

1935

Ougoue Lekiti National Park

3,500 km²

2018

14 Côte d’Ivoire national parks

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Assagny National Park

19,400 km²

1981

Banco National Park

30 km²

1953

Comoé National Park

11,500 km²

1983

Îles Ehotilés National Park

105 km²

1974

Marahoué National Park

1000 km²

1968

Mont Nimba National Park

175.4 km²

1944

Mont Péko National Park

340 km²

1968

Mont Sângbé National Park

950 km²

1976

Taï National Park

3300 km²

1972

15 Djibouti

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Day Forest National Park

15 km²

1939

Yoboki National Park

179 km²

1947

16 Egypt

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Gabal Elba National Park

15 km²

1939

Lake Burullus

462 km²

1964

Lake Qarun

233 km²

2012

Nabq Protected Area

600 km²

1992

Ras Muhammad National Park

480 km²

1983

Saint Katherine Protectorate

5750 km²

1988

Taba

3595 km²

NA

Wadi Allaqi

250 km²

1989

Wadi El Gamal National Park

7450 km²

2003

Wadi El Rayan Protectorate

1759 km²

1989

White Desert National Park

3010 km²

2002

Gilf Kebir National Park

48533 km²

2007

17 Equatorial Guinea

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Altos de Nsork National Park

700 km²

2000

Monte Alén National Park

2000 km²

1990

Pico Basilé National Park

300 km²

2000

18 Gabon national parks

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Akanda National Park

540 km²

2002

Batéké Plateau National Park

2034 km²

2002

Birougou National Park

690 km²

2002

Crystal Mountains National Park

1200 km²

2002

Ivindo National Park

3000 km²

2002

Loango National Park

1550 km²

2002

Lopé National Park

4910 km²

2002

Mayumba National Park

870 km²

2002

Minkébé National Park

7570 km²

2002

Moukalaba-Doudau National Park

4500 km²

2002

Mwangné National Park

1160 km²

2002

Pongara National Park

929 km²

2007

Waka National Park

1060 km²

2002

19 Gambia

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Abuko National Park

1.07 km²

1968

Bijilo National Park

0.513 km²

1982

Kiang West National Park

115 km²

1987

Niumi National Park

49.4 km²

1987

River Gambia National Park

5.85 km²

1978

20 Ghana

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Bia National Park

563 km²

1974

Bui National Park

1820 km²

1971

Digya National Park

3743 km²

1971

Kakum National Park

375 km²

1992

Kalakpa Game Production Reserve

320 km²

1975

Mole National Park

4840 km²

1958

Nini-Suhien National Park

160 km²

1976

21 Guinea

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Badiar National Park

1228 km²

1985

Haut Niger National Park

6000 km²

1997

22 Guinea-Bissau

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Cantanhez Forest National Park

1,057 km²

2007

João Vieira and Poilão Marine National Park

495 km²

2000

Cufada National Park

890 km²

2000

Orango National Park

1582 km²

2000

23 Kenya

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Aberdare National Park

767 km²

1950

Amboseli National Park

392 km²

1974

Arabuko Sokoke National Park

6 km²

1990

Central Island National Park

5 km²

1753

Chyulu Hills National Park

741 km²

1983

Hell's Gate National Park

68.25 km²

1984

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park

39 km²

1973

Lake Nakuru National Park

188 km²

1961

Malindi Marine National Park

118 km²

1968

Malka Mari National Park

1500 km²

1989

Marsabit National Park

1554 km²

1949

Meru National Park

870.44 km²

1966

Mombasa Marine Park

10 km²

1986

Mount Elgon National Park

1279 km²

1968

Mount Kenya National Park

715 km²

1949

Mount Longonot National Park

154 km²

1984

Nairobi National Park

117 km²

1946

Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park

20.7 km²

1967

Ruma National Park

120 km²

1983

Saiwa Swamp National Park

3 km²

1974

Samburu National Reserve

165 km²

1985

Sibiloi National Park

1,570.85 km²

1973

Tsavo East National Park

13747 km² 

1948

Tsavo West National Park

9065 km² 

1948

24 Libya

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Abughilan National Park

40 km²

1992

El-Kouf National Park

350 km²

1975

Algharabolli National Park

80 km²

1992

El Naggaza National Park

40 km²

1993

Sirman National Park

4 km²

1992

25 Madagascar

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Amber Mountain National Park

182 km²

1958

Analamazaotra National Park

8.1 km²

NA

Andohahela National Park

760 km²

1998

Andringitra National Park

31160 km²

1999

Ankarafantsika National Park

1350 km²

2002

Baie de Baly National Park

571.42 km²

1997

Bemaraha National Park

853 km²

1997

Isalo National Park

815.40 km²

1962

Kirindy Mitea National Park

722 km²

1977

Lokobe National Park

15.23 km²

1927

Mantadia National Park

155 km²

1989

Marojejy National Park

555 km²

1998

Masoala National Park

2400 km²

1997

Midongy du sud National Park

1922 km²

1997

Namoroka National Park

220.71 km²

1927

Ranomafana National Park

416 km²

1991

Tsimanampetsotse National Park

432 km²

1927

Sahamalaza National Park

260.35  km²

2007

Zahamena National Park

423 km²

1997

Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park

363.08 km²

2002

26 Mauritius

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Black River Gorges National Park

67.54 km²

1994

Bras d'Eau National Park

4.97 km²

2011

27 Morocco

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Al Hoceima National Park

470 km²

2004

Gulf of Khnifiss National Park

1850 km²

2006

Haut Atlas Oriental National Park

490 km²

2005

Ifrane National Park

1230 km²

1994

Iriqui National Park

1350 km²

2002

Khenifra National Park

842 km²

2008

Merdja Zerga Biological Reserve

45 km²

1980

Souss-Massa National Park

338 km²

1991

Talassemtane National Park

589.5 km²

2004

Tazekka National Park

120 km²

1950

Toubkal National Park

380 km²

1942

28 Mozambique

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Banhine National Park

7250 km²

1973

Bazaruto National Park

1430 km²

1971

Gorongosa National Park

3770 km²

NA

Magoe National Park

3500 km²

2013

Quirimbas National Park

1430 km²

1971

Zinave National Park

4000 km²

1973

29 Namibia

National Park

Area in KM

Established

ǀAi-ǀAis/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

6045 km²

2003

Bwabwata National Park

6274 km²

2007

Dorob National Park

107,540 km²

2010

Etosha National Park

22,270 km²

1907

Hardap Recreation Resort

252 km²

1968

Mangetti National Park

420 km²

2008

Mudumu National Park

737 km²

1990

Nkasa Rupara National Park

320 km²

1990

Namib-Naukluft National Park

49768 km²

1907

Skeleton Coast National Park

16845 km²

1971

Waterberg National Park

405 km²

1972

30 Seychelles

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Curieuse Marine National Park

2.93 km²

1979

Morne Seychellois National Park

30.45 km²

1979

Praslin National Park

3.24 km²

1979

Ste. Anne Marine National Park

3887 km²

1973

31 Sierra Leone

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Gola Rainforest National Park

400 km²

2010

Outamba-Kilimi National Park

1109 km²

1986

Western Area National Park

183.37 km²

2012

32 Somalia

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Daallo Mountain

400 km²

2010

Hargeisa National Park

1109 km²

1986

Hobyo grasslands and shrublands

26200 km²

NA

Lag Badana National Park

3,340 km²

1980

33 South Africa

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Addo Elephant National Park

1640 km²

1931

Agulhas National Park

209.59 km²

1998

Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

6,045 km²

2003

Augrabies Falls National Park

820 km²

1966

Bontebok National Park

27.86 km²

1931

Camdeboo National Park

194.05 km²

2005

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

340 km²

1963

Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park

960 km²

1895

Karoo National Park

767.9 km²

1979

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

38000 km²

2000

Knysna National Lake Area

1210 km²

2009

Kruger National Park

19623 km²

1926

Mapungubwe National Park

280 km²

1995

Marakele National Park

670 km²

1994

Mokala National Park

196.11 km²

2007

Mountain Zebra National Park

284 km²

1937

Namaqua National Park

1,368.18 km²

2001

Royal Natal National Park

80.94 km²

1916

Table Mountain National Park

221 km²

1998

Tankwa Karoo National Park

1,436 km²

1986

Tsitsikamma National Park

1,210 km²

2009

West Coast National Park

362.59 km²

1985

Wilderness National Park

1210 km²

2009

34 South Sudan

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Bandingilo National Park

10000 km²

1992

Boma National Park

22800 km²

1977

Nimule National Park

410 km²

1954

Southern National Park

23000 km²

1939

35 Sudan

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Dinder National Park

10000 km²

1935

Lantoto National Park

760 km²

1954

Radom National Park

12,509.70 km²

1980

Suakin Archipelago National Park

1500 km²

NA

36 Tanzania

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Arusha National Park

66808 km²

1960

Gombe Stream National Park

35 km²

1968

Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park

50 km²

2004

Katavi National Park

4471 km²

1974

Kilimanjaro National Park

1688 km²

1973

Kitulo National Park

413 km²

2005

Lake Manyara National Park

325 km²

1960

Mafia Island Marine Park

822 km²

1995

Mahale Mountains National Park

1650 km²

1979

Maziwi Island Marine Reserve

8 km²

1975

Mikumi National Park

3230 km²

1964

Mnazi Bay-Ruvumba Estuary Marine Park

650 km²

2000

Ruaha National Park

20226 km²

1964

Rubondo Island National Park

456.8 km²

1965

Saadani National Park

1100 km²

2005

Serengeti National Park

14763 km²

1951

Tarangire National Park

2850 km²

1970

Udzungwa Mountains National Park

1990 km²

1979

37 Togo

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Fazao-Malfakassa National Park

1920 km²

1975

Fosse aux Lions National Park

16.50 km²

1954

Kéran National Park

690 km²

1950

38 Tunisia

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Bou-Hedma National Park

85 km²

1980

Boukornine National Park

19.39 km²

1987

Chaambi National Park

67.23 km²

1980

El Feidja National Park

27.65 km²

1990

Ichkeul National Park

126 km²

1980

Jebil National Park

1500 km²

1994

Sidi Toui National Park

0.063 km²

1993

39 Uganda

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

85 km²

1980

Kibale National Park

19.39 km²

1987

Kidepo Valley National Park

67.23 km²

1980

Lake Mburo National Park

27.65 km²

1990

Mgahinga National Park

126 km²

1980

Mount Elgon National Park

1500 km²

1994

Murchison Falls National Park

0.063 km²

1993

Queen Elizabeth National Park

1978 km²

1952

Rwenzori National Park

998 km²

1991

Semuliki National Park

220 km²

1993

40 Zambia

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Blue Lagoon National Park

500 km²

1976

Isangano National Park

840 km²

1972

Kafue National Park

22400 km²

1950

Kasanka National Park

390 km²

1986

Lavushi Manda National Park

1500 km²

1972

Liuwa Plain National Park

1390 km²

1972

Lochinvar National Park

428 km²

1972

Lower Zambezi National Park

4092 km²

1983

Luambe National Park

300 km²

NA

Lusenga Plain National Park

800 km²

1972

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

23.4 km²

1989

Mweru Wantipa National Park

3134 km²

1972

North Luangwa National Park

4636 km²

1972

Nsumbu National Park

2000 km²

2017

Nyika National Park, Zambia

3,134 km²

1965

Sioma Ngwezi National Park

5000 km²

NA

South Luangwa National Park

9050 km²

1972

West Lunga National Park

1700 km²

NA

Lusaka National Park

67.15 km²

2011

41 Zimbabwe

National Park

Area in KM

Established

Chimanimani National Park

155 km²

1949

Chizarira National Park

2000 km²

1975

Gonarezhou National Park

5053 km²

1975

Hwange National Park

14,651 km²

1961

Kazuma Pan National Park

313 km²

1949

Mana Pools National Park

6766 km²

2013

Matusadona National Park

1400 km²

1975

Nyanga National Park

472 km²

1926

Victoria Falls National Park

23.4 km²

2013

Zambezi National Park

560 km²

1979

Matobo National Park

424 km²

1926

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