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Breathtaking National Parks

 

National parks are protected areas for animals and plants, which develop naturally and out of themselves, without the human influence on these areas. These are beautiful landscapes, which mostly show a magnificent wildlife and plant stock. In most cases, there are untouched nature reserves that can be found in a few populated regions.



Africa

 

Masai Mara - Kenya


In the south of Kenya is the Maasai Mara, a nature reserve which belongs to the Serengeti and adjoins Tanzania. The famous Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard) and many other species (Thomsong cells, striped nymphs, hippos, nile crocodiles, Giraffes, zebras, zebras, hyenas and topi leeing antelopes ). Link: Official website of the Maasai Mara.





 

Kruger National Park - South Africa


The park is located in the north-eastern part of South Africa, in the provinces of Limpopo, Lowveld and Mpumalanga. The reserve covers an area of ​​approximately 20,000 square kilometers, making it the largest national park in Africa. Among the acacia trees and fig trees, you will find lions, elephants, bushwines, giraffes, leopards, zebras, cheetahs, wildhounds, impalas, broad-mouth nimbus and warthogs. There are a lot of places to visit the park, here are a few localities: Malelane, Crocodile Bridge, Numbi, Phabeni, Paul Kruge, Orpen, Phalaborwa, Pafuri and Punda Maria. In the park there are many camps and overnight accomodations, which invite you to an unforgettable adventure. Official website of the park with livecams :-)








 


Virunga National Park - Kongo


The park measures just 7800 square kilometers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is a special highlight of the world's reserves, where a few mountain gorillas are still located. Today, the National Park is one of the world's cultural heritage sites and one of the largest species diversity of flora and fauna that can be found in Africa. However, the reserve is also on the Red List of Endangered World Heritage sites because of the great influence of the 1994 civil war (flight, resource plundering, etc.). An animal sensation is certainly also the security of an Okapis, which live in the forests of the Virunga National Park. Official website of the reserve


 

 

Latin America

 

Machu Picchu - Peru


The site shows the architecture of the early incarceration, built on the Bergrücken in the Andean region, consisting of different temple complexes and houses. The Incaimperium is surrounded by the tropical rain forest and the arable land used at that time, which served the indigenous people for agriculture. The "lost city" can be reached in different ways. On the one hand, you can travel relatively cheaply by public transport (buses depart from Cusco at Terminal Puente Grau - Av. Grau, by train or with the Collectivos taxis which depart from Cusco). On the other hand, it is a true natural experience to visit the incineration on a multi-day hiking tour and to explore the surrounding habitat.
 



 


Galapagos National Park - Ecuador


The UNESCO World Heritage site protects 7800 km / 2 of a special treasure of the animal species richness of this earth. Many of the creatures only appear here on the Ecuadorian islands and nowhere else in this world. This is the so-called endemic species. In order to preserve this unique creation and this beautiful stretch of land, strict nature conservation rules prevail that everyone should look at before entering the islands.
 




 

Iguacu National Park - Argentina


The national park, located in the north, covers an area of ​​555 square kilometers and is part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protects the area around the wonderful Iguazú waterfalls. Endangered and rare animals living in the nature reserve are the jaguar, the flatland tapir, the white bearded pekari, the watery wine, the brown brüllaffe, the tamandua, the big anteater, the ocelot and the tiger cat. Link: Official website of the Iguacu National Park
 




 


Tikal National Park - Guatemala


The ancient Mayan city in the tropical rainforests of Guatemala shows its visitors ancient architecture from the 3rd to the 9th century. In the town of Tikal up to 50000 people lived in thousands of buildings, which have not yet been excavated. Link: Official website


 

 

Europe



Plitvice See National Park - Croatia


This is the oldest national park in South-Eastern Europe with an area of ​​296 square kilometers. The Plitvice lakes are a true idyll and of enchanting beauty, terraced. Between the individual lakes are large and small waterfalls of up to 78m, which connect them. In the park live brown bears and wolves. (Link: official website of the park)




 

Rondane National Park - Norway


If you love to go trekking tours, you will feel at home in the Rondane National Park. Its visitors can observe a wonderful natural landscape and groups of reindeer on many mountain peaks, most of which are over 2000m. The park is located near Otta and measures 963 km / 2.





 

Asia

 

Sagarmatha National Park - Nepal


If you want to visit this national park, you have to go to Nepal. In the vicinity of Tibet, in the Khumbu area, this stretches to 114800 hectares And was included in the protection program by UNESCO in the 1970s. Several eight thousand people like Mount Everest, Lhotse and Cho Oyu can be found in the barren landscape. You can also meet wolves, snow peas, black bears and pandas




 

Kaziranga National Park - India


This wonderful spot is located in the Indian state of Assam in the area of ​​Karbi Anglong & Brahmaputra. Here in the marsh, forest and grass area gather about 430 km / 2 Wild water buffaloes, Sambarhirsche, zackenherz, Panzernashörner, elephants, leopards, wild dogs and many other kinds.





 

America

 

Yosemite National Park - America


In the mountains of the Sierra Nevada lies the Yosemite Park with more than 3ooo km / 2 area. Here you will find one of the most beautiful mountain and forest regions in the world. The reserve is home to bobcats, black bears, mule deer, raccoons and coyotes. In the park, trekking enthusiasts can look back on a hiking trail system of more than 1300 km. The entrance to the park costs $ 20, which gives you an entrance ticket for the next 7 days. Official website of the park









 

Auyuittuq National Park - Canada


Canada's fourth largest national park is located on Baffin Island, in the Nunavut district. In the park itself, you can only get help with local companies, who will translate you with their boats to the island. The area formerly inhabited by Inuits is today the habitat of the snow owl, the polar bear, the polar foxes, the peregrine falcon, etc. In the oceans live walruses, greenland whales, seals and white whales. Official website of the national park




 

Australia

 

Kakadu National Park

Near Darwin is this almost 20000 km / 2 large and one of the most beautiful national parks of Australia. Also this park, as it should also be different, is World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. In addition to the large stock of animals and plants, the ancient rock paintings of the former aborigines (Aborigines) are the absolute highlight of the Kakadu Park. Entrance to the park costs 24 AUD and entitles you to visit the park for 14 days. Website to the park






 

Port Campbell National Park


Along the coast, around Victoria, you will find the Port Campbell National Park. You can walk this part of the coast wonderfully over the Great Ocean Road or the Great Ocean Walk. Breathtaking cliffs offer unforgettable views across the most varied bays, where the 12 Apostles can also be admired. Official website of the park
 





 

New Zealand



Fiordland National Park - New Zealand

The Fjordland area is the largest national park in New Zealand and has a surface area of ​​approx. 12500 km / 2. Logically, this also belongs to the World Cultural Heritage, with a more than 2000 m high mountain world stretching in the middle of a long-drawn fjord landscape. The park is a huge bird area with magnificent and endemic species.







 


You should know this when you visit a national park:  

 
  • The plants, trees and animals should not be damaged, destroyed or chased.
  • Take nothing from the park.
  • Do not throw garbage into the wonderful nature.
  • The animals living there should not be fed.
  • Do not disturb animals by their nesting or resting places. Please keep on the marked routes.
  • The best way to visit the park is by a ranger, who can give you lots of information about flora and fauna.
  • Do not buy souvenirs made of plants or animal materials.
 
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