Home to scenic landscapes and diverse wildlife, national parks are set aside for us to explore and enjoy nature’s beauty. Here are five national parks around the world that should be on every adventurer’s list.
Yellowstone National Park, United States
In 1872, Yellowstone became America’s very first national park, and soon after, this idea spread to other governments around the world. Best known for geysers such as Old Faithful, you can also find grizzly bears, wolves and bison throughout the park.
Trossachs National Park, Scotland
Wildlife including the rare Capercaillie, the world’s largest grouse species, and the red squirrel can be found throughout the forests and mountains of The Trossachs, Scotland’s first national park. The expansive area’s scenery inspired Sir Walter Scott’s famous poem, “The Lady of the Lake.”
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa. The surrounding landscape is home to scenic foothills and exotic wildlife—the African elephant population typically migrates through this region.
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
This national park is a hidden gem in the northern part of Tanzania. With landscapes that vary vary from dry scrub to lush swamp, it offers great game-viewing year round—you may spot leopards, lions, giraffes, wildebeest, buffalo or any of the 500 recorded bird species.
Jasper National Park, Canada
Established in 1907, this national park is the largest in the Canadian Rockies. From the stunning waters of Medicine Lake to the bridges in Maligne Canyon to the Columbia Icefield along the Continental Divide, Jasper National Park is home to many incredible natural sights.
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