With over 500,000sq km of land protected as national parks, game reserves, Africa boosts of amazing protected areas. By and large, the parks in East and Southern Africa are the most organized and exciting. There are some classic landscapes and wildlife that is protected in the West and North Africa. In the past, local communities were kicked off their land to create protected areas and this didn’t go well, a reason that failed many conservation projects. Today park management has involved efforts of community based conservation leading to scores of success in some countries.