The best safari destinations according to Instagram

When it comes to safari destinations, we South Africans are lucky that we don't have to travel very far to see the famous Big Five.

On Instagram the internet also seems to think so, according to True Luxury Travel. They decided to see how many times Africa's national parks and game reserves are geotagged on the popular platform, crunching the numbers to see which is the most popular.

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Surprisingly, the number one spot wasn't the Serengeti - that honour went to Zambia's Victoria Falls National Park with over 200 000 tags, with the famous Tanzanian park coming in second.

South Africa's pride and joy - Kruger National Park - took third place, with over 120 000 tags of our beautiful animals.

Our other two parks that made it into the top ten, both hovering around the 50 000 mark, is the Eastern Cape's Addo Elephant National Park and the luxurious Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

Madikwe came in 12th, Tsitsikamma at number 13, Samburu at 18th place and Shamwari just nipped into the top 20 at number.

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Less-crowded options

But you may be more interested in the less popular places - their lack of popularity on Instagram might mean smaller crowds. 

Right at the bottom is Chyulu Hills, known for its green landscapes in Kenya.

Others eclectic places include Tanzania's Kitulo National Park, Namibia's Bwabwata National Park in the Caprivi Strip, Nechisar National Park in Ethiopia and Garamba National Park in the DRC, where decades of systematic poaching has finally seen a massive reduction over the last two years. 

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Check out the top 10 below - you can see the full list here. 

Victoria Falls National Park

Country: Zambia

Number of tags: 215 513 

Serengeti National Park

Country: Tanzania

Number of tags: 162 729

Kruger National Park

Country: South Africa

Number of tags: 122 136

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Masai Mara National Reserve

Country: Kenya

Number of tags: 102 301

Ngorongoro Crater National Park

Country: Tanzania

Number of tags: 59 989

Addo Elephant National Park

Country: South Africa

Number of tags: 54 120

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Tarangire National Park

Country: Tanzania

Number of tags: 49 538

Amboseli National Park

Country: Kenya

Number of tags: 46 936

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Country: South Africa

Number of tags: 46 042

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Chobe National Park

Country: Botswana

Number: 34 927 

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