Our Big Five Safaris across Africa are exceptional, and the destinations are too. Africa offers unrivalled wildlife experiences, from the thrill of encountering one of the Big Five in an open-air vehicle to getting up close and personal during a walking safari. The Big Five was traditionally used as a hunting term to describe the five most dangerous animals to hunt in Africa. These include the lion, elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, and leopard. All are still commonly found throughout parts of Africa and remain the most sought-after species to see during a safari in Africa.
Our Big Five safari destinations are diverse, and we advise thoroughly planning your safari with an expert to ensure all your expectations are met. First-time safari-goers would do well to visit one of the private reserves within the Kruger National Park, such as Sabi Sands or Timbavati. Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater also delivers almost faultless Big Five safaris where you’re more than likely to tick off each of the famous Big Five species during a guided game drive.
Known not only as the birthplace of the walking safari but also the concentration of big game, South Luangwa National Park in Zambia offers a wilder experience. For those wishing to visit Botswana, Moremi Game Reserve offers good leopard sightings, large packs of wild dogs, and big herds of elephants. At Wild Safari Guide, we know how important it is to see Africa’s famous animals, which is why we provide Big Five safaris where you have a good chance of seeing all of Africa’s Big Five. Our safari experts know where and when to go to all the top reserves and national parks, especially the best time to go on a Serengeti safari to catch a glimpse of the impressive herds of wildebeest that migrate thousands of kilometres.
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