AFRICAN SAFARI INFORMATION - The Big 5: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo & Rhino
Big Five
·· The Big Five:

Discover Africa's Big 5 wild animals

Africa - as home to the "Big Five" mammals - is also the only place on earth where you can enjoy a Big Five safari.

Many reserves have all the big five - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo - but it's not that easy to see them all on your first safari, particularly leopard. Leopards are nocturnal, secretive and well camouflaged, but there are some reserves where they are easily spotted. However, just being in the bush, seeing tiny animals like ants and frogs and learning the relationship between them, can be even more exciting than a procession of lions and elephants. So, even if you miss out on one or two of the big guys, you'll still have a great time.

The countries where you have the most chance of seeing the Big Five are South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania. South Africa's Sabi Sand private reserves alongside the Kruger Park, is the region where you have the greatest chance of spotting all the Big Five. Remember however, that in nature, nothing can be guaranteed.

We have been organising Big Five safaris for over 16 years. Enquire Now for a Big Five Safari

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