Where to go? when? and for how long? are the commonest things we are asked, but of course the answers depend on a multitude of variants. In order to answer the first question, we have put together a very brief guide to the best places to go to in Africa to see each of the Big Five.
King of the Jungle, the lion is the poster boy of the bush, and nowhere does them better than Kenya’s Masai Mara. The grasslands and wooded areas are perfect lion territory, with a property such as Cottar’s 1920s Camp the perfect base from which to view them.
Perhaps not at the top of many safari-goers wish lists, the much maligned buffalo is nevertheless found in enormous numbers in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, where they mass each year and form the bulk of the iconic Great Migration. Head to Singita Sasakwa for some serious sightings.
As elusive as any, the leopard is a majestic sighting whenever it is spotted, and staying in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia at the iconic Nkwali Lodge will provide you with some of your best chances of seeing these sleek creatures up close.
Many people’s favourites, the big old elephant is thankfully still found in large swathes right across East & Southern Africa, with numbers in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe only topped by Botswana’s Chobe National Park – where a stay at the Muchenje Safari Lodge will put you in the heart of elephant territory.
Last on the list is the prehistoric-looking and sadly endangered rhino. Conservation efforts have increased rapidly over the years to help protect this majestic giant, with nowhere doing it better than South Africa’s Kruger National Park, and the aptly-named Rhino Post Safari Lodge.
Aside from the Big Five, you also have hippos, giraffes, gorillas, cheetahs, wild dogs, chimpanzees, zebras and much, much more, so do get in contact with us and let us help you plan your perfect wildlife adventure.
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