Big Five Safari to Africa | Sense Africa

Big Five Safari

“There is something special about seeing Big Game, especially the Big Five: the regal lion, the svelte like leopard, the gentle elephant, the armoured rhino and the unpredictable cape buffalo.  I have plenty of memories and pictures of the Big Five, I just cannot get enough of these incredible creatures.”

Seeing some, if not all, of the Big Five whilst on safari is a privilege. They are often on peoples ‘to see’ list, especially those that have not been to Africa before. There is always that ultimate animal to spot, that adrenalin rush and excitement of seeing these majestic animals in the flesh followed by the stunned delight of realisation of what has just happened. The Big Five are the essence of Africa.

Which of the Big Five do you want to see?

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Why are they called the Big Five?

The reason for the Big 5 name is that these five animals were the hardest to shoot by big-game hunters as they are particularly ferocious when cornered and injured.  Tour operators and guides have picked up the phrase and used it as a marketing term and it very cleverly it has stuck. Learn more about this…

Who do You Want to See?

Let us know which animals you want to see and we can advise you of the places with the best chance to see your specific choice of animals, birds and plants. We can then devise an itinerary around these locations to create a wonderful and fulfilling holiday. Unfortunately we can not guarantee your sightings, but will endeavor to give you the best chance possible.

Remember Other Wildlife…

Make sure you are not too obsessed in seeing the Big Five, pay attention to the other amazing sights and sounds that Africa has to offer, give some time to giraffe, zebra and impala as well as all the birds and the smaller animals and fascinating invertebrates. There is simply too much, at times, to take it all in.

What Past Guests Say

Lucy Cullen

Thank you very much for a really amazing trip.

We will never forget our trip, especially the rhino walking safari.”



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