Fabled for being the five most dangerous and difficult animals to hunt, the Big Five are now the most sought-after animals to capture on a point-and-shoot. Whilst sitting firmly at the top of every safari checklist, nature’s most magnificent animals are as elusive as ever before, making tracking them an exhilarating and unforgettable adventure. Home to all five showstoppers, the national parks of South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia and Botswana, are excellent destinations for a chance to see them all. On foot, by horseback or in the comfort of a 4x4, traversing the plains of sub Saharan Africa in search of these celebrated animals is the undisputed original safari experience.
The wonders of the African wilderness are world-renowned with an enormous variety of wild life set to a breath-taking backdrop. Encountering the ‘Big Five’ up close is mesmerising but this really is just the beginning.
Perfectly schedule your trip to coincide with the spectacle of the great migration of wildebeest and zebra, pay a visit to the endangered mountain gorilla in the forests of Uganda, or view elephant and buffalo on the tribal lands of the Samburu people of Kenya.
Get close to the action and take a walking tour. This allows you time to explore tracks and shrubs you might otherwise have missed. Nothing is as exhilarating as an exchange of glances with a lion, with nothing between you but thin air.
You could even ride a hot air balloon over the Serengeti of Tanzania followed by a champagne breakfast. Challenge an Africa specialist to design a bespoke safari holiday with you in mind.