Big Five

The BIG Five Africa Wildlife Safaris

Experience and enjoy encountering the BIG Five Africa Tours as you transfer from one destination to another watching these incredible wildlife animals preying on other animals.

There are so many wildlife animals in Africa but the fierce BIG Five stand out due to their uniqueness and hardship to pin down/ hunt on foot like the other wild game animals.

In order to have the best safari adventure in Africa, all travellers MUST transfer to the spot and experience the BIG five animal species. These include Lions, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopards and Rhinos which are very popular in countries like Uganda, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Malawi.

Transfer to these countries to enjoy the best Big Five Africa Safaris in Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and Rwanda’s Akagera National park.

Big Five Africa-LionsLions; the lion also known as Panthera leo is a large carnivorous sly of Africa and northwest India with a petite short orangey coat, a dump tail, and a heavy mane around the neck and shoulders in males. These are one of the most difficult to hunt due to the fact that they stay in challenging habitats which include thick Savannah which includes tall grasses, shrubs, and bushes that provide the best hideouts to camouflage hence sometimes hunting the hunters even without provocation.

Big Five Africa-LeopardLeopards; the leopard is one of the most difficult of the big five to hunt due to the cat’s unique nocturnal and secretive nature of embracing their habitat. They are fond of inhabiting the thick Savannah grasslands, and shrubs for camouflage from any danger. They hunt at sunrise and sunset and are cautious around humans hence escaping when faced with a threat. The leopard is introverted by nature i.e is always isolated in the bushes and grasslands.

Big Five Africa-ElephantsElephants; Also referred to as Loxodonta Africana, the elephant is a very big herbivore i.e feeds on leaves, shoots, and roots with a thick almost hairless skin, an elongated stretchy prehensile trunk, upper incisors forming long curved tusks of ivory and large fan-shaped ears. There are two different species of the African elephant: the African forest elephant and the African bush elephant. Despite their large size, elephants can hide in tall grass and get more violent than other wildlife animals making hunting them very complex.

Big Five Africa-RhinosRhinos; the Rhino is a thick-skinned big herbivore (feeds on leaves, roots, and shoots) found in very prominent destinations in Africa. It has one/ two vertical horns on the nasal bridge which it uses for defence/protection from enemies. However, their populations are declining to extinction after massive killings for the trade of their horns by humans/ poachers who sell them expensively on the black market. These include both black and white Rhinos and are very challenging to hunt due to their aggressive violence for it can penetrate its horn into the enemy’s body hence leading to their deaths.

Big Five Africa-BuffaloBuffaloes; the African or Cape buffalo is a large horned ruminant known to be the most challenging wildlife animal to hunt. They are short-sighted animals that sense smell more and wallow their bodies in mud which protects their skins/ bodies from direct sun rays. They feed in the evenings or late evenings since at this time the sun is less stingy/ hot. Records show that many hunters have lost their lives trying to hunt them just like the crocodiles and hippos. This makes them the most dangerous among the big five.

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