Which animals belong to the prestigious Big Five?
- 1. Lion
- 2. Leopard
- 3. African elephant
- 4. (White or Black) rhinoceros
- 5. African buffalo
If this is your objective, inform the guide or driver, as they will do their utmost to spot these animals for you. And no, it is not a guarantee you will these animals during your safari. Especially the leopard, lion and rhino are not easy to find. But there are plenty of national parks that are home to all five of them.
Don’t forget the lesser-known animals, as these are often more extraordinary to see. You may also compose your own Big Five list, for example containing only predators like the African wild dog, the cheetah, the leopard, the spotted hyena and the lion.