Big 5 Safaris

Big 5 Safari, Lion

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Big 5 Safaris worth eye witnessing on your travel. Here are the Tanzania experience packages that give you a chance to spot the Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, and Buffalo

The Big 5 was traditionally used as a hunting term to describe the five most dangerous animals in Africa to hunt. Their reputation has spilled over into the tourism industry and now elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, and rhino remain the most sought-after species to see on the continent.

But they’re not really the most dangerous animals in Africa. In fact, the two species that kill the most people are not even part of the Big Five; they are the tiny mosquito and the lazy hippo. Out of the Big Five, the black rhino is the hardest to find by far, with the leopard coming in second place.

To maximize your chances, having a guide that knows how they hunt, move, and where they drink, is incredibly useful. Simply browse our range of Big 5 safaris or contact us for assistance with planning a tailor-made tour

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Lion (Panthera leo)

The kings of the animal kingdom, and it’s not hard to see why. You may be lucky enough to see a pride of lions catching some sunlight on the grasses or scouring the plains, like kings and queens on their thrones.

  • Weight: 130 to 190 kg
  • Lifespan: 10 to 4 years

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

The cunning, nocturnal animal. The treetops are the leopard’s bed and they regularly drag their prey up into the branches.

  • Weight: 17 to 65 kg
  • Lifespan: 12 to 15 years

Rhino (Diceros Bicornis)

A black rhinoceros wandering desert plains looks almost prehistoric, a creature from days long ago.

  • Weight: 800 to 1,400 kg
  • Lifespan: 35 to 50 years

Elephant (Loxodonta Africana)

The largest existing land animal and most social animals live in groups of up to a hundred individuals.

  • Weight: 6,000 kg
  • Lifespan: 60 to 70 years

Buffalo (Syncerus Caffer)

They may be referred to as bush cows, but don’t let that fool you. Cape buffalos are powerful, quick, and ruthless predators.

  • Weight: 590 kg
  • Lifespan: 20 years
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Our Big 5 safari destinations range and we know how important it is to see Africa’s signature animals. We recommend a tour to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater where there are all the big 5 animals to spot. Other places to see are Tarangire, Mkomazi, Nyerere, and Lake Manyara, where you’re more than likely to tick off each of the Big 5 after a couple of game drives.

We also know where to go and at what time of year: we can tell you the top destinations to see Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, rhinos and leopards, or many other creatures like hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, and many kinds of antelopes

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