The Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard, are known as South Africa’s Big Five. You have probably seen them on television, online or in books, but here are some reasons why you should go on a Big Five Safari in South Africa. 

Everyone wants to see the “King of the Beasts” at least once in real life

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The most sought-after animal in the Big Five is probably the Lion. Seeing the Lion on television is beautiful, but seeing the Lion in person, you’ll soon experience its, powerful and beautiful presence. Your chance of spotting Lions in South Africa are high, either in a National Park or in a Private Game Reserve. 

Get away from the hustle and bustle of daily living

The five-star Singit Lebombo in the Kruger is an example of safari luxury

When you are doing a game drive safari, you will enjoy the breathtaking view of the landscape from the jeep. Somewhere in the distance a few zebras are grazing and you and your fellow travelers try to spot the Big Five. A Big Five safari is a moment to escape from your busy life at home 

It is an adventurous but safe experience

Sunset and Baobab tree Sunsest and baobab view from Tuli | Ian Michler

You are experiencing you safari together with an expert guide. Africa is not a zoo, so even when you are guided it is important that you are careful and follow the rules of the guide. When listen you keep yourself and the animals safe, because spotting the animals of the big five is one of the greatest travel adventures. 

There is only one Kruger National Park 

There are many places in Africa where you can go for a Big Five safari, but there is only one Kruger National Park. Kruger National Park is one of world’s biggest nature reserve where you can find big populations of South Africa’s Big Five.

Honeymoon or a journey with children, a Big Five safari is an experience for everyone

The reason for your journey does not matter if you go on a safari in South Africa. There is nothing more romantic than a sundowner safari between all of the Big Five. Enjoying the experience of spotting these big animals together with your family is a truly memorable experience.

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If you’re not sure about how to get around, in between game reserves, book a vehicle with 4×4 hire South Africa  for ease of mind on your trip.  South Africa is the perfect destination to start your African Safari. Contact us today for more information on how to best travel through South Africa.