During Africa's colonial period, the "Big Five" were at the top of every European trophy hunter's list, as they were considered the most difficult big game to shoot while on foot. Fortunately, today, most of the shooting of lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and cape buffalo is done by tourists' cameras.
Start planning your trip to see the Big Five
Lioness, Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Elephants, Eastern Cape game areas
Buffalo, Kruger National Park
Tailor-make your safari to see the Big Five
The Lewa Conservancy in Kenya has hardly any people but an abundance of wildlife plus Mount Kenya as the backdrop to your photographs. It's also home to some of the continent's most endangered species, such as black rhino and Grevy's zebra, to name just two.
Black rhino, Lewa Conservancy
Leopard in the Ruaha National Park