Where are the best African destinations to see the Big Five?

Africa’s Big Five earned their name because they were the most difficult to hunt in the past. The hunters considered killing the Big Five an achievement and brought them home as trophies. So over the centuries, the name stuck.

Now, these precious wildlife creatures are protected in wildlife sanctuaries throughout Africa. We have listed 16 destinations where the chances of spotting the big five are the highest:

Honeymoon safari in Kenya and Tanzania
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

  • Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Kenya

  • Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • Chobe National Park, Botswana

  • Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

  • Okavango Delta, Botswana

  • Etosha National Park, Namibia

  • Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia

  • Majete Game Reserve, Malawi

  • Akagera National Park, Rwanda

  • Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

  • Kruger National Park, South Africa

  • Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa

  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

  • Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

  • Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe