African Big Five

The African Big Five are some of the iconic wildlife that brings in most travelers to Africa. These animals are not safe! There have several threats including the hunting expeditions, poaching and habitat loss!

What are the Big Five?

To most, the African Lion needs no introduction. It is known as the ‘King of the Jungle’, and has earned its place as one of Africa’s ‘Big 5’.

The Leopard is the largest spotted cat in Africa, and is a powerful symbol of the wild places of earth: it is solitary, beautiful, graceful, strong, agile and cunning.
The African Elephant is the largest living land animal (measured at shoulder): huge, impressive and majestic beasts, they have earned their place as one of Africa’s ‘Big 5’.

Buffalo varying from small, reddish small-horned individuals living in forests to the more widely known large, dark, heavily-built savanna buffalo with large, heavy horns.

White and Black Rhino – Despite their names, both the black and white rhinoceroses are grey.

Where Do We Find the Big Five?