Top 5, Big 5 Safari Destinations in Africa

Kenya Safari

Travel and safari differ in reason from person to person, as well as in destination. Some may seek adventure, others respite, however one constant spoke in the wheel of discovery, is wildlife. The biodiverse landscape of Africa is an invitation for exploration, its wild waterways and open savannahs holding an expanse of species, different from one ecosystem to the next. 

Nature is an interwoven and fragile web, each element dependent on the other. The health of each component is paramount to the survival of the whole; from the praying mantis to the snake eagle, the elusive leopard and the fastidious dung beetle. Spending time in the bush allows us to learn about this interconnected world, appreciating each and every segment of the wild. 

The Big 5 remain to hold sovereignty over the safari circuit – the allure of the wild and untamed royalty of nature. To be in the company of the king of the jungle, the lion, as it bares its teeth and roars into the African sky, or follow in the footsteps of an elephant herd, surrounded by majesty, is a thrill most safari seekers chase. Jenman African Safaris has put together a list of our ‘Top 5, Big 5’ destinations, where one can immerse amongst the dangerously wild, as well as the delicate, experiencing nature in its entirety. 

Kenya 

Kenya Safari Adventure

Our Kenya Safari Adventure is an invitation to embark on a 10-day safari in the quilted and colourful landscapes of Kenya. From the thriving and bustling metropolis of Nairobi, filled with a day of bead factories, cafes, the giraffe centre and an elephant orphanage, to the abundant plains of Kenya’s National Parks. Explore the renowned Amboseli National Park with the majestic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro in search of the great tusker elephants, boat cruises on Lake Naivasha, finding flamingos in Lake Nakuru National Park, and finally heading to the famous and fascinating Masai Mara. This Kenyan adventure is a visual feast of biodiverse and abundant wildlife, including the Big 5; an experience of Africa at its finest.

Tanzania

The Lion King of the Jungle

From the tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara to the endless plains of the Serengeti and explorations of the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the most densely populated wildlife areas on earth, including the Big 5 – this itinerary should be on every safari seekers’ bucket list. Tanzania, the heart of East Africa, showcases biodiversity like none other, an area truly wild at heart. Spend time exploring Africa’s Eden on our Unrivalled Tanzania tour, satiating safari curiosity within a backdrop of comfort, luxury, and your own private guide to lead you on your explorations.

Botswana 

Kruger Leopards | Highlights of Southern Africa

Our Botswana Wildlife Breakaway celebrates the landscapes of Botswana and Namibia. A patchwork of wetlands, forests, floodplains, open grassland and lily covered lagoons, its flagship park Moremi Game Reserve is one of Africa’s most beautiful conservation areas. Moremi is also a stronghold for the wild dog population of Botswana, successful reintroduction of rhinos, and the home to more than 500 bird species. The reserve is literally bursting with life, honoured by the presence of the Big 5.

South Africa

Greater Kruger Walking Trek

Enjoy a 4-day Kruger experience in one of Africa’s most popular national parks; Kruger National Park. This adventurous Kruger Experience offers the best game viewing opportunity possible with game drives through the park and optional bush walks, allowing you to get up close and personal with the Big 5 of the Kruger National Park.

Zimbabwe

Mana Pools & Matusadona Magic

The landscapes and waterways of Zimbabwe hold a certain type of magic, each area unique in its charm. Our Mana Pools & Matusadona Magic itinerary invites you to explore three of these magical spaces, wild and wonder-filled. From the vast waters of Lake Kariba to the shorelines of Matusadona National Park, your first few days will be filled with bird viewing, fishing, Big 5 encounters and island explorations fringed with delicious food, cocktails and Kariba sunsets. Mana Pools is the definition of wild Africa – untamed, remote and abundant with wildlife. Time spent here, beneath the albida trees, offers unparalleled game viewing and photographic opportunities, with Mana’s light and beauty unmatched anywhere on the African continent.

Whether you are on the search for adventure, relaxation, wild immersion or seeking a delicate affair with nature, Jenman African Safaris can guide you to your ultimate holiday. From the spiders web to following the footsteps of giants, Africa is ready to welcome you; your adventure, our expertise.

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