10 of the best holidays for animal lovers

Of all the wildlife holidays in the world, the most famous is definitely the Big Five African safari. The big five animals are the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo, and while the term was once used by hunters to refer to the five most difficult African animals to hunt, it’s now a common safari term.

The Big Five are found in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana, and where you decide to go depends on the type of safari you want to enjoy. South Africa and Namibia are good for self-drive safaris, whereas Botswana and Zambia are better for Big Five bush walks – accompanied by expert guides, of course!

South Africa is the most reliable country to spot all the big five, particularly around Kruger National Park. Depending on when you go, you might want to follow the Great Migration across Kenya, where over 1.5 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras trek 1,800 miles from the Serengeti to the Masai Mari.

While the Big Five are the main focus of an African safari, you have a good chance of spotting hippos, hyenas, zebras, wildebeest, gazelles, and antelopes too – so this definitely a wildlife holiday that packs a serious punch!

To find out more about spotting the Big Five and to check out safari tour options in different countries, check out Explore’s website. Or why not have a read of our article; 8 incredible African safari animals and where to see them?

Author: wpadmin

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