Big 5 Animals

Do you know the African Big 5 Animals? Here are the 5 big five that you should not miss while taking a safari in Africa.

Lion (Panthera leo)

One of the iconic animals of Africa. Males are larger than females with manes ranging in colour from light to black.

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

A powerfully built, tawny-yellow, cat with black rosette markings on its body and black spots on its legs. Although common, the leopard is a very elusive creature.

Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

Unmistakable, the elephant is one of the signature animals of Africa, and considered one of the most intelligent animals on earth.

Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis)

Also known as the hook-lipped rhino due to its prehensile upper lip there is in fact no difference in colour to the white rhino. It is considered the more aggressive of the two species and is the original member of the big five among the rhino’s.

Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)

Unmistakable as the only wild cattle species in Africa. Males are larger than females with both sexes having horns.