Looking for the best places to go to on a Big 5 safari holiday on the African continent? The Safari Index team highly recommend the following Big 5 safari holidays at these exceptional lodges and camps. They are situated in prime Big 5 safari areas in Africa where you have a great chance of seeing lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. Many places claim to host the Big 5, but you have very small chance of seeing all of the members of the Big 5 on a safari holiday. However, the lodges and camps below offer a safari traveler extremely good chances of seeing all the members of this famous group on an average 3-4 day Big 5 safari holiday.


Machaba Camp, Okavango

Machaba Camp is situated in the game rich Khwai area, on the eastern section of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The word Machaba is the local Setswana word for the Sycamore Fig Tree, the tree of life. The Machaba tree is found in abundance in the Okavango Delta and most African riverine forests. Machaba trees are known for their abundant…

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Ndutu Under Canvas, Serengeti

Ndutu Under Canvas is a luxury mobile tented safari camp, located in the heart of one the world's premier safari destinations- the Serengeti in Tanzania. This vast wilderness is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife species, and is also the site of one of nature's most awe-inspiring spectacles, the annual Great Migration. Hundreds of wildebeest and zebra move across…

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Kafue 6-day Budget Safari Tour

This short safari tour starts out from Lusaka, Zambia's capital, and journeys to Livingstone and the world famous Victoria Falls (or vice versa). On the tour, you will travel through Kafue National Park, Zambia's largest and oldest national park. This wilderness is home to an amazing variety of wildlife species, including lion, leopard, cheetah, African wild dog, and buffalo, as…

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Best of Zambia - East to West Tour

Looking to see all the natural splendour of Zambia? This safari tour from 'East to West' in Zambia includes the highlights of Zambia's pristine National Parks. We will spend four days in South Luangwa National Park, visit the famous Kafue National Park and carry on to the remote Liuwa Plains National Park, one of Africa's last true wilderness areas. Mosi-oa-Tunya…

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Sayari Camp, Serengeti

Sayari Camp is an award winning luxury safari camp, located on the famous plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania. It offers luxury and comfort in the heart of one the world’s most unspoilt safari destinations. The camp is made up of 15 tented suites, each with king sized beds (twin beds are also available) and en-suite bathroom facilities. The suites…

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Dunia Camp, Serengeti

Dunia Camp is a luxury safari camp located in the heart of Tanzania’s famous safari paradise, the Serengeti. This semi-permanent camp is made up of just eight tented suites, each spacious and comfortable. The tents are furnished with large king-sized beds (twins are also available), en-suite bathroom facilities with bucket safari showers and flushing toilets, as well as private verandas…

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Ngorongoro & Manyara Budget Camping Tour

This budget-friendly camping tour takes guests on a camping safari adventure through Tanzania. It starts off with a delicious lunch in Arusha, before guests head off to Karatu, where the night is spent under canvas. Guests are taken into the Ngorongoro Crater, descending 2000 feet to the floor of the crater to explore the forests that are inhabited by monkeys…

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Tanzania Northern Circuit Camping Tour

This camping tour takes guests on a safari tour of Tanzania, with accommodation provided in the form of “budget camping”, and is ideal for those who like to “rough it”. A two-man tent with mattresses, blankets and pillows are provided. A safari vehicle tows a trailer with camping equipment and provisions. The camp is set up on arrival at the…

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Encounter Mara Camp, Masai Mara

Encounter Mara is a super luxury tented safari camp, situated in a stunning location in Kenya’s Masai Mara region. This award–winning camp is set out underneath towering acacia trees, with breathtaking views of the surrounding savannah plains. The camp is made up of ten tented suites, each beautifully designed to provide the best in comfort and luxury. Each features en–suite…

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Xobega Island Camp, Okavango

The great value Xobega Island Camp is located in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, one of the world's most phenomenal nature and safari destinations. Situated on a tree-filled island among the Delta's lagoons and waterways, the camp is accessed by boat and is surrounded by wildlife, birdlife and spectacular natural beauty. The camp consists of 10 Meru-style canvas tents, each…

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