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.


Mankwe Bush Lodge, Moremi

Mankwe Bush Lodge is found in the Moremi region of Botswana, a wild and beautiful area. The camp is set among thickets of mopane trees, overlooking the valley below. The lodge feature tented suites, as well as campsites for those who prefer to “rough it”. The 8 tented suites are raised on wooden platforms, providing wonderful views from the private…

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Sable Sands, Hwange

Sable Sands is a classic safari lodge, located on the edge of Zimbabwe’s magical Hwange National Park. The lodge exudes a rustic charm, while still featuring all the modern facilities and amenities necessary for a comfortable, relaxing stay. The accommodation is made up of 16 thatch “rondavel” chalets, each with en-suite bathroom facilities, and able to accommodate single, double and…

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Greenfire Game Lodge, Balule

Greenfire Game Lodge is situated in the Balule Private Nature Reserve, a 50 000-hectare reserve adjacent to South Africa's legendary Kruger National Park. The lodge is made up of just nine luxury suites, each overlooking a seasonal riverbed and featuring en-suite bathrooms and private patios. Guests can relax at the main lodge area, which features a shady verandah with panoramic…

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Flexible Kruger Tours

The Kruger National Park in South Africa is renowned as one of the world’s greatest nature and wildlife destinations. This massive expanse of wilderness houses an incredible diversity of flora and fauna, from fearsome predators to tiny insects, and everything in between. These flexible Kruger safari tours offer guests a variety of different tour options, giving you the opportunity to…

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Halali Resort, Etosha

Halali Resort is located in the central region of Etosha National Park, one of Namibia's premier wildlife and safari destinations. It is situated within close proximity to a number of waterholes in the park; there is also a floodlit waterhole in front of the camp where guests can watch a variety of animals coming to drink. Halali features a range…

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Namutoni Resort, Etosha

Namutoni Lodge is located in the eastern section of Namibia's renowned Etosha National Park. This establishment is unique in that it is built into an old German Historic Fort, which was built in 1897. This adds a wonderful cultural and historical charm to your African safari experience. The lodge is located near to the Fisher's Pan, a birding hotspot. It…

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Kruger Park Private Safari Experience

This safari tour takes guests on a private safari experience in the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. The tour features game drive safaris in open game-viewing vehicles, used exclusively by your family or private group. Each vehicle accommodates a maximum of six guests, ensuring each person has a "window" seat- this provides uninterrupted views of the Kruger wilderness…

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Mara Concord Game Lodge

Mara Concord Lodge is situated in Kenya, in the world-famous Masai Mara region. The Mara, along with Tanzania's Serengeti, is known worldwide as one of the world's premier wildlife destinations. It is also the site of the world-renowned Great Migration, an annual mass migration of thousands of zebra and wildebeest across the plains. The lodge is set on the banks…

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Dolomite Resort, Etosha

Dolomite Resort is located in the western region of Etosha National Park in Namibia, in a section that was previously restricted to visitors, opening up a whole new area for safari and nature enthusiasts to explore. The area is rich in biodiversity due to limited human presence in the past. The camp is surrounded by the dolomite formations that give…

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Full and Half-Day Kruger Safari Tours

The Kruger National Park in South Africa is renowned worldwide as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries on earth. Massive, wild, and teeming with flora and fauna, the Kruger is one of the best places in the world to encounter wildlife species in their natural habitat. Although most famous for its big game species, such as Africa’s legendary Big 5,…

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