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.

Joezebel Guesthouse, Pilanesberg

Joezebel Guesthouse is located in South Africa’s North West Province, just 5 minutes from the gate of the Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park. It is located near to a number of other attractions, including Sun City and Mankwe Dam. A little further afield, you find Borokalalo National Park, Madikwe Game Reserve, the Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Centre, the Lesedi Cutural…

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Tanzania Wild Side Camping Safari

Experience a safari adventure in the heart of wild Africa! This 7-day camping safari has it all- superb wildlife-viewing, breathtaking landscapes, meeting the warm locals and seeing out-of-the-way places. Nights are spent in simple campsites with basic facilities. These include two-person dome tents, comfortable sleeping mats, and communal ablution facilities. This adds to the authentic wilderness atmosphere of the experience.…

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Impressive Tanzania Lodge Safari

Embark on a 5-day safari adventure tour in the vast wildlife sanctuaries of Tanzania. Visit the world-famous Serengeti, the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, and the unique Tarangire National Park. Expect superb game-viewing and breathtaking landscape views! The tour begins with a visit to Tarangire National Park, known for its enormous elephant herds and populations of unusual species, such as the long-necked…

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The Ultimate Northern Kruger Experience

The Kruger National Park is a vast expanse of beautiful, undisturbed bushveld. It is one of the best places in the world to encounter the Big 5, and is a must-visit part of South Africa. This tour will give you a great opportunity to explore this beautiful area without breaking the budget. The tour starts in the Pafuri region, located…

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Okavango Hot Air Balloon Safari

This incredible experience takes guests on a breathtaking, unforgettable hot-air balloon trip over the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The Okavango is one of the world's premier safari destinations- teeming with wildlife and rich in biodiversity. This hot-air balloon experience allows guests to soar above the Delta's plains and swamps, drinking in the sweeping views and marvelling at the sunrise. The…

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Mtomeni Wilderness Trail

South Africa’s Greater Kruger region is legendary. Vast and wild, this pristine part of the country is renowned for its thriving biodiversity and populations of free-roaming wild animals. This includes the iconic African Big 5. The Mtomeni Trail is a 3-night walking safari experience that will give you a taste of this magnificent wilderness. The trail is based at the…

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Jackalberry Lodge, Thornybush

Jackalberry Lodge combines luxury and rustic charm to provide an unforgettable safari experience. Located in the Big 5 Thornybush game Reserve, right on the edge of the world-famous Kruger National Park, the 4-star lodge can accommodate up to 16 guests. The well-appointed chalets are air-conditioned, with a full range of facilities and amenities, including an en-suite bathroom, private patio, mini-bar,…

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Kenya and Tanzania Highlights Tour

On this camping safari tour, guests will be taken on a 12-day adventure that showcases the best of Kenya and Tanzania. Visit their most famous nature destinations, as well as the lesser-known safari gems. The tour begins in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. From here, guests head to the Great Rift Valley to visit the Mount Longonot Volcano, where they will enjoy…

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16-day Zimbabwe Tour

Zimbabwe is one of Africa's key wildlife, nature and safari destinations. The landlocked Southern African country is home to the mighty Zambezi River, one of the largest in Africa; the legendary, world-famous Victoria Falls; and several parks and reserves that are sanctuaries for a plethora of large and small game species. The country also features several ancient and historically-significant sites.…

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South Africa Eco-Explorer Tour

For those who love nature, wildlife and adventure, there aren’t many better destinations to visit than South Africa. The country boasts a variety of attractions that includes breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, and diverse people and cultures. This 18-day tour provides a complete South African experience. You will visit a host of different ecosystems that range from remote bushveld to snow-capped…

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