Looking for the best places to go to on a Big 5 safari holiday on the African continent? The Safari Index team highly recommends 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.

Kuname Lodge and Manor House

Kuname Lodge and Manor House is located in the exclusive Karongwe Private Game Reserve, a lush, thriving ecosystem that is set against the backdrop of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. The iconic African Big 5 are found in healthy numbers here, and game drives and bush walks provide the ideal opportunity to spot these amazing animals. Kuname Lodge is intimate and…

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Leopard Mountain Lodge

Experience the magic and wonder of Africa at Leopard Mountain Lodge. This intimate, exclusive lodge is set within the magnificent Manyoni Private Game Reserve. It overlooks a spectacular Zululand landscape, with a meandering river below and the Lebombo Mountains in the distance. This tranquil setting is complemented by a diversity of habitats that support an abundance of wildlife species. Wild…

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Greater Kruger Backpacking Trail

This is the authentic walking safari you have always wanted to go on. It is an immersive experience that is exciting, interpretative, exploratory, educational, ethical, and safe. We try to encounter nature as purists and explorers. The trail is run within what is known as the Greater Kruger National Park [forming the unfenced western Kruger National Park boundary, including the…

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Ntsiri River Camp

Ntsiri River Camp is located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in South Africa, in the heart of the famous Greater Kruger region. It is the ideal safari getaway destination for families or small groups. Accommodating a maximum of 10 guests, the camp is a private and intimate retreat in the wilderness. It is surrounded by pristine African bushveld, home…

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Matetsi Victoria Falls

Come and experience the magic and splendour of the Victoria Falls. The largest waterfall on earth, “The Smoke that Thunders” is a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just 40km upriver from the rush and spray of the Falls, Matetsi Victoria Falls offers a world-class safari experience. This ultra-luxurious retreat is an idyllic oasis from which to explore, relax, and recharge.…

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Saguni Safari Lodge

Saguni Safari Lodge is situated in the Moremi East region of Botswana’s stunning Okavango Delta. It is nestled in an island of typical Delta trees, overlooking a lagoon known as Mbudi. This is a beautiful and game-rich area. The word "Saguni" means “an area with an abundance of game and spectacular sights”- a truly apt name. The lodge offers the…

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Unique Zimbabwe Safari Tour

Be inspired by Zimbabwe, a country of many varied contrasts, home to some of the largest national parks in Southern Africa. From the mighty Zambezi escarpment to the Eastern Highland mountains, Zimbabwe features rich history, abundant wildlife, and stunning scenery. This 10-day, 9-night itinerary encompasses Matobo Hills, Hwange National Park, and the world-famous Victoria Falls. The first three days are…

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Kruger and Bazaruto Tour

Experience the best of both worlds on this 8-day safari retreat... the best of bush and beach! First visit the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa, renowned the world over for its vast expanse of wilderness and thriving populations of wildlife and big game species. In the Kruger, you will be accommodated in two luxurious safari camps, where you…

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South-Western Kenya Safari Tour

Experience a 5-day safari adventure in Kenya. The east African country is home to a variety of nature and wildlife destinations that ensure an unforgettable experience. This guided tour starts off with a visit to the iconic Masai Mara. The Mara is renowned for its vast plains and savannah landscapes that house thriving populations of wildlife and big game, including…

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Best of Tanzania Lodge Safari

Embark on an adventurous safari tour through Tanzania. This 7-day package takes you through some of Africa’s best nature and wildlife destinations. As the name suggests, accommodation on the tour is provided in comfortable safari lodges, or permanent tented camps, ensuring your utmost comfort. Specially-converted 4x4 safari vehicles are used on your trek through Tanzania, and each guest is guaranteed…

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