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The Big 5

The Big 5 is a term originally used by hunters to describe Africa’s most dangerous game animals, namely lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and the black rhino. These days the white rhino is also included due to the rarity of seeing the endangered black rhino. There are numerous national parks and reserves where you can tick these magnificent animals off your list – see the safari wildlife guide below for more information.

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Safari Wildlife Guide - spot the big 5 among many other amazing animals in Africa















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Big Wildlife Parks

Serengeti National park

Serengeti National park

See the Big 5 and explore Tanzania's most famous park
The sprawling plains of the Serengeti National Park protects the highest concentration of large mammals on Earth, including 2,500 lions. Covering 14,763 square kilometres across the north of Tanzania, the varied landscape offers spectacular contrasts. The Serengeti National Park is an included excusion on many Overland Expedition tours to Tanzania.

Witness the Great Migration


Masai Mara National Reserve

See the Big 5 and catch part of the Great Migration
The Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya’s leading wildlife sanctuary. Established in 1961, the reserve was designed to protect animals from hunters and the beauty of the landscapes and the diversity of the wildlife is amazing. The Masai Mara is included on many Overland Expeditions to Kenya.

See a gorilla upclose



Park National des Volcanes & Gorilla Trek

Visit the mighty mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
Bwindi National Park is a small national park  in the Ugandan portion of the Virunga Mountains. During Overland Tours in Uganda you can take an included trek to meet the endangered mountain gorilla. Learn about the best time to visit the gorillas and how to apply for your permit here.

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Other national parks in Africa

Get up close and personal with all of Africa's stunning wildlife
Africa offers an astonishing number and variety of national parks, each offering sanctuary to diverse and abundant wildlife. During many of our Overland Expeditions in Africa you can go out on an included safari at Ngorongoro Crater, Victoria Falls, Kruger National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta and Etosha National Park.


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