A Big Five safari is the stuff of legend.

Most safari experts will tell you not to expect to see all five beasties (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) in one go and, while we agree, there's no harm in being ambitious. As the famous Mike Ehrmantraut once said, no more half measures. Our experts know the safari game (pun intended) inside out and will give you insightful tips about where is best to visit at what time of year to give you the best chance of spotting the elusive Big Five.

Where to go

Lion in Kruger

Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands

The Kruger is South Africa’s oldest and largest nature reserve, covering an area of 7,700 square miles, roughly the same size as Wales.

Aerial of Delta

The Okavango Delta & Beyond

The Okavango Delta in Botswana is one of the world’s most extraordinary wilderness areas.

Roaring Lion in the Endless Plains

The Endless Serengeti Plains

Tanzania's spectacular equivalent of the Masai Mara, packed with wildlife and often with tourists; but we know how to avoid them.

Madikwe & The Waterberg

Madikwe & The Waterberg

There are many fantastic safari options throughout Africa, but South Africa's Madikwe and Waterberg region has the added advantage of being malaria free.

Rocks and mountains in Namibia

Etosha & Damaraland

Northern Namibia has the country’s best game viewing.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater & Northern Tanzania

Look beyond the (admittedly mind blowing) Serengeti, and there's so much more to Northern Tanzania, from volcanoes to flamingoes and everything in between.

We felt like we were Original Travel's only clients - the service was completely personalised and all questions were answered instantly. They actively listened to our priorities and created a package that completely suited our needs. Throughout the process they will surprise you with their attentiveness and most importantly, they will not forget about you once you come back from holiday.

Mitja and Katarina Brus

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Isabel is our 'Big Five Safaris' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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