The best Big Five safaris in Africa are
the ones that don’t disappoint

Meet the Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhinoceros

In the early days of safaris, these animals earned a reputation for being the most difficult and dangerous to track.

Today, the Big Five are doing their best to survive, sometimes against all odds. Rhino are prime targets for poachers.

There is good news though. Private and government game reserves, safari lodges and conservationists are working hard to preserve the remaining population of the Big Five, and other species, on our planet.

At Africa Connection, we’re up to date with the latest in animal conservation. This means we can book you a Big Five safari in game reserves that are creating a safe haven for these special animals, now and into the future.

Talk to us about planning a Big Five safari in Africa

Explore the best countries in Africa for Big Five safaris



Tanzania has three different safari circuits – the popular northern safari circuit, the remote southern safari circuit, and the isolated Mahale Mountains in the west.

South Africa


South Africa’s advantage is the choice of holidays options. Spectacular scenery, multi- cultural population groups, 11 official languages and a massive range of places to visit, things to do and see.



Kenya is the closest safari destination to the UAE and is one of our best sellers for a short safari getaway to see the Big Five. Flying time is four and a half hours to Nairobi. When you get there, you’ll continue your holiday either with your own driver/guide and vehicle, or by air.