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The Big Five - Wildebeest Travels

Special Interests

Help to make your special moments unforgettable. It is possible to host any special event in East Africa - whether a wedding, honeymoon, anniversay or birthday. Safaris and exotic beach locations are what dreams are made of, so why not combine these with one of your life’s memorable occassions.

The Big Five

The term ‘Big Five’ was coined by big-game hunters, as these five animals were the most challenging and dangerous trophies to hunt on foot because of their size and aggression. The big five game animals are the lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros (either black or white).

Hunting was banned long ago in many countries, including Kenya, and so the term ‘big five’ was subsequently adopted by safari tour operators, and is now the ‘benchmark’ for a successful safari. Whether or not you see the big five will depend on your destination, how skilled your guide is, and most of all – your luck on the day.

The most popular parks where the ‘Big Five’ can be sighted in East Africa are the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lewa Conservancy, Tsavo East & West National Parks, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater. Some other parks might not have all of the big five, but it is possible to have an itinerary to multiple destinations where these animals are resident.

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