Entries tagged: Big Five

Where to Go on Safari if You Want to See the Big 5

Where to Go on Safari if You Want to See the Big 5

If it’s your first time to go on safari, your list of wildlife to see probably includes the “Big 5.” The term, originally coined by the big game hunters of the early safari days, refers to the five most difficult animals to see while on foot: lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. Spotting them on the safaris of today can still be challenging… unless you know where to look.

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Lions in the Manyeleti Game Reserve

Experience a safari in the Manyeleti Game Reserve in South Africa. Check out the footage of a few lions captured on a morning game drive. Lions in the Manyeleti Game Reserve The Manyeleti Game Reserve is situated off the beaten path on the border of Kruger National Park between the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa. The big five frequent the reserve and leopard sightings are particularly good here. Bird life is also prolific, with over 300 identified species in the area. For more information about including a safari in South Africa on your […]

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Exploring Botswana with Ker & Downey

Ker & Downey’s legacy began in Africa, and enchanting Botswana holds a special place in our hearts. Discover a sublime blend of stark desert, verdant marsh and unforgettable game viewing on our Botswana’s Big Five adventure. Chobe Guest Suite Chobe National Park is the second largest national park in Botswana with one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent, with the 15 air-conditioned cottages of Chobe Chilwero luxury safari lodge your accommodations. Each has en suite facilities with a free standing bath, indoor and outdoor showers, a spacious lounge, terrace and garden with a hammock. Guests […]

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Luxury Travel in the Wilds of the Tanzanian Serengeti

The “endless plains” of the Serengeti are ideal for a close encounter with the Big Five and a myriad of African wildlife. Game drives and walking safaris are not to be missed when embarking on experiential travel to Tanzania. The Great Migration happens each October, with millions of wildebeest, zebra, antelope, and other herbivores coming from Kenya, crossing the Mara River into the southern Serengeti plains of Tanzania in search of greener fields – followed by lions, cheetahs and other predators in search of a bountiful hunt. The Mara River and the surrounding wetlands are in a prime location for […]

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Travel to Botswana’s Okavango Delta with Ker & Downey’s Signature Service

Botswana’s Okavango Delta is quite possibly one of the final remaining pieces of untouched wilderness in the world. A blend of pans, marshlands, reed banks, forests of giant acacia trees and mopane woodlands, the Okavango is arguably the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. It is protected and preserved for the benefit of wildlife and experiential travel and achieves a delightful balance of both. Fed with trillions of gallons of water annually by the Okavango River, the Delta is a playground for Africa’s most recognized animal denizens – The Big Five, wild dog, cheetah, plains zebra, spotted hyena, warthog, dozens of […]

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