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Member of the African big 5


Africa is blessed with top places to spot the African big 5 in East Africa. The big 5 are mesmerizing mega fauna which includes; Lions (panther Leo), Leopards, Rhinoceros, Elephants and African Buffaloes.

Lions are famously known as the King of the jungle and they are powerfully built cats, Leopards also known as panther large cats which are closely related to the lions, Rhinoceros which are commonly abbreviated as Rhinos are members of the extant species with horn-like appendages on their noses, Elephants are the largest living land animals on earth with distinctive massive bodies, large ears and long trunks well as the African Buffalo is one of the most dangerous animal with un predictable temperament which is related to the other larger bovines.

These African mega animals are the most dangerous animals to hunt on foot though they can easily be viewed or spotted during a game drive in one of the mentioned places below on an African Safari which can be organized by Enjoy Safaris Africa.

The following are the top places to spot the African big 5 in East Africa.

These members of the big 5 are found in different protected areas such as National parks and game reserves and the best way to spot them is embarking on an African safari in the following places.

  • Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania

Ngorongoro is a crater found in Ngorongoro Conservation area of Tanzania which is an African attractions it’s self with the world’s largest inactive and unfilled gigantic volcano and it hosts numerous wildlife including the major big 5 because it’s a stunning area.

  • Ziwa Rhino Wildlife Ranch in Uganda

Ziwa Rhino wildlife ranch is found in Uganda in Nakasongola district in the River Kafu basin and it’s the only place in Uganda where you can observe these endangered animals in the wild. It is a home to approximately 32 southern white Rhinos and this has enabled tourists to go there for Rhino trekking and other activities.

  • Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (Zoo) in Uganda

Uganda wildlife education Centre is a wildlife sanctuary found in Uganda mainly in Entebbe. It is a wonderful place to see animals and learn about them. It’s a distinctive place because it the only place with captive wild animals. This has helped in creating conservation awareness among the public especially the young generation.

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda

Queen Elizabeth national park is situated in the southwestern Uganda and it’s the most visited savannah park with abundant wildlife and it’s the only park with the famous tree climbing lions which are the top attractions hence being the most favorable park for lion excursion. Besides lions, Leopards can also be viewed in Queen Elizabeth national park.

  • Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda

Murchison Falls national park is the biggest park in Uganda found in Masindi district. It is best known for having the most powerful falls in the world and it does not only attracts tourists but also attracts numerous wild animals including the African big 5 that inhabit in the park.

  • Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda

Kidepo valley national park is a rugged savannah park found in Northeast in the Karamoja region in Uganda. It is un known to many despite having abundant wildlife and when it comes to the big 5, it boasts of having a huge number of the African Cape Buffaloes as well as other members of the African big 5. It is also an awesome destination for birding expedition.

  • Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda

Lake Mburo national park is a park found in Kiruhura district in Uganda. This is one of the nearest park to Entebbe and Kampala in Uganda with a vast population of wild animals and it’s well-known because of the Impalas However it is a home to Buffaloes, Leopards which are members of the African big 5 and other wild animals.

  • Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve is a savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya which is crossed by Mara and Talek rivers as well as having nearby small villages of the Masai people. Masai Mara National Reserve is a true definition of abundant wildlife because it is blessed with exceptional wildlife population including the most desired African big 5 especially the rare Black Rhinos as well as other wild animals.

  • Tsavo East National Park in Kenya

Tsavo East National park is one of the oldest and largest park situated in a semi-arid area known as Taru desert in Kenya. It is well-known due to its large herds of Elephants, enchanting topography. While in the park, the chances of seeing the African big 5 is high since it is the best game viewing destination in the whole of East Africa. The Elephants found in this park are red because of the red sand in which they roll from.

  • Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya

Lake Nakuru national park is found in Kenya situated on the floor of the Great Rift Valley surrounded with bushy grassland and a large soda lake. It is famously known for hosting a big number of Flamingos nestling along the shore, it host 4 members of the African big 5 which includes; lions, rhinos, buffaloes and leopards as well as other animal species.

  • Akagera National park in Rwanda

Akagera national park is found in eastern Rwanda hugging the border with Tanzania. This is the only park in Rwanda where you can view all the African big 5 on a game drive. Akagera national park is a beautiful savannah park worth visiting on an African big 5 adventure.

  • Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

Serengeti national park is a vast wildlife conservation area in East-central Africa. It was recently named among the top 50 most beautiful place to visit in the whole world. It is famous because of its migrant white-bearded wildebeests and also the best destination where most tourist go on a game drive to view the African big 5 while in Tanzania which is an unforgettable African safari experience.

All the above mentioned places are great safari Destinations with different and unique wildlife as well as certain physical features worth viewing on an African safari in East African and this can smoothly be organized by Enjoy Safaris Africa.

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