Big Five Experiences
An Africa safari is incomplete until you marvel or pull out your camera and take a picture of
at least one of the famous members of the African BIG 5 game animals.
The big five incorporates animals such as the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo. They were
popularized by imperial trophy hunting adventures mostly because of their difficulty to hunt on
the open savannah plains. Thankfully, today we hunt the big 5, not to kill, but marvel at their
outstanding and majestic beauty with a camera and not a rifle.
A traveler can easily see Africa’s big 5 in all East Africa’s destinations today. East Africa, the
pioneer of African Safaris, is home to a massive range of wildlife species spread out on
thousands of protected animal parkland. Most notable is the Serengeti and Masai Mara, where
the great annual migration occurs every year. However, Uganda and Rwanda provide great
alternative safari attractions to complement a big five safari without leaving the destination’s
borders, like Gorilla trekking in the lush green misty covered mountain ranges.
This does not mean however that Uganda is not home to the Big Five! Many travelers from all
over the world don’t actually know that the Big5 is present in Uganda until they are there and it’s our role to let the world know and come discover it with us. Uganda thus provides varied safari options of all
Safari destinations in Africa.