Big 5 Game Safaris

The Kruger National Park: The Best Big 5 Game Safaris and Accommodation in South Africa


If you are planning an African safari, one of the terms you will regularly come across is the “Big Five”. This term comes from a long time ago when people were thrilled to encounter the five most elusive animals in the African wild. Big 5 game safaris were initially popular with hunters who considered these the most difficult animals to hunt, and sadly, a lot of them still are hunted. But, for those who don’t intend to shoot with anything more harmful than a good camera, going on Big 5 game safaris can be one of the biggest thrills in the world. Spotting these highly elusive animals is truly special, especially if you are in a position to observe them for a while.

The Big 5 include the very elusive leopard, the rhino (both black and white), the aggressive Cape buffalo, the African elephant, and the roaring African lion. One of the best concentrations of all these species is the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga. This is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa and still retains the environment and animals that were found here 500 years ago. Here you can find high concentrations of these highly exquisite animals when you book a big 5 game safari in the Kruger National Park, and you are sure to see at least a few of them during a week-long stay – maybe even all of them!

The next question is usually where to stay. There are various rest camps throughout the Kruger National Park that are fenced in, and these camps provide a wide range of accommodation and safety for the people who choose to stay here overnight. It is illegal to remain in the reserve during the night, so safe and acceptable accommodation on after your Big 5 game safaris are a must.

While there are many different types of accommodation to choose from, the best remains the five-star luxury safari camps that are located on private concessions within the game reserve. Lukimbi Safari Lodge is one of the most desirable destinations, and here you will experience all the luxury you can expect from a truly organised 5-star safari camp.

If you are keen to experience some extraordinary big 5 game safaris, Lukimbi Safari Lodge is the place to be! Give us a call today to find out more about our packages and how we can make your experience unforgettable.