Big Five (The Big Five)

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar beach and seeing the Big 5 in Tanzania are two of the most popular reasons for people to come to Tanzania.

Tanzania’s boundless adventures and rich natural beauty have attracted visitors from all over the world. Safaris are more popular as result  of the pleasure of viewing animals up close in their natural surroundings. Tanzania is unique because of its enormous biodiversity and the variety of flora and fauna that can be seen here is unparalleled from large creatures to small animals, insects, birds, floral plants trees and much more!


The big 5, are the animals that arise directly at the top of the food chain in nature’s hierarchy of animals These are Africa’s deadliest and most deadly creatures and they are the ones you should be on the lookout for when visiting Tanzania.

The Big 5 include African Lion, African Leopard, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo and Rhinoceros

The Big Five are so named not because of their size, but because of the danger, they bring to humans and how tough they are to hunt. They used to be the most sought-after creatures during hunts, but thanks to tighter rules, hunting has fallen dramatically, making it much easier to spot the Big 5 while visiting Africa.

Those seeking the Big 5 will not be disappointed since there are numerous locations throughout the country where they can be observed in their native habitats. Many safaris focus on finding these species.

African Lion

The king of the African savannah will leave you with an unforgettable recollection of viewing a pride of lions in their natural habitat. Tanzania is home to some massive lion prides that are relatively easy to spot Because lions are sociable Animals they live in pride. Females hunt more than males in a group although most will cheerfully scavenge if given the opportunity as their favorite activity is napping under a tree which they do for roughly 20 hours a day!

Where you can see lions during Safari in Tanzania, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park (Tree Climbing Lions) and Arusha National Park

African Leopard

They have a magnificent coat and stride with an elegant grace the leopard often known as ‘The Prince of Darkness ‘ This is the Big Five’s most reclusive and mysterious member Leopards are masters of hide and seek if they don’t want to be spotted they can blend in flawlessly. A leopard reclining on a tree branch is the most common sighting in the Serengeti. They like to hang out on the giant branches of the sausage tree. Always remember to look up a leopard may be eating his supper up in a tree safe from lions, Hyenas and other predators

Where you can see Leopard during Safari in Tanzania. Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Arusha National Park

Cape Buffalo

The buffalo is not the laid-back wild cow you may imagine: it is one of Africa’s most dangerous animals, with few predators. Lions always do their best to  try capture a calf, but they will almost certainly pay the price later when an enraged herd retaliates. Buffalo need water on a day-to-day basis, hence they are frequently located around a waterhole. Although they may be abrasive, especially when injured, their smart gaze – as one novelist put it, “They look at you like you owe them money” – makes them fascinating to watch. Buffalo are plentiful in the Serengeti, and there’s a strong possibility you’ll witness herds of 1,000 or more of these fascinating animals.

Where you can see Buffalo during Safari in Tanzania. Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Arusha National Park

African Elephant

It’s the largest terrestrial animal on the planet and witnessing one in its native habitat is awe inspiring. These grey giants prowl the Tanzania’s grasslands before disappearing into the woods. Female elephants live in tight knit tribes with family ties lasting up to 50 years. After 12 years males often quit the tribe to roam alone or form bachelor herds Elephants are known to frequent waterholes near lodges. When left alone elephants are gentle but if they feel threatened stay out of the way. Nothing is more terrifying than being chased by a 7 000 kilogram animal that trumpets loudly and weights the equivalent of seven piled vehicles.

Where you can see Elephants during Safari in Tanzania. Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park


The rhino is a pre notable heavyweight tipping the scales at 2 500 kilos. There are two sorts of rhinos in Africa the highly contrasting rhino as you would expect the white rhino isn’t white yet dark like the others. The name ‘white’ was misjudged after early Dutch pilgrims utilized the word ‘wijd’ wide alluding to its expansive lips Sadly the rhino has a horn that is worth more than its weight in gold Throughout recent many years the rhino populace in the Tanzania park environment has endured enormously because of poaching rhino numbers diminished from 1 000 to under 70 people. The female rhino just conceives an offspring at regular intervals making the rhino one of the most provoking creatures to detect in Tanzania National Parks.

Where you can see Rhinoceros during Safari in Tanzania. Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Mkomazi National Park