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Tanziania Big Five Safais & Tours

What are the Africa's Big Africa?

I know. “The Big Five” sounds like a board game, but its origins came from early African colonial hunting parties that traveled onto the African savannah in search of these trophy animals, which were the following: The African Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino and Lion. .

When you head to Africa Especially Tanzania and Kenya, you can encounter all these animals, which are grouped as the world’s most difficult creatures to hunt on foot.. The Big Five were sought after because they were elusive, few in number, and the most difficult to hunt on foot. Nowadays most of these Big Five are threatened or critically endangered as a result of poaching and human overreach.

Now the term big five is only used for marketing purposes. But still, many tourists look forward to encountering such wildlife in their natural habitat. It's an eye-opener seeing the animals in real life and up close. The Big 5 Safari experience is perfect for a family looking for an adventure. It’s a great way to educate children about preserving wildlife and giving importance to endangered species. Couples and solo travelers would also enjoy the Big 5 experience.

Here’s a look at these five creatures:

1. African Elephant

The biggest of the Big Five is the African savanna elephant, which can weigh up to seven tons.The African elephant is the world’s largest land mammal, and you’ll definitely see herds of these gentle giants on safari. Both male and female elephants have tusks, and, with few known predators outside of humans, elephants live an average of 60-70 years. Also, they’ve been known to eat up to 300 pounds of food in a single day!

2.African lion

Lions are the only social big cat,Your first sighting of an African lion will stop you in your tracks. Immediately, you’ll notice the size of their teeth, the head, the mane, the paws, the tail. These creatures are the hallmark of an authentic African safari; it doesn’t get more symbolic than watching a lion saunter across the savannah through grassland and acacia.

3. African Leopard

This is the most elusive, and also the smallest, of the five. “I call them ninja cats because they’re just sneaky and they’re harder to spot,” Jonathan says.Speaking of spots, most leopards are light-colored, with distinctive dark spots that are called rosettes.

The solitary big cats haul large kills, such as zebra or antelope, into a tree to eat alone, in peace.If there is uncanny beauty in the world, its captured in wild leopard print. Fierce, fast, and elusive, to witness this member of the Big Five is a big deal. Leopards can run up to 60 kilometers per hour (37 mph). Though not quite as fast as cheetah, the leopard is stealth and has incredibly strong teeth to crack through bone. Leopards are solitary and nocturnal creatures, and they typically lounge in the shade of trees and caves during the day.

4.African Rhinoceroses

In Africa There are two species—the black rhinoceros and the white rhinoceros—and five subspecies between them left in Africa. Those include the northern white rhino, the southern white rhino, the eastern black rhino, the southern central black rhino, and the southwestern black rhino.

To witness one of these ancient forms, either black or white, is both a miracle and a gift. Unfortunately, this is so because humans have hunted them near to extinction. These beasts can weigh up to 2,700 kilograms (6,000 pounds!), and their horns alone weigh a hefty 2-3 kilograms (6-8 pounds). In Tanzania, your best chances of seeing a Black Rhino are in the Ngorongoro Crater.

5.African Cape Buffalo.

These hefty, cow-like animals often congregate by the thousands in the Serengeti; forming large groups is one defense against predators.Male and female buffalo both have horns, but the males’ curve upward and fuse together in the center, forming a solid bony plate called a boss. It’s a helpful defense—as is being more than three times heavier than their lion adversaries.

Fortunately, these burly bovines are now plentiful in Tanzania so you won’t miss this safari all-star, either. African buffalo are heavy, cow-like animals that like to live near water and need tons of grass to thrive. Because of their dietary needs and range, African buffaloes have been known to clash with human communities, knocking over fences and sharing diseases with domesticated livestock.

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