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You are about to embark on probably the most exciting, awe inspiring and life enriching holiday you have ever had. For those of you who have been fortunate to safari in Africa, you will know how the continent draws you into its heart and always leaves you yearning for more. For those for whom this is your first safari experience – Welcome!

 

We specialise in the Countries of Southern Africa which in our view are home to the most spectacular and diverse landscapes and safari experiences imaginable.  The Golden Triangle of Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe house many of Africa’s finest National Parks whilst South Africa and Namibia offer incredible diversity and spectacular holiday experiences. To top it all, we offer the ability to relax in paradise in Mozambique or Malawi.

 

We are experts in safaris that involve combining two or more of the countries we offer and all our journeys are built around you. There are no two itineraries the same and we spend the time working with you to create your perfect safari experience!

 

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I have booked trips all over the world for the last 25 years and I don’t think any one person has stood out like you have. The bespoke nature of our trip and some of the ideas and suggestions you came up with were truly inspirational

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Night Game Drives

Night Game Drives

Night Game Drives

Game-drives after dark or even at dawn are often a real highlight as you’re more than likely to ...

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Night Game Drives

Night Game Drives

Game-drives after dark or even at dawn are often a real highlight as you’re more than likely to encounter a whole range of nocturnal species: leopard, porcupine, hyena and countless owl species.

The preamble to a night drive is to watch an amazing sunset with a cool drink before climbing into your 4×4 open vehicle once twilight sets in. This is often considered to be the best and one of the most exciting times to find unexpected african wildlife.

In private reserves, where night-drives are permitted, a guided safari might last long after dark.

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Be Awed by The Victoria Falls

Be Awed by The Victoria Falls

Be Awed by The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls - one of the greatest attractions in Africa. The Victoria Falls is a 100m-high ...

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Be Awed by The Victoria Falls

Be Awed by The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls – one of the greatest attractions in Africa.
The Victoria Falls is a 100m-high waterfall in Southern Africa, which divides Zimbabwe from Zambia and is recognised as one of the natural wonders of the world.
Known locally as the ‘smoke that thunders’ due to the incredible noise that this torrent of raging, whipped up Zambezi River makes, it is estimated that 546 cubic metres of water plummets per minute in the rainy season. At around twice the height of Niagara Falls and vastly wider, Victoria Falls is recognised as the ‘biggest curtain of falling water in the world’. Consequently, it is an awe-inspiring sight, where the spray causes constant rainbows overhead.

Experience adrenaline fuelled activities including: “Flight of the Angels” by helicopter or microlight or White Water Rafting on the most demanding commercially rafted river in the world. For something wholly more relaxing, drink a cocktail or two on a Zambezi Sunset Cruise, have Afternoon tea at the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel, enjoy a Guided Tour of the Falls and cycle or walk around the border town of Victoria Falls to meet the locals.

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Safaris from the Air

Safaris from the Air

Safaris from the Air

No journey to Africa is complete without taking to the skies in one form or another to see ...

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Safaris from the Air

Safaris from the Air

No journey to Africa is complete without taking to the skies in one form or another to see breathtaking views of the African landscape.

There is the glamour of a private flying safari in Namibia or Botswana. If time allows even a month long Cape to Cairo journey.

Then there is the serenity of a hot air balloon flight whether it be over the Drakensberg Escarpment and Blyde River, the Busanga Plains of northern Kafue or the red hot dunes of the Namib desert.

Even micro light over the bush in the South Luangwa and Kruger to get a close up bird’s eye view and be within metres of the game from above.

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Walking Safaris & Sleep Outs

Walking Safaris & Sleep Outs

Walking Safaris & Sleep Outs

Bush walking is one of the most exclusive experiences on offer in the African bush. The South ...

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Walking Safaris & Sleep Outs

Walking Safaris & Sleep Outs

Bush walking is one of the most exclusive experiences on offer in the African bush. The South Luangwa in Zambia is said to be the birthplace of walking safaris and still today provides some of the best on-foot game viewing experiences.
Whether it is walking between your bushcamps or going on a mobile walking safari where your camp will move with you over 4 or 5 days spent in the bush with all your creature comforts catered for.
A guide and an armed scout will take you deeper into the bush to savour the raw beauty of the Luangwa Valley.
Another hot destination for a walking safari is in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe where some of the best guides in Africa with many bush stories to tell, will get you up close to lions and bull elephants. Perhaps not one for the faint hearted!

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Up Close Encounters

Up Close Encounters

Up Close Encounters

Up close encounters with game are both thrilling and humbling. A safari in the Kruger NP whether ...

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Up Close Encounters

Up Close Encounters

Up close encounters with game are both thrilling and humbling.
A safari in the Kruger NP whether guided or a self-drive is a fabulous opportunity to get close, as much of the game is habituated to seeing vehicles.
Zambia and Zimbabwe parks are wonderful places for close up encounters whether it be on foot or on a canoe or boat safari – both provide wonderful opportunities to view the wildlife from a perspective other than in a 4×4.

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Superb Hospitality

Superb Hospitality

Superb Hospitality

The amazing thing about being on a Safari in remote parts of Africa whether it be on a mobile ...

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Superb Hospitality

Superb Hospitality

The amazing thing about being on a Safari in remote parts of Africa whether it be on a mobile safari or in a lodge in the middle of the Okavango Delta, are the copious amounts of delicious food that arrive on your plate. Afternoon teas are definitely a highlight!

Africa is a vast destination with logistical challenges, but whether you are in untamed wilderness, on a Mozambique castaway island or in the city, you will find a rich variety of cuisine served with Africa’s customary warm hospitality.

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Desert Experiences

Desert Experiences

Desert Experiences

In the Namib desert of Namibia, towering dunes, the highest in the world, rise dramatically over ...

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Desert Experiences

Desert Experiences

In the Namib desert of Namibia, towering dunes, the highest in the world, rise dramatically over 1000 feet above the surrounding plains.

Climb to the top of some of these magnificent ochre coloured shifting dunes to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. Experience quad biking, go on a 4×4 desert adventure to find the smaller desert adapted creatures such as Sidewinder snakes and Desert Chameleons or go up in a hot air balloon to spot larger wildlife from the air, such as the oryx (or gemsbok), ostrich, springbok and the elusive desert horses.

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Relaxing In Paradise

Relaxing In Paradise

Relaxing In Paradise

Southern Africa offers superb holidays combining safari and beach or city and beach. Just perfect ...

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Relaxing In Paradise

Relaxing In Paradise

Southern Africa offers superb holidays combining safari and beach or city and beach. Just perfect for a honeymoon and birthday or wedding anniversary celebrations.
We highly recommend a safari in Kruger or Botswana followed by relaxing on an idyllic beach off the coast of Mozambique.
The paradise islands of the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos are dotted with privately owned and managed hotels and award winning ‘eco-chic’ villas serving delicious local cuisine, and a whole range of unique experiences to enjoy.
Experience delights such as island hopping on a dhow, snorkelling and some of the world’s best coral reef scuba diving, portuguese colonial history, deep sea fishing, whale watching and beach horse back riding

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Water Based Game Viewing

Water Based Game Viewing

Water Based Game Viewing

Whether in a guided canoe on the Zambezi River or a mokoro in Botswana's Okavango Delta, the ...

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Water Based Game Viewing

Water Based Game Viewing

Whether in a guided canoe on the Zambezi River or a mokoro in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, the experience of a water based game viewing activity is not to be missed.
Silently gliding through the waterways of the Okavango delta in a mokoro reveals the hum of insects and the sounds of the bird calls. Reed frogs and jewel-like malachite kingfishers are revealed within the papyrus reeds.
Canoe or Boat Safaris will get you close to sandbanks with lazing crocodiles, nesting carmine bee-eaters and grunting hippos and not least you can look up at close quarters at magnificent elephants drinking at the water’s edge.

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Big 5 Action Safaris

Big 5 Action Safaris

Big 5 Action Safaris

The term 'Big Five' was historically used to denote the five most dangerous animals to hunt in ...

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Big 5 Action Safaris

Big 5 Action Safaris

The term ‘Big Five’ was historically used to denote the five most dangerous animals to hunt in Southern Africa. Fortunately the term is now used to describe the most popular and exciting animals to view, whilst on safari in the Kruger National Park.
The Big 5 animals are lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant.
The Kruger and private reserves of South Africa are home to the Big 5 and due to the habituated nature of the animals to vehicles can exceed all expectations of witnessing animals on the hunt.

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Penny, Jonathan & Family – Market Harborough

Just returned from amazing trip to Victoria Falls, Botswana and Mozambique, including our first safari experience. Katharine worked tirelessly to ensure that we were happy with every aspect of our holiday and helped us navigate the vast choice of accommodation to select the right camps for us.  The planning was excellent and everything worked perfectly.  We would highly recommend The Big 5 ... Read More

Penny, Jonathan & Family – Market Harborough

Penny, Jonathan & Family – Market Harborough

Just returned from amazing trip to Victoria Falls, Botswana and Mozambique, including our first safari experience.

Katharine worked tirelessly to ensure that we were happy with every aspect of our holiday and helped us navigate the vast choice of accommodation to select the right camps for us.  The planning was excellent and everything worked perfectly.  We would highly recommend The Big 5 Safari Company – a tailor-made holiday that delivered above expectation experiences.  Thank you all!

Lorna & Mario

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful trip you organised for myself and my husband in July this year.  Our three destination trip worked seamlessly from pick up in Cape Town right through to our return.  Our hotel in Cape Town was excellent and well located (The One & Only).  The staff “on the ground” were excellent, especially in Cape Town and the excursions were first class. ... Read More

Lorna & Mario

Lorna & Mario

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful trip you organised for myself and my husband in July this year.  Our three destination trip worked seamlessly from pick up in Cape Town right through to our return.  Our hotel in Cape Town was excellent and well located (The One & Only).  The staff “on the ground” were excellent, especially in Cape Town and the excursions were first class.  Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge was awesome and delivered in every respect – would definitely return – great accommodation, a surfeit of wonderful food and fabulous game viewing from friendly and experienced team.  Our trip was completed with a visit to Victoria Falls in Zambia where we stayed at the Royal Livingstone – the location was excellent both for the falls and all the activities in this region.  Again the pre-booked activities did not disappoint and the hotel was luxurious.  Thank you Big 5 Safaris – will be booking again & would not hesitate to recommend you to others.

Mark & Lisa – Holton Le Clay

I’ve just read your “Why travel with us?” statement and it has to be said you ticked all the boxes. Our special occasion was our honeymoon and you definitely applied the personal touch to the extent I referred to you simply as “Katharine” – not The Big 5 Safari Company - in all discussions at home. I have booked trips all over the world for the last 25 years and I don’t ... Read More

Mark & Lisa – Holton Le Clay

Mark & Lisa – Holton Le Clay

I’ve just read your “Why travel with us?” statement and it has to be said you ticked all the boxes. Our special occasion was our honeymoon and you definitely applied the personal touch to the extent I referred to you simply as “Katharine” – not The Big 5 Safari Company – in all discussions at home. I have booked trips all over the world for the last 25 years and I don’t think any one person has stood out like you have. The bespoke nature of our trip and some of the ideas and suggestions you came up with were truly inspirational e.g. Zambesi Sands. Discussions where you clearly captured our personalities of what would work and what wouldn’t were spot on and you clearly assessed us very well.

I would also like to share with you the note sent by Abercrombie & Kent in 2015, before I found your website: “We offer a similar range of accommodation to Audley and our prices should be broadly speaking in line. For a 14 night holiday with a week on safari and a week in Mozambique, I think the figure of £8k per person wouldn’t be too far wide of the mark so if you’re budget is closer to £4k per person, I don’t think we would be able to offer anything to match this budget from the accommodation that we choose to offer”. Suffice to say we did exactly what we planned to, add in some extras and you were still able to meet our budget whilst still staying in luxury .. and possibly even the same places!

We will share some photos in due course but our honeymoon was truly memorable and Lisa and I would like to thank you for your efforts in making it happen. I have already started recommending Big 5 to my friends and family and we look forward to travelling with you again at some point.

Nick & Kellie-Marie – Old Hatfield

What an amazing trip to Zimbabwe!! I loved every minute from start to finish. We had a great safari experience, saw a huge range of wildlife and 3 of the big 5! And Victoria falls is simply breathtaking isn't it? I can't imagine how much more ferocious it is during the high season.   Staying is Bulawayo was also a wonderful experience, our host family were just so friendly and welcoming ... Read More

Nick & Kellie-Marie – Old Hatfield

Nick & Kellie-Marie – Old Hatfield

What an amazing trip to Zimbabwe!! I loved every minute from start to finish. We had a great safari experience, saw a huge range of wildlife and 3 of the big 5! And Victoria falls is simply breathtaking isn’t it? I can’t imagine how much more ferocious it is during the high season.
 
Staying is Bulawayo was also a wonderful experience, our host family were just so friendly and welcoming and just loved having us stay with them. Albeit underprivileged, they just get on with it and I suppose don’t know much different (especially the kids, who were all little rays of sunshine!).
 
Thank you so much for helping me plan the trip, it really was a great experience! If I ever do anything like this again I’ll be sure to come straight back to you.

Rob & Helen – Eastbourne

We had a lovely time in South Africa - many thanks for organising - we loved all our locations Chitwa Chitwa in Sabi Sands exceeded expectations in terms of accommodation and game viewing - saw the Big 5 on many occasions & much more.. Also really liked Elephant Camp & Victoria Falls was as spectacular as we had imagined. No complaints & no regrets - just great ... Read More

Rob & Helen – Eastbourne

Rob & Helen – Eastbourne

We had a lovely time in South Africa – many thanks for organising – we loved all our locations
Chitwa Chitwa in Sabi Sands exceeded expectations in terms of accommodation and game viewing – saw the Big 5 on many occasions & much more..
Also really liked Elephant Camp & Victoria Falls was as spectacular as we had imagined.
No complaints & no regrets – just great memories!
 
Many thanks again, especially for the treat at our last camp to mark my birthday celebrations – much appreciated.

Gordon & Gill – Nailsworth

Firstly thanks to The Big 5 Safari Company for your assistance in managing the changes resulting from our flight delay. Unfortunately, due to our outgoing flight delay we lost a day at the start of the holiday and at the end effectively lost half a day due to significant problems confirming our connecting flights from Livingstone - none of which was the responsibility of Big 5 as we booked our ... Read More

Gordon & Gill – Nailsworth

Gordon & Gill – Nailsworth

Firstly thanks to The Big 5 Safari Company for your assistance in managing the changes resulting from our flight delay.

Unfortunately, due to our outgoing flight delay we lost a day at the start of the holiday and at the end effectively lost half a day due to significant problems confirming our connecting flights from Livingstone – none of which was the responsibility of Big 5 as we booked our own flights and I think next time we would ask Big 5 to do this for us!

That’s the bad news, the good news is that despite these problems we had a fantastic time.  Victoria falls is simply spectacular and we did still manage to see the moonbow on the second evening and on the river safari we managed to not only see our first elephant, but managed to collide with a hippo under the water – all of which was great fun.

Our accommodation was very comfortable and of high quality.  Waking up to zebras on the lawn is the norm there but doesn’t half leave you delighted and bemused.

At the Zambezi Sun in Livingstone and at Camelthorn Lodge in Hwange National Park we were really impressed by the welcoming attitude of all the staff we met.  All of our drivers for the transfers were courteous and very helpful.  The only thing we are inclined to “complain” about would be that we found the transfer long and a little uncomfortable and would have preferred to take the recently introduced rail car through the park.

At Camelthorn our primary hosts/guides, Sibs and Vusa, were not only experienced and knowledgeable guides, but engaging and warm individuals which made for fun and interesting conversation over dinner.

As safari ‘virgins’ we did not really know what to expect from the drives, but quickly learned.  By that I mean that there are no guarantees about which animal species you may see and it can vary significantly between drives.  Despite the best efforts of our guide, we did not manage to find leopard or cheetah, but apart from this, during the short time we were in camp, we saw a good variety of animals and were thrilled by the experience.

We thank you Katharine for all of your early advice in selecting our venues as they all turned out to be great and the experience has left us with some great photos and memories. If it were not for family commitments in 2016 we would be looking to book our next safari now and will not hesitate to contact The Big 5 Safari Company for our next two location safari.

 

Sue & Alan Farmer

We had an amazing time and I would like to thank you for everything you did in organising this for us.  Our accommodation in both Hwange and Vic Falls were lovely. I know you had some input as well into helping to organise the renewal of our wedding vows – a complete surprise to me but such a special day, so thank you again. Khulu Ivory Lodge was perfect, we all absolutely loved the ... Read More

Sue & Alan Farmer

Sue & Alan Farmer

We had an amazing time and I would like to thank you for everything you did in organising this for us.  Our accommodation in both Hwange and Vic Falls were lovely. I know you had some input as well into helping to organise the renewal of our wedding vows – a complete surprise to me but such a special day, so thank you again.

Khulu Ivory Lodge was perfect, we all absolutely loved the place, unfortunately animal sightings weren’t quite as much as we had hoped for but I think this may have been the time of year (as it wasn’t the real dry season the vegetation was still quite high so difficult to spot animals).  The team at the Lodge were fantastic, we couldn’t have asked for me, it really is a perfect setting.

So many special memories that will stay with us forever.

Brianne & Guy – Chichester

We were safari virgins....we had however long harboured the thought that one day when circumstances were right and finances permitted, we would visit the Okovango Delta in Botswana. Both of us having our 60th birthday made the time right.   In a flush of enthusiasm, my husband Googled madly and came up with a selection of 'budget' truck based safaris.  Not what I had in mind! I ... Read More

Brianne & Guy – Chichester

Brianne & Guy – Chichester

We were safari virgins….we had however long harboured the thought that one day when circumstances were right and finances permitted, we would visit the Okovango Delta in Botswana. Both of us having our 60th birthday made the time right.
 
In a flush of enthusiasm, my husband Googled madly and came up with a selection of ‘budget’ truck based safaris.  Not what I had in mind! I Googled madly and came up with The Big 5 Safari Company.
 
How fortuitous, they put together a memorable itinerary, heeding our request for small camps in remote locations. From first contact through to detailed planning , the trip itself and the follow up, they were professional, efficient, and not least, willing and able to design a trip to meet our expressed desires and aspirations.
 
We travelled from the arid plains of the Central Kalahari (Tau Pan Camp ) to the enchanting Okavango (Pom Pom Camp) to the lush and fertile Linyanti River (Lebala Camp) rounding off with some R & R at the stunning Falls (Victoria Falls Hotel)
 
All 3 camps offered stylish and characterful accommodation with friendly, attentive staff and professional management .  The guides and trackers were awesome in their knowledge of the wildlife, game, birds, nature and culture. We learnt so much from them.
 
The range and quality of the experience was fantastic.  Everything worked like clockwork. We thought this would be a one off high end experience but no…we booked a return trip within weeks of coming back! No excuse needed this time
 
Thank you Big 5 for such a brilliant experience and in particular Katharine Hunt
 
Guy and Brianne Perkins

Bill & Anne Sugden – Jersey

A very big thank you Kevin for planning and organising such a memorable holiday for us and for taking the time to discuss your ideas with us and to tailor make the perfect trip. We are sure that your personal knowledge and love of South Africa was invaluable. We will certainly recommend Weekend a la Carte to all our family and friends and look forward to going on holiday with you again in the ... Read More

Bill & Anne Sugden – Jersey

Bill & Anne Sugden – Jersey

A very big thank you Kevin for planning and organising such a memorable holiday for us and for taking the time to discuss your ideas with us and to tailor make the perfect trip. We are sure that your personal knowledge and love of South Africa was invaluable. We will certainly recommend Weekend a la Carte to all our family and friends and look forward to going on holiday with you again in the future.

Mr G Brown – Glamorgan

I’m so glad I booked this visit to Zambia with you it was a 5 star visit. The Rhino encounter was an out of this world experience. I’ve been on many Safaris but have never met anyone who, on foot, has been that close to a wild Rhino. In fact I didn’t know you could get away with it. I honestly have no complaints and can think of nothing they, the staff, could add to or have done that would ... Read More

Mr G Brown – Glamorgan

Mr G Brown – Glamorgan

I’m so glad I booked this visit to Zambia with you it was a 5 star visit. The Rhino encounter was an out of this world experience. I’ve been on many Safaris but have never met anyone who, on foot, has been that close to a wild Rhino. In fact I didn’t know you could get away with it. I honestly have no complaints and can think of nothing they, the staff, could add to or have done that would have improved the quality or enjoyment of my visit.

I would like to say when I booked with you I felt it was a bit pricey. However, it turned out to be great value for the money.

Thank you for organizing this visit for me.

Graham Brown

Mr P. Biagioni – Manchester

Thank you for organizing this fabulous safari holiday.. firstly everything went like clockwork with no usual hiccups with transfers. The Lusaka hotel was extremely posh and Isaac picked me up on time with a long drive to Kafue camp of Mayukuyuku. Patrick Moyo the camp director and all the staff were fantastic and friendly and the camp was African rustic with solar lighting. I stayed 3 nights with ... Read More

Mr P. Biagioni – Manchester

Mr P. Biagioni – Manchester

Thank you for organizing this fabulous safari holiday.. firstly everything went like clockwork with no usual hiccups with transfers. The Lusaka hotel was extremely posh and Isaac picked me up on time with a long drive to Kafue camp of Mayukuyuku. Patrick Moyo the camp director and all the staff were fantastic and friendly and the camp was African rustic with solar lighting. I stayed 3 nights with great food, free drinks and lively evening conversation.  The camp by the Kafue river was a lovely location and I had a choice of a walking safari and game drives or boat safari. Patrick took me out with an armed game guard and told me about the animal spoors and signs. I took a picture of him up a tree directing us to two lion in the grass – he pinched the photo and put it on his Facebook with his story. see his Facebook! and him safely up a tree! actually there were two lioness hanging around the campsite and they killed a puku and ate it there and then.

Next off to Konkamoyo by Lake Iteshi teshi. Again luxurious rustic tented accommodation run by Italians Andrea and Laura the food was gourmet and  the conversation was lively with other visitor.  Game viewing was great – elephants, buffalo and lions and leopard.  Stayed for 3 days and it was a wonderful experience. Next to Nanzhila Camp in a lovely location in front of a dambo with water-buck grazing right in front of us. Again everybody was super friendly and the food was gourmet standard, the usual free drinks were great!  Every evening we went for a sun-downer game drive at every camp with double gin and tonics and nibbles as we watched the sun go down. Wonderful.

Next to Stanley Safari lodge at Livingstone. Extremely plush and exclusive lodge, overlooking the Zambezi with the Falls in the distance.  However a little bit isolating because of the layout. Meals were served independently and not all at the same table like the game camps, but the staff were very accommodating with my own personal drive to explore the Falls and all around Livingstone including my old school at Linda. Fabulous holiday, wonderful people, beautiful country. thank you Katherine

Dave & Minde – San Francisco

5 Stars for Big 5 Safaris. We recently returned from a fabulous trip to Zimbabwe, arranged by Katharine, having visited Hwange, Matusadona and Mana Pools National Parks. Her attention to detail and pre-planning facilitated flawless logistics, expert guiding and exceptional venues which optimized the sightings we were hoping for. We highly recommend Big 5 and will definitely be returning ... Read More

Dave & Minde – San Francisco

Dave & Minde – San Francisco

5 Stars for Big 5 Safaris. We recently returned from a fabulous trip to Zimbabwe, arranged by Katharine, having visited Hwange, Matusadona and Mana Pools National Parks. Her attention to detail and pre-planning facilitated flawless logistics, expert guiding and exceptional venues which optimized the sightings we were hoping for. We highly recommend Big 5 and will definitely be returning clients!

Dave and Minde, San Francisco

Gordon & Eilidh – Africa

All accommodation was perfect and in amazing settings; the staff were very welcoming and the activities at Chobe Safari Lodge were perfect.  The safari was the best part of our trip; it was amazing to get so close to the animals and see so many of them! Bushtracks were exceptional; very polite, prompt and informative.  They really were extremely professional and we really cannot think of ... Read More

Gordon & Eilidh – Africa

Gordon & Eilidh – Africa

All accommodation was perfect and in amazing settings; the staff were very welcoming and the activities at Chobe Safari Lodge were perfect.  The safari was the best part of our trip; it was amazing to get so close to the animals and see so many of them!

Bushtracks were exceptional; very polite, prompt and informative.  They really were extremely professional and we really cannot think of anything negative to say about them.

Thank you so much to both of you for all your help in getting this part of our trip arranged at such short notice and answering all our questions!  We will definitely be recommending Big 5 Safaris and Bushtracks to anyone we come across who wants to explore Africa!

Thank you again for everything!

 

Mandy and Steve – Tamworth

Mozambique was Fabulous! Although it took some time to get there after our Elephant back safari. We loved every minute with the scuba diving living up to all expectations. We want to get fit to do one of those walking safaris you tell us all about! Read More

Mandy and Steve – Tamworth

Mandy and Steve – Tamworth

Mozambique was Fabulous! Although it took some time to get there after our Elephant back safari. We loved every minute with the scuba diving living up to all expectations. We want to get fit to do one of those walking safaris you tell us all about!

Pat and Betty – London

Thank you for all your efforts in tailormaking our trip to Southern Africa. It was great to see Zimbabwe back to near its best! The combination of Bumi at Kariba, Victoria Falls and Chobe made for a wonderful contrast between safari and relaxation. I even caught my first tiger fish! Still think the Victoria Falls are best from the Zimbabwe Side and sitting on the Victoria Falls hotel patio having ... Read More

Pat and Betty – London

Pat and Betty – London

Thank you for all your efforts in tailormaking our trip to Southern Africa. It was great to see Zimbabwe back to near its best! The combination of Bumi at Kariba, Victoria Falls and Chobe made for a wonderful contrast between safari and relaxation. I even caught my first tiger fish! Still think the Victoria Falls are best from the Zimbabwe Side and sitting on the Victoria Falls hotel patio having dinner has to be one of life’s great experiences.

Noel and Jean – Preston

Kevin this is our 4th safari with you and as ever the level of detail in the itinerary you put together for us made the trip very special. From the private meet and greet in Johannesburg to the unexpected bush dinner we had an unforgettable time. Experiencing the Kalahari for the first time certainly gave us a new perspective on Botswana, one of our favourite countries. Please pass our thanks on ... Read More

Noel and Jean – Preston

Noel and Jean – Preston

Kevin this is our 4th safari with you and as ever the level of detail in the itinerary you put together for us made the trip very special. From the private meet and greet in Johannesburg to the unexpected bush dinner we had an unforgettable time. Experiencing the Kalahari for the first time certainly gave us a new perspective on Botswana, one of our favourite countries. Please pass our thanks on to all the lodges and we look forward to going to South Luangwa on our next trip!

The Story behind our Logo...

Boswell is a wild bull African Elephant who lives in the Lower Zambezi Valley. Boswell is a legend and has even featured in Africa Geographic.

At around 40 years of age Boswell is one of a select few bulls that have perfected the art of standing erect to browse on the African Winterthorn tree (Faidherbia albida).

The Big 5 Safari company is a supporter of the The Zambezi Society and support its vital conservation work and anti-poaching patrols.

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The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls is a 100m-high waterfall in Southern Africa, which divides Zimbabwe from Zambia and is recognised as one of the natural wonders of the world. Known locally as the ‘smoke that thunders’ due to the incredible noise that this torrent of raging, whipped up Zambezi River makes, it is estimated that 546 cubic metres of water plummets per minute in the rainy season.  At around twice the height of Niagara Falls and vastly wider, Victoria Falls is recognised as the ...

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KAZA Uni-Visa Re-instated

KAZA Uni-Visa Re-instated

With effect from the 21st of December 2016, the KAZA Uni-Visa was re-instated.   The Governments of the Republics of Zambia and Zimbabwe are pleased to announce the re-launch of the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) Uni-Visa on 21 December 2016. The Uni-Visa is only available at the following ports of entry: Zambia Harry Mwaanga Airport (Livingstone) Victoria Falls Land Border Kazungula Land Border (Border with Botswana) Kenneth Kaunda Airport ...

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