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Africa's Big 5 Safaris

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The Big 5 have become the classic icons of the ultimate Africa safari experience. As you search for hunting lions, roaming buffalo, grazing elephants, sleeping leopards, and elusive rhinos, there are few experiences that parallel finding all five of these creatures in their natural habitat. Explore the sample itineraries below to discover what is possible, and a Zicasso travel expert can create a personalized itinerary that will immerse you in the most iconic safari experiences and destinations in your search for the Big 5.

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Victoria Falls is one of the main attractions in South Africa.

Romantic Africa Getaway: Big Five Safari, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,825

The romance of Africa is within the swaying grass and tumbling waterfalls, the lingering trees and vivacious wildlife. On this custom tailored tour you will be captivated by the innate beauty of nature and of one another, exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta in dugout canoes or enjoying a massage while overlooking the sweeping greenery of Kruger National Park. The endless wonder of the continent from Botswana, Zambia, and South Africa will come alive, making this the perfect journey to share with someone special.

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Dominant male gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest National Park

South Africa and Uganda Luxury Safari: Big Five, Gorillas and Chimpanzees

13 Day Custom Tour

From $12,735

The Big Five and the big primates, an epic safari that takes you from South Africa’s Kruger to the enigmatic forests of Uganda. In 13 days, you combine the wildlife highlights of a continent, immersed in the beauty of the Big Five, then baffled by the antics of gorillas and chimpanzees. Tailored for first-time visitors to the continent, this is a luxury journey that celebrates the wild wonder of both South and East Africa, with tree-climbing lions and hippo cruises among the extras.

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Elephant in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Big Five Horse Riding Safari & Game Drives in Kruger

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,195

Gallop into the inspiring theater of the Kruger and ride horses into the landscape of Africa's great mammals. For seven days, journey deep into the bush to explore areas inaccessible to vehicles. Ride alongside zebras, watch elephants wander past and encounter the exhilarating sides of Kruger. Handcrafted for experienced riders, this 10-day itinerary blends raw adventure with luxury accommodation, plus two days of game drives that provide experiences with the big cats.

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Immerse yourself in the beauty of the grassy shroud of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Best of Kenya Safari: Big Five, Maasai Mara & National Parks

11 Day Custom Tour

From $5,055

Experience the very best of Kenya on this dream safari adventure. Covering six diverse parks, this itinerary offers a perfect blend of thrilling adventure and serene beauty. Submerse yourself in the captivating charms of wild Africa and get indelibly close to the Big Five and much more. With places like the Maasai Mara and Samburu on the itinerary, this 11-day trip offers a daily procession of unforgettable highlights.

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Masai shepherd tending to goats in Kenya

Masai Mara Safari for Senior Travelers: Luxury Lodges & Boutique Experiences

10 Day Custom Tour

From $9,595

The Masai Mara is a place of pure drama as lions chase zebra herds and wildebeest meet leopards at the river. The Masai is also a destination of surreal serenity where it is easy to drift off to the sound elephant hoots in the distance or watch wildlife from decks of your the swimming pool. Taking advantage of three of Africa’s finest lodges and camps, this very relaxed 10-day safari to the Masai Mara and beyond is handcrafted for senior travelers. You will discover the great wonders of the plains along with the undiscovered gems of a private conservancy safari.

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Undeterred zebras graze on the territory of the Masai Mara reserve

Masai Mara & Untouched Southern Kenya Safari: Ol Kinyei, Amboseli, Tsavo East

14 Day Custom Tour

From $6,505

Southern Kenya is home to many of Africa's most evocative natural landscapes. Wildebeest-covered Masai Mara grasslands blur into Mount Kilimanjaro's slopes and then into Tsavo's evocative savanna, which then rolls towards white sandy beaches. A safari across the south connects the mystique of them all as you unravel East Africa's famous, yet untouched, destinations. Each stop brings a fresh safari experience as the different panoramas are a home for multifarious wildlife and all the charms of the wild.

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