Probably one of the most iconic titles that an Africa safari first springs to one’s mind at the onset of planning a safari, mainly done so without any real knowledge of where it came from and why the Big Five is a thing. Its origins are from hunting safari’s and is a designation given to Africas’s most dangerous game to hunt due to their unsurprising ferocity should that said hunter miss and injure any of these magnificent creatures.
Murchison Falls National Park is as much worth visiting for its spectacular scenery as for its wildlife. It is bisected by the Victoria Nile River. A boat trip to the base of the waterfall for which the park is named is not to be missed. The river is home to hundreds of hippos and crocodiles and, in the afternoon, you’re likely to see buffalo and elephant on the shore. Murchison Falls is not a complete Big 5 destination as rhino is missing, but many visitors stop in at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route for an exciting rhino tracking experience.