Big 5 Safaris

By Kings Camp Team on February 11, 2021

Africa’s Big 5

Africa’s greatest attraction is certainly its diverse wildlife and none are more sought after than the famous Big 5. This includes buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino. Seeing all of the Big 5 is a bucket list item for many and where better to do so than in the inimitable Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Drive into the sunrise on your first Big 5 safari in search of the dangerous game roaming South African plains. With your expert guide and tracker team at the helm, they’ll help you listen for the sounds of rumbling elephants nearby or point out the camouflaged pride of lions lazing in the grass. Although seeing all of the Big 5 is never guaranteed, our guiding teams will always do their best to show you what most interests you. 

Big 5 Safaris in the Timbavati

A Big 5 Safari in the Timbavati is renowned for its reliable big cat sightings, as well as a chance to see buffalo, elephant and rhino. The elusive leopard which is usually the most difficult of the Big 5 to tick off, are often spotted on game drive – although never guaranteed, like anything in nature.

You’ll see elephants along the banks of the Timbavati River or coming down to quench their thirst at a waterhole at the end of a dusty day. Healthy herds of buffalo are also seen in the Timbavati, often camouflaged in the dense, thorny scrub. There is a good possibility of seeing lion as well as the Timbavati has a healthy big game population.

Be sure to let your guides know what you’re most interested in seeing and they’ll be sure to help you get the most out of your Timbavati safari.



  • Experience a Big 5 safari in the Greater Kruger Area, South Africa.
  • Enjoy twice daily drives in search of lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant.
  • See a range of fauna and flora providing the perfect habitat for Big 5 game.
  • Relax in the tranquil lodge at Kings Camp after an intoxicating wildlife experience.
  • See other wildlife including wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, hyena and more.

A memory of elephant

Live in the lap of luxury in the Timbavati at Kings Camp, one of the best spots to catch a glimpse of the Big 5. With a variety of scenic backdrops and excellent game viewing conditions year-round, the Timbavati is the perfect destination for a Big 5 safari.

Visit the Timbavati to see big game and contact the Kings Camp team to help design your ideal Big 5 safari vacation package. See our Specials Page for more information or use our seamless online booking system to book your Big 5 safari today.


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Grant Murphy
Cathan Moore

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