This past February, we had one family come visit us from the States & opted for a 7 days/6 nights safari, to Tarangire, Serengeti, Ndutu (border of Serengeti & Ngorongoro) & Lake Manyara. And… as the title suggests, they were able to witness the BIG 5 in action (including SEVERAL cheetahs – hint hint, Cheetahs are NOT part of the BIG 5). So, the question for you – can you spot & name the BIG 5?

*Background info of the BIG 5: Contrary to what people think what they hear “BIG 5”, this group of animals does not refer to the “biggest”, or most “rare” animals to spot in Tanzania/East Africa whilst on a Safari. This term was created by groups of hunters who made this category according to the animals that were the most difficult & dangerous to hunt.

So, enjoy the slideshows below…

There’s nothing like a sunny break in the Serengeti.
Lions being playful are one of the greatest things you can witness… 
Very successful camouflage, in our opinion.
Resting up on that tree, the leopard doesn’t look that threatening. But you should see it hunt!

BEAUTIFUL cheetahs.
Yawn, yawn, yawn.

Afternoon nap
See the leftover?

Elephants are known to be clean freaks 🙂
Best buddies!
Whoops, Zebra Crossing. Literally.

The Great Wildebeest Migration in February
Cheetah nibbling on a Thomson Gazelle
A lone traveler in the Ngorongoro Crater.

We don’t get sick of seeing these beautiful striped animals.

Best Couple Award in the Serengeti.

Simon, owner of Safari Infinity with Kristy’s group! (Can they be the Big 5?)