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The Big Five

Discover elephants, Africa’s gray giants, in the indescribable vastness of the savannah or watch lions dozing in the sun – this dream comes true when you follow in the footsteps of the Big Five, Big Six or even Big Seven on fascinating Africa trips!
Wilderness travel: Adventure holidays in untouched nature Exploring the world, experiencing wild, pristine nature up close – that is the declared goal of a wilderness trip to the most beautiful natural scenery on earth. Beyond the well-trodden paths of mass tourism, real adventures can still be experienced in countries such as Namibia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania or Romania. Let yourself be carried away by impressive landscapes that cannot be admired a second time and return with incomparable experiences in your luggage. On your journey into the wilderness, you will become a tracker: on the trail of the wildlife native to the travel destination, you will follow large and small representatives that can often only be admired here in the wild.
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Big Five safari - fascinating plant diversity and animal world

Originally dubbed the Big Five by big game hunters due to difficult hunting conditions, elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard are the main photo hunted animals in Africa today. Encountering the Big Five in the wild far away from zoos is the dream of many travellers. An adventure holiday with Colibri Travel can fulfill this wish: Experienced guides are familiar with the herd movements and will take you very close to the Big Five. Breathtaking snapshots and unforgettable moments are guaranteed! Countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania are particularly suitable for Big Five safaris, where the impressive wild animals still roam free. The variety of plants there is also fascinating: In the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa, which is considered one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world, travelers can calmly recap the numerous impressions of their encounters with the Big Five.

Adventure tours through Kenya to the Big Six

If you haven’t run out of space on your camera after seeing the Big Five, round trips offer the opportunity to also observe the Big Six or even the Big Seven. Follow in the footsteps of the Big Six on an adventure trip through Tanzania: Holidaymakers are offered breathtaking gorilla tracking, where the gentle giants are tracked down using fresh tracks. Traveling through Kenya also allows for Big Six safaris. The gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park are used to the presence of humans and are therefore particularly easy to observe up close. For many travelers, meeting mountain gorillas is the emotional highlight of their Big Six safari.

Experience great white sharks on a Big Seven safari

Finally, in addition to the original Big Five, the Big Seven include whales and the great white shark. In order to experience the Big Seven in Africa, Colibri Travel recommends, for example, round trips through South Africa and the absolute insider tip – a nature adventure trip through South Africa and Swaziland. On their search for the Big Seven, vacationers discover the largest shark in the world with the whale shark. In the season from June to December, whales pass the coast of South Africa, and the great white shark is also resident here. So prepare yourself for spectacular experiences with the Big Seven when you decide to vacation in one of the biodiverse parts of Africa.
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