The Big Five

Shambala Private Game Reserve is home to the Big Five, numerous smaller game species and a large variety of birdlife.

The elephant, buffalo, black and white rhino, lion and leopard were originally named the Big Five due to the significant challenge and potential danger that they presented to hunters. They symbolise the ultimate in African wildlife and are associated with a true game-viewing experience. Only the sleek, shy leopard with its nocturnal habits and inaccessible habitat may sometimes elude the visitor.

The Big Five have always been renowned as being the fiercest and most dangerous animals. Being able to see these magnificent animals roaming free in their natural habitat is without a doubt one of the most wonderful memories that you will take away with you.

Shambala offers the Big Five interaction, an ultimate once-in-alifetime experience, thrillingly close enough to feel your heart beating faster and yet far enough to keep out of harm’s way. This is the most remarkable bush walk you could ever imagine.