ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF
ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF

What are you looking for?

ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF
ZAR
USD
EUR
GBP
CAD
AUD
CHF
Hello traveller!

It's in Cape Town now.

We're sorry. Our safari planners aren't available now. Our office hours are 08:00 - 19:00 (GMT+2).

Call us to speak to an experienced safari planner.


Alternatively, we recommend...

travel-form-icon

Complete our travel enquiry form to connect with a safari planner

ENQUIRE TODAY
Email us
(optional)

Five must-see camps for big cat safaris in Africa

 Devryn Panaino

Author: Devryn Panaino - 30 January 2024

Last Update: 23 August 2017

Part of the Tanzania Safaris & Tanzania Wildlife Adventures & African Safari Collection

The most charismatic of all the animals that roam the African parks are the big cats. It’s, therefore, normal for avid wildlife enthusiasts to search for the best camps for big cats safaris in Africa. To behold the splendor and beauty of the big cats is an experience that warms the heart of every wildlife enthusiast.

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Five must-see camps for big cat safaris in Africa

This beautiful, wooded park gives you the best opportunity for seeing lion on foot. However, you must observe caution and do this at a safe distance. Since the park’s lion share the habitat with a large population of leopards, you should be able to see them during the day. Some of the best camps to visit include Tafika, Puku Ridge, Tena Tana and Kuyenda.

Duba in Botswana

Five must-see camps for big cat safaris in Africa

Botswana is perhaps the country with the biggest lions and Duba is no exception. The most unusual thing about Duba is that the lion hunt by day, affording visitors the unique experience of watching the hunt in action. Without any access to the road for most of the year, Duba is a 65,000-acre concession that’s a home for National Geographic explorers and filmmakers.

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Five must-see camps for big cat safaris in Africa

Situated in Kenya, this is perhaps the greatest place of ‘animal real estate’ in Africa because of its famous pride of lions which made the BBC’s film ‘The Big Cat Diary’ so well-known. Apart from that, it’s where Disney Studios filmed ‘African Cats’. It’s one of the best camps worth visiting to see the big cats of Africa.

Mundulea Reserve

Five must-see camps for big cat safaris in Africa

Covered in rugged hills, seemingly endless bush and sparse plains, Mundulea Reserve in Namibia may be on a par with other ‘big cat’ locations. However, Mundulea’s exceptional guide is what differentiates it. Under this guidance, you are more likely to see leopard, a herd of eland and glimpse some rhino.

Ruaha National Park in Tanzania

Five must-see camps for big cat safaris in Africa

Ruaha is Tanzania’s largest national park and with an addition of the Usangu Game Reserve and other important wetlands to the park in 2008, its size has increased to about 20,226 square kilometres (7,809 square miles), making it the largest park in Tanzania and East Africa. It has Africa’s second largest population of lion and accounts for 10 percent of the world’s lion population.


Why travel with us?

Recent reviews from travellers who planned and booked their Africa trips with Discover Africa Safaris
Megan planned a great progression of experiences for newbies to Zambia.

2-Week Zambia Safari Review

Pam, United States
15 Jun 2023
Their empathic, expert planning delivered a safari to us that truly made...

Okavango Delta, Chobe and Victoria Falls holiday review

Gert Kotze, South Africa
23 Aug 2022
Megan Warrington was as personable as she was helpful and efficient.

Cape to Kruger to Botswana Review

David Mather, United States
18 Aug 2022
It was very smooth and organized.

African Experience Review

Jane N, United States
04 Feb 2019
Perfectly tailormade tour taking all our wishes and requests into consideration.

Namibia and Botswana Review

Henrik Wetterstrand, Sweden
05 Apr 2018
Had a wedding anniversary holiday with our family - Discover Africa delivered...

Wedding Anniversary Safari

Wood Party, United Kingdom
02 Oct 2017
Copyright © Discover Africa Safaris | Five must-see camps for big cat safaris in Africa | Last Updated: 30 January 2024