When you first think of Africa what do you think of?... animals. And what animals do most people think of?... The Big 5. The Big 5 comes from hunters who came up with it. It stands for the 5 most dangerous animals to hunt. There animals are: leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo.
We saw all of these animals in just 3 hours. That's right,.... 3 hours!!
The "elusive" leopard is often a hard spot but a hyena made it easy for us by accidentally running into the leopard's territory. Then after realizing what he had just done came running back at top speed. The leopard came onto the road just to make sure the hyena was gone and on the way passed right by our car.
The rhino was another of the Big 5 that we thought we wouldn't see. Especially after our friend told us that her rhino spotting experience was of a man guarding a rhino 24/7 with an AK47 on him at all times (Madeleine).
So there you have it,.... THE BIG 5!