The African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) is a very large herbivore with thick, almost hairless skin, a long, flexible, prehensile trunk, upper incisors forming long curved tusks of ivory, and large, fan-shaped ears. The Elephants are difficult because despite their large size, they are able to hide in tall grass and are more likely to charge than the other species.




The Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is considered the most dangerous of the big five, reportedly causing the most hunter deaths, with wounded animals reported to ambush and attack pursuers.

The Leopard (Panthera pardus) is a large, meat eating feline having either tawny fur with dark rosette-like markings or black fur. The Leopard is sometimes considered the most difficult of the big five to hunt because of their nocturnal and secretive nature. They are wary of humans and will take flight in the face of danger.





The Damara Springbok is a medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle, (Antidorcas marsupialis), of Southern Africa, noted for its habit of springing into the air when alarmed. They inhabit most of Namibia – the grasslands of the south, the Kalahari Desert to the east, and the dry riverbeds of the northern bushveld of the Windhoek region, as well as the harsh Namib Desert on the west coast. They also perform a ritual known as pronking from the Afrikaans meaning to boast or show off.


Kudu, Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Impala, Blesbok, Springbok, Steenbok, Grey Duiker, Klipspringer, Mountain Reedbuck, Bushpig, Nyala, Eland.