The Big Five
The name 'Big Five' comes from the times of the great white hunters, when these five animals were the most coveted trophies because they were the most difficult and dangerous to hunt on foot. Hunting was banned in Kenya in 1977 and has remained so ever since. But even today, the Big Five remain as the premium 'catches' for any traveller on safari. All of them can be found in Kenya's parks and reserves.