The African Big 5 – Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard – have always attracted attention but Africa’s beauty lies in its diversity. From the tall graceful giraffe down to the dainty suni (a small antelope no bigger than a poodle) there exists an incomparable spectrum of fauna that is waiting to amaze you. Besides the larger furry creatures there is an abundance of smaller insects, snakes, spiders, butterflies and other creatures. Although these seem insignificant, we can assure you that you will leave the African Game Lodges enlightened and intrigued as to how these smaller members fit into the dynamics of the large and intricate ecosystem and form an essential part in the web of life.Many of the African Game Lodges you will visit do provide their own animal checklists for guests, often emphasizing animals of special interest or endemic to their particular area.Please visit our Recommended Reading page to see what other books are available, so that you can get a feel for what awaits you on your African Safari.