The "Big 5" is the name given to the five animals one hopes to see on safari: African elephant, African buffalo, lion, leopard and black rhino. The term originated in the 1800's as denoting the five most dangerous animals in Africa to hunt. 1. Elephant with baby. 2. Closeup of the baby 'following in its mother's footsteps' 3. The Black Rhino was rather shy and stayed far away from the landrovers full of tourists hoping to shoot her picture. 4. A water buffalo in the early morning light. 5. We were told that there are only 20-50 leopards left on the Serengeti, so we should not get our hopes up of 'spotting' one. We came across this one contentedly munching on a young wildebeest he had killed and dragged some 10 metres up a nettle tree. 6. This lioness walked to within 8 feet of the open-windowed landrover in which I was seated. The guide just laughed when I started to roll up the window. But I swear she was eyeballing me and imagining me with a bearnaise sauce. See, she was even drooling. Thanks for looking.