The majority of people on their first or second safari will most likely centre their attention on areas where there’s the best chance of seeing the Big Five. It’s only when you become a regular safari-goer that you try to focus on the more unique animals, which are often harder to find. I have lost count of the number of times that I have seen the Big Five. Of course, it’s incredible to see them, but there are plenty of obscure animals that I prefer to spot – serval, honey badger, brown hyena etc. However, my personal favourite is the African wild dog, sometimes referred to as the African painted dog.