Big 5 Safari

Big 5 Safari is an African-themed online slot by Nektan. The "Big 5" is a phrase that was invented by African hunters to signify the five most dangerous and difficult animals to track and hunt on foot, and these days, holiday companies and safari tour operators offer people the chance to see lions, rhinoceroses, leopards, elephants, and buffalo up close and personal on a Big 5 Safari.

Luckily, you don't have to step outside your own front door to see these five noble creatures when you play this fascinating nature-themed slot – just jump in Nektan's virtual jeep and let the adventure commence! On your travels through the African plains, you'll encounter symbols that can pay out up to two thousand times your bet, as well as sticky wilds, free spins, and a bonus game where you get to photograph the animals in return for cash.

More about the Software Provider

Nektan is a mobile-first casino operator that manages a network of online casinos including Pocket Vegas and Samba Slots. The company also creates online slots, and you'll find every single title in the Nektan slots catalogue here at Samba Slots.

Whether you're looking for budget-friendly slot games or games with free spins bonuses, wild symbols, and fun themes, there's bound to be a Nektan slot that you'll love. You can enjoy adventure-themed games like Cave Raiders HD, Gunslinger's Gold, and Plucky Pirates, fantasy-themed slots like Troll's Tale and Heroic: Eye of the Dragon, oriental slot games such as Dragon's Dynasty, and many more.

Appearance and Sound Effects

Big 5 Safari is one of the most graphically impressive of all of Nektan's slot games. It takes you to the heart of Africa to the vast expanse known as the Savannah. Your safari jeep is waiting on the right-hand side with its rear wheel acting as the Spin button. The stunning view is made even more realistic by the dramatic skyline which includes clouds that roll past you from right-to-left. The soundtrack consists of sounds of animals and birds accompanied by African drums.
The paytable symbols include "The Big 5" – a rhino, a lion, a leopard, a buffalo, and an elephant – as well as a jeep, a zebra, a gazelle, a compass, and four playing card symbols (J, Q, K, and A).

Bonuses and Special Features

In Big 5 Safari, the Zebra is the wild symbol, and it can help you score cash prizes by substituting for other symbols in the game except for the Compass and the Gazelle. However, there's also a Sticky Wild which is represented by the

Gazelle, and whenever it appears three or more times on the reels, it jumps onto adjacent symbols and turns them into sticky wilds which remain in place for a randomly-determined number of spins.

To trigger the Free Spins Feature, you need three scatter symbols (N.B., the Compass) anywhere in view. As the landscape alters to show the Savannah by night, you get to take six free spins.

Finally, there's a Bonus Game which is initiated by three Jeep symbols. In the Bonus, you choose which photographs of the animals you wish to develop in return for instant cash prizes.


Big 5 Safari uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and twenty fixed paylines, and has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 95.01%. The game lets you create winning combos using matching symbols in succession from the leftmost reel to the rightmost reel.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-optimised game controls when played on mobile devices.

Our Verdict

Head out into the beautiful Savannah to capture some of nature's most magnificent creatures on film, and Big 5 Safari could reward you with up to two thousand times your bet. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for sticky wilds and free spins on your travels, because these could also help you make a roaring success of your playing experience!