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Top 5 Wildlife Holidays

Where you can find best wildlife experiences

There is nothing you can compare to observing animals in the wild. The feeling is even better when you are not expecting it. Instead of visiting a zoo when you want to see some animals, you should think about going to some places which have been popular wildlife holiday destinations for quite some time now.

No matter how much time you have to spare, wildlife holiday is something you should opt for. On this list, you will find a lot of endangered species you will not be able to see anywhere else. So without further ado, let us take a look at top 5 wildlife holidays.

Wild animal in Africa

Nothing can compare to observing animals in the wild,
which is what makes wildlife holidays truly exciting adventures.

Tiger Safaris

When it comes to dangerous animals, tigers are one of the most endangered species. This means that watching tigers in their natural ambience is quite a rewarding experience. With its 30 reserves, India is one of the places you should think about visiting if you want to observe tigers.

Indian tiger in bush

As an endangered specie, tigers are hard to observe in nature,
but India is one of the places where you can see them in wild.

Alongside with India, Nepal is trying its best to conserve the remaining tigers. Nepal is using some innovative techniques within its national parks which all have one common goal – protecting tigers. Right because of this, India and Nepal are the right destinations you will want to visit if tigers are what you want to see.

Mum helping daughter set up a viewing camera outdoors

Bring your camers along to your wildlife holidays, not just to take photos, but to
use those powerful lenses and observe animals in the wild from a safe distance.

Whale Watching

Watching enormous whales breaching the ocean’s surface and disappearing in the water once again is not something you do not get to do so often. Whale watching is becoming more and more popular and if wildlife holiday is what you want, this activity might just be what you were looking for.

Humpback whale at play

It's one of the most fearsome sights in the sea - observing humpback whales
at play, displaying their impressive power and size.

There are many destinations you can check out if you want to see some whales. From Norway and Iceland to Italy there are so many destination places which guarantee you unique experience and many beautiful photographs.

Elephants at watering hole

Elephants are best observed froma distance, as they are very protective
of their family and herd and can quickly get temperamental if you're too close.

Gorilla Tracking

Many people describe gorilla tracking as one of the most life-changing experiences you might have on such a holiday. That is why many being face-to-face with a gorilla is on many people’s to do lists. Not only they behave so much like us but these creatures are huge and unexpectedly gentle. This is why gorilla tracking might just be the right wildlife holiday for you.

African gorillas in forest
African mountain gorillas are huge in size, but gentle in nature,
as long as you know what you're doing.

Africa is the right destination if you opt for observing gorillas. Some of the best places where you get to see gorillas are the forests of Rwanda and Uganda.

A deer in a forest at Autumn

If you go on wildlife holidays, be respectful of the wild animals you observe
and mindful of their sometime (to us) unusual behaviour.

Observing Grizzly Bears

Grizzly bears are a subtype of one of the eight remaining bear species in the world. Many other bear species are endangered but grizzly bears are not so spotting many of them should not be too much of a trouble. Watching such a huge and powerful creature surely is a unique experience, of course if you visit the right place and bring the right equipment.

Grizzly bear

Impressive in their size and even appearing slow, grizzly bears can be
surprisingly agile and fast, so keep your distance more than you think you should.

The best place where you can spend your holiday if you decide to observe grizzly bears are the Rocky Mountains in North America. Do not forget to bring binoculars, trail cameras and GPS system if you want to experience to be full.

Herd of wildebeest in African prairie

Wildebeest (in Afrikaans) is also known as gnu, looks like a bovine, but it's actually
a member of antelope family, where both male and female grow horns.

 

Big Five Safaris

Visiting an African safari is one of the most popular experiences of all wildlife enthusiasts. You can opt either for a classic safari experience or a self-drive holiday in one of the safaris. A big number of safaris in Africa gives you a chance to observe “The Big Five” (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, black rhino) but there are also some other animals such as hyenas, hippos and zebras.

Woman sitting on a jeep, observing an elephant at safari

Organized safaris will help you to get closer to wild animals,
something that you shouldn't practice on your own in the wild.

If you decide to visit a safari the countries you should think about travelling to are South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia.

Do not forget that there are rules in all of these places so make sure you check them out before you hit the road. Also, there are support campaigns for all of these destinations so if you get touched by the wildlife experience, make sure you check them out as well.

All above images courtesy of Creative Commons and Pixabay

Diana Smith

Author bio:

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys exploring new and exciting destinations with her family.

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