One of the best trips you will ever take in your life is one that allows you to see wildlife up close and in their natural habitat. Wildlife travel will allow you to see ‘The Lion King’ cast for real in Africa. You have the opportunity to see the majestic elephants up close and Marvel at how huge this animal really is. You get to see the lion watch over its kingdom, while the playful cubs’ do all they can, to get its attention.
So what are some of the best travel destinations for an opportunity to interact with wildlife?
Addo Elephant Park In South Africa
If you take a tour in the Savanna, you are very likely to see the African elephants. However, if you want an up-close encounter with them, you should visit the Addo Elephant Park in South Africa.You get a front-row seat next to the watering hole so that you can appreciate how fantastic and magnificent the elephant truly is. You will also get to see so many other animals including elands, mongoose, and meerkats among others.
Guyana In South America
Guyana has an abundance of wildlife with more than 900 bird species, 225 mammal species, 880 reptile species, and more than 65,000 types of plants and trees. Guyana or the ‘land of giants is the place to spot animals such as jaguars, Arapaima, Harpy Eagle, Giant River Otter, and Capybara, among others. You will get to understand how a community-run wildlife tour shows how tourism can help preserve a remote rainforest.
Kanha Tiger Reserve In India
The tiger is an endangered species and you are therefore not very likely to see one in the wild. You, however, have the opportunity for an encounter with one at the Kanha tiger reserve in India. You will also get to see other endangered species such as the swamp deer. The area is rich in wildlife and is the basis for Kipling’s Jungle Book. Other wildlife you will get to see include sloth tigers, Bengal tigers, Indian wolf, jackals and leopards, among others.
Serengeti In Tanzania
Serengeti in Tanzania is one of the best places to see different kinds of Wildlife. One of the biggest tourist attractions is the wildebeest migration. Imagine seeing the massive herd of over two million wildebeest in motion. Other animals you can expect to see include the gazelle, zebras, cheetahs, crocodiles, lions among others.
Corcovado National Park In Costa Rica
If you love camping in the wild, make it a point to visit Corcovado national park in Costa Rica. You get to see wet forests, mangrove swamps, cloud forests among others. You are also likely to bump into at least four species of Native monkeys, more than 100 different kinds of butterflies, and over 400 bird species. Four out of seven species of sea turtles will also lay their eggs at the park’s beaches.
Seeing wildlife in real life is something everyone should experience in their lifetime. It makes it even better if you get to see them in their natural habitat. Draw up your travel destination bucket list with some of the places we have highlighted above.