There’s nothing that comes close to that trilling feeling when you unexpectedly spot an animal in the wild. It is something you get to remember forever. Holidays which focus on observing the wildlife are becoming more popular and it is definitely something you should go with if you love animals. It is a great way to go back to the nature and get away from the city life and all the noise. We have come up with 7 fabulous wildlife safari ideas you can consider for you next holiday:
Tigers are among the most dangerous and most endangered species in the world. This means that a tiger watching holiday is one of the most special wildlife safari experiences you can opt for. India is the country that puts a lot of effort into preserving its remaining tigers. There are more than 30 reserves in India you can visit if you want to observe tigers. There are also many national parks where you can find tigers in Nepal. Located in Bangladesh (62%) and India (38%), the Sundarbans- the largest mangrove forest in the world is the place you can spot royal Bengal tiger. Visiting Nepal’s national parks such as Chitwan and Bardia is a great choice as well.
Another great wildlife safari experience you can have is watching huge whales breaching the ocean’s surface and disappearing once again to the ocean depths. Whale watching is an activity more and more people opt for and there are boats operating wherever the whales are. There are great whale watching holidays in Norway, Iceland and Italy. All of these are, of course, run responsibly, ensuring that you do not disturb these enormous creatures while taking photos.
Observing gorillas is described as one of the most life-changing wildlife safari experiences. A large number of people today decide to go and be face-to-face with wild gorillas. One of the biggest reasons for this is their intimidating look combined with their very gentle nature. There are many great destination you can choose which will offer you a chance to see these amazing creatures. There are forests in Uganda and Rwanda which are full of gorillas you can track.
Big Five Safaris
African countries are considered to be some of the best wildlife safari destinations in the world. You can visit a jeep safari in eastern Africa or follow the Great Migration across the savannah. Some of these safaris will even allow you to step out of the vehicle and go for a walk accompanied by an expert guide. Visiting these safaris will give you a chance to see the big five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, black rhino) in their natural habitat. Of course, there are many other animals you might come across such as zebras, hyenas and hippos in an African wildlife safari.
Watching orangutans is something that can be found on many travelers’ bucket lists. Widespread deforestation has reduced the natural habitat of these species to just a tiny fraction of what it used to be, resulting in orangutans being labeled as endangered species. Of course, that is why it is important to ensure that responsible tourism contributes their conservation. There are places in Borneo you can visit if you want to observe these magical creatures.
Galapagos is one of the most biologically adverse places and among the top wildlife safari destinations in the whole world and if you are a real wildlife enthusiast, you simply have to visit it. It is the place where Charles Darwin started working on his theory of evolution and it is easy to see why. There are many birds and animals that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Also, what makes this place completely different from any other is that animals are completely unafraid of humans, which means you are guaranteed to have a great time.
Grizzly Bear Tracking
Grizzly bears are considered to be a threatened species which means they are likely to become endangered quite soon. Luckily, there are many grizzly bears in the Rocky Mountains which mean spotting them shouldn’t be too difficult. If you choose the right time to visit the Rockies, you might just be able to see some little bear cubs out to play. When going to a trip like this, it is necessary to pack some good walking boots and a waterproof jacket. Checking out trail cameras is also a good idea.
Since most of the animals you will get to see are considered endangered, make sure you minimize your environment impact while on a wildlife safari. Also, you can donate money to help support various animal conservation projects