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5 of the best wildlife holidays around the world


Floating over the Serengeti

The Serengeti is home to the oldest and largest wildlife migration in the entire world; the wildebeest migration. Head on over to the Serengeti between July and October for one of the world’s most primal show of survival and selection. For the full experience, make accommodation reservations early and go on a safari through the national park. Safari picBetter still, get a hot air balloon and get to see the migration from a bird’s eye view. Experience the struggle these beautiful beasts go through as they try to survive lions and crocodiles and protect their young ones through to the other side of the Serengeti. The balloon rides start early in the morning, allowing you clear unobstructed views of the wildlife just before it touches down. Depending on your level of indulgence, you can get to eat a sumptuous breakfast right in the wild after your balloon ride, and then head back to camp in a comfortable safari truck.

Whale Watching in Sri Lanka

One of the best places in the world to go whale and dolphin watching is Sri Lanka. This beautiful country offers you sights of the blue whales and the humpback whales while dolphins put on shows all around. Perfect locations for whale watching would be Trincomalee and Dondra Point which you can access through Mirissa, Galle and Hikkaduwa. For the dolphin watchers, head out to Kalpitiya sea which is abundant with dolphins. The best time for Sri Lanka holidays and whale watching is between October and April.

Safari in Namibia

Namibia is a beautiful place to go especially if you are into the desert experience. The Namib Desert is a dwelling place for the most beautiful sceneries as the sun rays hit the thick desert sands. The sand dunes here are also a spectacular site and iconic when on a luxury Namibia safari. The wildlife experience available in the desert is surprisingly large for such a dry place, with fascinating wildlife such as the desert elephant, lions and the black rhinos on display.

Bird Watching in Goa, India

Goa is best known for bird watching especially between October to May. If you love birds, this is definitely the trip for you. Travel to Socorro plateau and get to see forest birds like the Black hooded roils, White checked Barbets, and Blue tailed Bee-eaters, Golden mantled leaf birds and so on. These are all a sight to behold especially if found in their natural habitat. The Pilerne Lake and Paithona stream are famous for viewing Pied Kingfishers, Bronze winged Jacanas, Wolly necked Storks as well as the Indian Rollers and Marsh Harriers among others. Bondla on the other hand grants you elusive birds like the Malabar Grey hornbill, White ramped Sharma, Malabar Trogon among others. For night bird watchers, watch out for the Nightjar in Socorro. These fascinating birds just land on the ground and sit still until you are real close.

Gorilla Trekking in Africa

There are some rare species of gorillas in Africa. If you are a gorilla lover, then you need to go on a gorilla trekking safari through thick forests of Bwindi National Park in Uganda and high placed bush forests in Rwanda. In the process, get to encounter golden monkeys in Gahinga and Muhavuru volcanoes and the lowland gorillas in Odzala- Kokoua National park in Congo.

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