Getting close to wild animals is always a unique experience. That is why wildlife and safari holidays are so popular. Watching wild animals playing, feeding and interacting with their surroundings is a perfect way to escape from the busy life and get back to nature. And if you are someone who loves observing wild animals, you surely will love to have one or more of the following 8 amazing wildlife breaks around the world:
Safari in Kenya
Kenya is one of the top safari or wildlife holiday destinations around the world. According to Lonely Planet the top safari destinations in Kenya include Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Tsavo National Parks, Amboseli National Park, Kakamega Forest, Meru National Park, Aberdare National Park, Marsabit National Park and Nairobi National Park. All these safari destinations boast of amazing collection of wildlife and excellent unspoilt, natural surroundings to give tourists the perfect environment to watch wildlife.
Tigers in India
Watching the royal Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans, located in India and Bangladesh, can be the most exciting experience of your lifetime – and is a great inclusion in a trip to India. With wild tigers becoming extinct in many areas, this can be an experience that might soon disappear. Throughout India there are some 48 tiger reserves that you can explore to watch some of the rare species of Tigers. Sundarbans Tiger Reserve and Buxa Tiger Reserve are two of the most popular tiger reserves to watch Royal Bangle Tigers.
Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
Getting close to a wild gorilla can surely be one of the most exciting and unique wildlife experiences of lifetime. To have such an exciting experience, the best thing to do is going gorilla tracking in Uganda as Uganda boasts of some of the most renowned gorilla tracking locations in the world. Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is surely among the best place to have this experience.
Big Five Safari in Africa
The big five safari is named after the big five animals (leopard, lion, black rhino elephant, buffalo) found in Africa. The safari experiences in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia, are regarded as the most varied of wildlife experiences on earth. Tourists can expect to see hippos, hyenas and zebra as well in these safari destinations.
Polar Bears in the Arctic
A Polar Bear watching holiday in the arctic is another unique yet exciting wildlife holiday activity. Whilst the arctic is not one of the most hospitable climates, going to see Polar Bears in their natural habitat would be a trip of a lifetime. However due to climate change and global warming, this experience may not be there to enjoy in the future.
Galapagos Islands are one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world and paying a visit to these islands is a sure thing to do for any wildlife enthusiast. The animals and birds found in these islands are absolutely unafraid of humans, making a visit to these islands a wildlife experience like no other.
The frozen continent of Antarctica boasts of a unique and wonderful collection of wildlife. Although the whole of Antarctica is officially uninhabited by humans, it is the ideal climate for animals and birds such as penguins, seals, and albatrosses.
The Great Migration
Every year, the great migration in Tanzania occurs as over 1.5-million Wildebeest, 400,000 Zebra and 200,000 Gazelles make the journey from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara. This makes it one of the most spectacular natural events on the planet and yet is entirely unpredictable, as Wildebeest herds have no natural leader, so herds break up and weave across the landscape.
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