When you live in a town or city in the Western world, you don’t get to experience too much wildlife- aside from maybe pests! Most of your viewing of wild animals will have come from tv and books, or the occasional trip to the zoo.
If you want to properly be able to appreciate wild animals and view them in their natural surroundings you will need to travel- here’s a rundown of some of the very best places in the world to be able to do this.
The Galapagos Island
The Galapagos Island is a haven for wildlife, there are even species that are unique to this location so aren’t found anywhere else in the world.
It’s thought of as one of the best places to view wildlife on Earth. This volcanic island actually belongs to Ecuador and is six hundred miles off the coast of South America.
It’s not the easiest location to get to since you can only fly there from a couple of different points, but well worth the travel for this truly spectacular, once in a lifetime trip.
Expect to see giant tortoises, unique species of iguanas, birds, penguins, seals and so much more. To get the very most of your visit, a Galapagos tour will take you to the best places and maximise your chances of seeing animals.
Seeing big cats in the wild is always going to be a thrilling experience, and in Nepal, you’re able to see stunning Bengal tigers.
There are now less than a few thousand of these animals in the wild, and the fact that they are so rare makes the experience even more special.
You’re able to book river cruises where you can see the tigers and watch their movements.
If you want to see some of the world’s most powerful mammals, then Africa is the place to go. Home to ‘the big five’ lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos you certainly won’t be disappointed if it’s impressive looking animal species you want to see.
Lots of countries in Africa offer safari experiences, it all depends on what kind of terrain you want to see and the types of animals you most want to encounter.
In the Serengeti you can see the epic migration of game: hundreds of thousands of zebras and up to a million wildebeest migrate across the park it’s truly a sight to behold.
Canada offers some impressive whale watching experiences, there are lots of different locations around the country where you can view these majestic creatures at different times of year.
But Nova Scotia is particularly good since there are multiple species you can observe from this point. Humpback whales, fin whales, right whales and long-finned pilot whales are examples of the types of species you’re able to see.
If you’re planning on booking a trip, make sure you look into the locations and times of year for whale watching to give you the best chances of spotting them.