Are you a keen wildlife enthusiast? Are you constantly glued to watching the best of animal and wildlife on your TV or laptop screens? And do you hope to be present there to experience the thrill of being in a forest? Then what better way then actually planning a trip to a wildlife destination. There is a definitely better thrill in watching the animals in their natural habitat. Be it big cats or marine animals, you can choose your thrill and plan a trip to a wildlife destination. Some places take you on leopard spotting safaris while there are some facilities that let you swim along with the whales. Ticks your wildlife adrenaline already? As March 3 is celebrated as World Wildlife Day everywhere. Thus we give you some of the best wildlife destinations around the world.
Planning a trip to a wildlife destination can get tricky. You need to research well about the best time to visit because not all animals will be visible throughout the year. Besides, it is necessary to get proper permissions and bookings whenever you are entering a wildlife zone. So it is better to start planning in advance. We give you some of the well-known wildlife destinations around the world to experience the best of wildlife. Khajjiar, The ‘Mini Switzerland of India’, Know All About Exploring This Little Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh.
Best Wildlife Destinations Around The World
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Maasai Mara (Photo Credits: Pixabay)
Africa is a good place to embark on wildlife adventures if you absolutely love safaris. Maasai Mara in Kenya and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania are both amazing places to catch up on wild animals. Leopards, lions, elephants, rhinos and giraffes can be seen in this forest area. If you visit around July and August, it is the time when animals migrate from one place to another so there are chances of seeing not 1 or 2 but herds of animals going together.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos islands (Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons)
Located off the west coast of South America, the Galápagos Islands are noted as a home to a lot of endemic species. Due to its topography, a lot of species adapted and survived here. The Galapagos Tortoise which lives on for more than 150 years is one of the best-known species from here. Galapagos National Park is the most established National Park in the entire Ecuador. If you like the iguana or want to see it once, then you need to visit here to observe it in their natural habitat. Geckos, iguanas, lava lizards, and other reptiles are seen here frequently. You can also watch the sea mammals like whales, dolphins and sea lions.
Pantanal is a part of the world’s largest tropical wetland area located in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. It has a lot of wildlife and one can take a ride along the river cruises. It has a rich variety of wildlife and plants. You can spot both the diversity in river waters and along the forest covered areas. Jaguars, monkeys, greater rheas, piranhas, otters can be seen here. And with a dense forest cover, there are also a lot of birds that you can see. You can also spot the endangered South American tapir and the giant anteater. It is best to go during the dry season from May to September.
Kanha National Park, India
Located in central India in the state of Madhya Pradesh, The Kanha forest reserve is known for spotting the Royal Bengal Tigers. It is the largest park in the Central part of India and it has a significant population of Royal Bengal Tigers and Leopards. You can also spot the sloth bear, wild dog, swamp deers, jackals here. More commonly seen animals here are sambar, spotted deer, barking deer and a recent discovery of the mouse deer. It may not match up to some international wildlife parks but it is a good place to visit if you want to visit in India itself. It is closed from the months of July to October.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Great barrier reef (Photo Credits: Pixabay)
One must pay a visit to the world’s most diverse ecosystem that harbours in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. You could stay here for days and days together and still have something left to see. Best for its underwater adventures, you can not just explore the beautiful coral reefs but also swim along the whale sharks. It is an exhilarating experience which will indeed be etched on your mind. There are a few places which offer this experience and it is expensive but swimming deep underwaters with the whale sharks, it is going to be worth it. The peak time for tourism is from April to November.
These are some of the places around the world known for wildlife tourism.