The world is a beautiful place with a rich and diverse spectrum of wildlife. You can catch mind-boggling natural sights all over the planet, but there are undoubtedly some that rank way above the rest. Here are five of the world’s best wildlife experiences.
1. Big Five Safari in South Africa
Millions of people have ventured to Africa to witness the Big Five, a term given to the top safari animals to found here – lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos. While you can head to a few different places on this continent to catch sighting of all these creatures, Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the classics. During your stay, you’re almost guaranteed to see most or all of these species.
2. Whale Watching in Canada
Orcas (otherwise known as Killer Whales) are among the most intelligent and fascinating creatures to live in our planet’s oceans. If seeing them in the wild is one your bucket list, one of the best places you’ll find these beautiful animals gliding through the ocean is Canada.
Fly to Vancouver and hop on a tour that makes its way around Vancouver Island – the waters in this region are prime orca-spotting territory. Make sure you have your camera at the ready to take some shots of this unforgettable sight. It’s also possible to spot other species of whales around here, and pretty much any coastal area of Canada.
3. The Galapagos Islands
There isn’t just one species of animal that draws people to The Galapagos Islands – there are hundreds. This paradise for wildlife lovers is teeming with all kinds of animals to see – seals, iguanas, tortoises, penguins, hawks, and countless other intriguing bird species. Anyone who loves wildlife could spend weeks of end hopping between this group of 19 islands to catch sight of the vast array of animals here.
4. Penguins in Antarctica
While Antarctica isn’t one of the most accessible destinations in the world to visit, the chance to see hundreds of thousands of penguins waddling around the icy landscape is an allure in itself. And penguins or no penguins, just the fact you’ve visited one of the earth’s final frontiers gives you a bucket load of travel bragging rights.
To reach this beautiful land where you can get up-close to these gorgeous little animals, hop on a flight to Ushuaia, a town in the very far bottom corner of Argentina. From here you can get a cruise down to Antarctica (at a pretty hefty price, however) and be blown away by this region’s majesty.
5. Orangutans in Borneo
Native to the land of Borneo, the bright orange orangutan is one of the best reason to visit this gorgeous land. This is one of only two places where you can still find these creatures, and there are centres all over the country working to protect their habitat.
Responsible tourism must be practised here as the orangutans are endangered. We recommend staying somewhere like the Borneo Rainforest Lodge, which offers beautiful accommodation and guides that can help you spot these incredible creatures.
What would you add to this list of the world’s best wildlife experiences?