7 Destinations Every Wildlife-Lover Must Visit


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Want to see rare exotic animals in the wild? There are so many great places in the world to go wildlife-spotting. Below are 7 of the top destinations where you’ll see some of the most exciting and diverse animals. 

Maasai Mara, Kenya 

If you’re looking for the ultimate African wildlife safari, Kenya is the place to go. This country is home to many impressive national parks sporting all kinds of wildlife. Arguably the best national park for seeing wildlife however in Maasai Mara, where you can see lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebras and more. 

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park in South Africa is another fantastic place to book an African safari trip. Here, you’ll find many of Africa’s big cats including lions, cheetahs, leopards and caracals. It’s also home to elephants, giraffes, rhinos, buffalo and other famous African mammals. Take your time to explore the many different tour options.

Northern Borneo, Malaysia

Northern Borneo is one of the few places in the world where you can see orangutans in the wild. There are several tours that you can take to spot one of these rare apes. If you don’t get lucky, you can always visit the orangutan rehabilitation centre in Sepilok and see orphaned orangutans here. Of course, orangutans aren’t the only wildlife in Northern Borneo - look out for elephants, rhinos, tigers, monkeys and leopards here too. 

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is known for being the largest reef in the world. It is home to a diverse range of marine animals including turtles, clownfish and manta rays. There are many places across the coast of Queensland that you can book a Great Barrier Reef tour from. These Hamilton Island holiday rentals could be one option worth looking into if you like the idea of staying somewhere luxurious. 

Blue Corner, Palau

Blue corner in Palau is one of the top dive sites in the world. It’s home to all kinds of marine wildlife ranging from turtles to sharks. It’s also got some impressive colourful coral reefs. While in Palau also check out Jellyfish Lake - a lake that contains literally millions of jellyfish!

The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands are located off the coast of Ecuador and are known for their range of bizarre endemic species. Some of these animals include giant tortoises, marine iguanas and even penguins (despite being located on the equator). The island is known for having no natural predators and was where Darwin came up with this theory of evolution. Take a Galapagos Islands cruise or take a guided tour by foot. 

The Amazon Rainforest, Brazil

The Amazon Rainforest stretches across several countries in South America, however it is in Brazil where you will find the most fascinating wildlife. From giant anacondas to howler monkeys, there are all kinds of unique creatures to be found here. As much as 10% of the world’s wildlife is believed to be found in the rainforest. Guided wildlife tours by river or by foot can help you to track down the rarest and most exciting creatures. 


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