This is a great time to choose something wild for your next vacation and what could be wilder than seeing animals in their natural habitats? This is a great way to forget about the stress of your day-to-day life and create memories that will last a lifetime. Here are three amazing wildlife destinations that you have to try!
India is a great place to experience the thrill of nature. It has more wild tigers than anywhere else in the world and 39 tiger sanctuaries. You can take safaris through the jungle in the comfort of a four-wheel drive vehicle or on the back of an elephant. You will get to see fascinating creatures like tigers, elephants, deer and many more. Be sure to keep an eye out for the smaller creatures like snakes, insects, and amphibians, as there are hundreds of different kinds to see on your journey. Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India, is one of the best places to go on safari and there are many parks that you can access. Rajasthan is also a good area to see tigers and there are luxury accommodations that you can stay at like palaces and glamorous tents.
Become part of The Great Migration through the Serengeti in Tanzania. You will be at one with nature when you join a luxury safari to watch Zebras and Wildebeests on their annual migration in search of food, water, and breeding grounds. There are also thousands of predatory animals that join them like lions, hyenas, and leopards. The birds also follow the migration to get their food from the droppings of the animals; you can expect to see flamingoes, predatory birds and even scavengers like vultures that clean everything up. You will be absolutely amazed as you watch the cycle of life unfold right in front of your eyes. The dates of the migration vary each year but early spring is usually a safe bet for your trip. Visit Tanzania Odyssey for more information.
The Galapagos Islands
Just off the coast of Ecuador, The Galapagos Islands are famous for being the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. There are several varieties of plants and animals that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. There are several ways to explore the diverse animals and their habitats on this archipelago of volcanic islands. You can join guided tours of the islands that include walking tours, diving tours, and cruises around the islands. Visit the giant tortoises that live on the islands that are over 100 years old and weigh close to 900 pounds. There are plenty of opportunities for bird watching as well and you can see birds like cormorants, albatross, or even a blue-footed booby. Be sure to visit Santa Cruz Island and go to the Charles Darwin Research Station and see how his work is still being continued today. The lava tubes are also located on Santa Cruz Island and these cave like structures are a fascinating sight for visitors. For tours and cruises of the Galapagos Islands visit Naturegalapagos.com.