From wild zebras in Africa to tigers in India
and wolves in Quebec, here are great places
to get your fill of nature for adventure tour.
opportunities to see large numbers of animals
in the wild than possibly any other spot in the
world. Both Serengeti National Park and
Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area are
famous for spotting the lions, elephants,
buffalos, leopards and rhinoceros. These five
animals are the most difficult in Africa to hunt
on foot, but now they refer to the animals
visitors most want to witness on a safari tour.
The Serengeti area also provides a unique
opportunity to watch animal migration in action.
It is one of the last great migratory systems intact
and there are few opportunities to see over a
million of any species, let alone just two, roam
Tigers are an animal many travelers would
love to see, but unfortunately, the endangered
species is increasingly rare. According to the
WWF, there are only approximately 3,200
wild tigers with the largest population, the
Bengal tiger, found primarily in India. Since
1993, the park has been considered a tiger
reserve so it has the highest density of tigers
in India, making it likely you’ll spot one
during your visit. A safari tour at the park
can be experienced one of two ways: via jeep
or on the back of an elephant. It should also
be noted that the best time to visit is from
mid-November to June.
Kangaroo IslandSouth Australia
Only 15 kilometres off the South Australian
mainland, Kangaroo Island is a great site for
seeing all kinds of animals, but two species in
particular: kangaroos and seals. One spot not
to miss is Seal Bay Conservation Park, located
on the island’s southern shore, where visitors
can observe Australian sea lions via the selfguided boardwalk or opt for beach access for
Park and PreserveSouthwestern Alaska,
One of the greatest locations in the Northern
hemisphere to observe animals is in the
Alaskan wilderness. While there are a great
variety of animals to be found in the
Southwest area of Alaska, visitors to Katmai
National Park and Preserve are usually on the
lookout for brown bears. Since there is no
road access to the King Salmon (the park
headquarters), visitors must fly into the park.
In addition to hiking tours, kayaking, and
observing the wildlife, Katmai National Park
is a very popular spot for sport fishing.
Parc OmegaMontebello, Quebec,
Canada’s landscape provides ample wildlife
viewing, the park is located in Montebello, about
132 km from Montreal and only 81 km from
Ottawa, making it a great stop for visitors to
either region who’d like to see some Canadian
wildlife. From the safety of a vehicle, visitors will
see bison, elk, black bears, red deer, and both
timber and arctic wolves. The park also provides
walking and hiking trails that are protected and
only contain non-aggressive animals.
With only 850 mountain gorillas presently
inhabiting the world, it’s amazing that 300 of
them live in a country as small as the state of
Maryland. High in the mountains of Volcans
National Park in Rwanda, 18 mountain gorilla
groups reside, 10 of which can be visited by
tourists. Another thing to take into consideration:
since groups range in their location, visiting one
group might only take a short walk through a
forest, but another group might be saddled with
an hour and a half trek through dense growth.
Osa Peninsula &
Few places are both accessible and filled with tropical wildlife, so
Costa Rica is an easy bet for some great wildlife sightings,
especially if you are traveling from North or South America. The
Osa Peninsula, located on the Pacific side of the country, is one of
the few places to spot the Scarlet Macaw in the wild. Bordering the
Caribbean Sea, Tortuguero National Park is located near Costa
Rica’s northeast border with Nicaragua. Members described
exploring the canals into the park by boat, from which they were
able to spot toucans, monkeys, sloths and other animals. Another
recommendation is to take a guided walking tour at night.
Punta TomboChubut Province,
Along with the majestic nature that visitors can
experience while visiting Patagonia, there are
some unique opportunities to see animals.
Punta Tombo, located on the Argentine Sea in
Chubut Province, is the best place to see
Patagonia. With more than a million and a half
Magellan Penguins arriving to Punta Tombo
every year to breed, you are bound to see quite
a few! Though the first penguins arrive in
September and stay at Punta Tombo until midMarch, the recommended time to visit for
optimal viewing is after November once the
babies are born.
Encompassing 2-million hectares and straddling two
different regions of South Africa, Kruger National Park
is one of the most famous places in the world to see
wildlife tour. It is also one of the best locales for
spotting the “Big Five:” lions, elephants, buffalos,
leopards, and rhinoceros. One unique aspect of
Kruger National Park is that it’s a self-drive game park,
meaning visitors can pick up clearly illustrated maps at
every entrance to the park and navigate for
themselves, taking their time and stopping whenever
they want. However, if you want a guided tour, there
are game walks and drives, hikes, and even mountain
bike routes for exploring the park.
Hol Chan Marine
Only a short 20-minute boat ride from Ambergris
Caye, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is one of
the best places to snorkel in all of the
Caribbean. Numerous snorkel and scuba
aficionados remark that it is incredibly rare to
see such a variety of wild fish in such shallow
water, since most of the reserve is only 6 to 10
feet deep. Groupers, angelfish, and even eagle
rays can be spotted regularly in this area. Within
Hol Chan Marine Reserve there is an area
called Shark Ray Alley famous for its number of
nurse sharks in the shallow 8-foot water.
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