There are some great places around the world where you can see wild animals up close and personal. So which are the best exotic travel destinations to see animals in the wild? Let’s take a brief trip around the world to find out.
Top of the list for most visitors is a visit to the continent of Africa because you have the chance to see so many wild animals in their impressive natural setting and there are so many destinations you are spoilt for choice.
The Serengeti National Park
This national park in Tanzania is a good choice because you have a good chance of seeing some amazing animals including rhinos, lions and leopards. However Kenya and the Masai Mara National Reserve is an alternative option as well as the wildlife reserves in other African countries including Zambia , Botswana, South Africa , Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Many visitors take a safari in order to get close to the wild animals in their own natural setting and it is an awesome and unforgettable experience.
Jim Corbett National Park India
Tigers, elephants, sloths, leopards and crocodiles abound in this national park set in the foothills of the Himalayas. You can stay overnight in the park and take an adventure with a local guide to spot a wide variety of animals that most of us have only seen in the zoo or on TV.
The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are situated 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador and because of their remote location have become an untouched haven for many types of animals that no longer have any wild habitat elsewhere. Penguins, giant iguanas, tortoises and giant turtles as well as a variety of seabirds all live on the Galapagos in a type of harmony that is magical to witness.
The Madagascan Rainforest
There are six world heritage parks on the island of Madagascar and the area is home to a wild variety of wildlife thanks to its remote location. If you are interested in primates you will love Madagascar because they are more numerous here than any part of the world. There is also a sizable community of humpback whales that can be seen from the coast or up closer by booking a whale watching boat trip.
Corcovado Park Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a tropical paradise and visiting Corcovado national Park is a fantastic destination for wildlife watchers. The park is home to monkeys and over 400 species of exotic birds such as hummingbirds and scarlet macaws. and numerous exotic butterflies. Turtles use the beaches of Costa Rica to lay their eggs which can be witnessed by visitors.
So which are the best exotic travel destinations to see animals in the wild?
The best exotic travel destinations to see animals in the wild largely come down to your own interests and budget. However most people opt for African destinations because this continent is so impressive both in wildlife and scenery. Perhaps the answer is to do Africa first before working your way around the rest of the world on a wildlife trip of a lifetime!