There’s an increasing amount of wildlife viewing trips advertised to locations all over the world, driving a heightened interest in nature travel. For a lot of people, viewing wildlife in their natural environment is among the most uplifting and rewarding travel experiences available.
This is my top ten wildlife viewing travel list available to ordinary travelers.
One of the most memorable experiences in many people’s lives is spending an hour with a bunch of mountain gorillas, only accessible in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.
3. Polar Wildlife in the Antarctic Peninsula
View the famous polar fauna of whales, seals, penguins and other bird-life (especially the towering albatrosses) in the least accessible and emptiest of the seven continents using a comfortable cruise on an ice-breaker.
See brown and black bears fatten up for the winter sleep, gorging on spawning salmon in the cascading rivers of Canada and Alaska.
5. Galapagos Islands
View the location of Charles Darwin’s famous study into evolution in a living laboratory of volcanic islands. See the famous giant tortoises, extensive and unusual bird-life and the several other creatures that have adapted to the requirements of the Galapagos Islands.
Snorkel and watch the largest living creature on our planet cruise sedately through the warm waters of Ningaloo Reef off the west coast of Australia.
7. Polar Bears in the Arctic
Becoming endangered with our warming planet, visit the antics of our largest land carnivores and their kids await the freezing of the sea ice off Churchill in north-eastern Canada.
Though elusive, the elegant Bengal Tigers can be found in several of reserves across India. Once searched by the maharajahs and their guests almost to extinction, they are currently protected.
9. Orang-Utans of Borneo
In the east of the island of Borneo, experience the creature that many scientists believe the smartest of all our wildlife.
Geologically different as an island for so long, Madagascar provides a selection of unique and unusual animals highlighted by the assortment of lively lemurs and colorful chameleons.
Seeing wildlife in their natural habitat is one of the great privileges of travel. Love and learn about these majestic creatures and birds in some of the most beautiful locations in the world.