No experience comes closer to watching wild animals in their own natural setting. Watching wild animals interacting and playing with each other, feeding in natural surroundings is always a perfect way to escape from our busy life and get back to nature. These days, wildlife viewing experiences are not limited to just watching wild animals. You can expect to enjoy quality luxury accommodation and other facilities in most wildlife safari destinations around the world. The big dilemma is selecting the right destination as the options are endless. So, I have done some research to find 5 best wildlife viewing experiences you can have around the world.
Everybody cherishes to watch tigers in jungles. There are still a good number of places around the world where you can spot this fierce cat. India is one of the best places to spot wild tigers as it’s the 7th largest country in the world that boasts having 39 tiger reserves and most of which have different species of tigers. According to 2014 statistics, there are 2226 tigers in India. On the other hand, Bangladesh and Nepal have 440 and 250 tigers respectively. The Great Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest on earth, spanning across Bangladesh and India, is one of the best places to see wild tigers. Some of India’s best tiger reserves include Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh/ Maharashtra borders, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve and Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, and Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra.
Leopard Viewing in Sri Lanka
The Yala National Park of Sri Lanka has the largest concentration of Leopard. Watching Leopard in Yala is in fact one of the best things to do in Sri Lanka. If you want to see this deadly creature, there is no better place than Yala National Park. There are around 25 other national parks and nature reserves in Sri Lanka. Apart from Yala, Wilpattu National Park, Horton Plains National Park, Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve, Wasgomuwa National Park and Uda Walawe National Park are great wildlife safari destinations where you can expect to spot a wide variety of wild animals and birds in their own natural surroundings.
If you want to see some of the most rare and diverse creatures on earth, one of the finest places to go is Galapagos Islands. This archipelago is the place where Charles Darwin formed his theory of Evolution. You can expect to see animals and birds that are distinct to the world’s foremost destination for wildlife-viewing. The most fascinating and interesting fact about animals of Galapagos Islands is that they are all unafraid of humans. That means you can go as close to them as you want and play with them.
A Big Five Safari In Africa
When we talk about wildlife safari, we mostly mean African Wildlife Safari. Yes, most African countries offer diverse wildlife experiences. And the Big Five (buffalo, leopard, lion, elephant, black rhino) safari is one of the best options when going for an African safari. African countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa are some of the best places where you can see these Big Five. Witnessing the great migration in Kenya is another popular experience you can have beside a Big Five Safari.
Seeing a gigantic blue whale on ocean’s surface is always a unique experience. These days, whale watching has become more popular than ever before and there are boat trips to areas that are frequented by whales. Sri Lanka is a popular destination with great places to spot whales and dolphins. But the most popular places to watch diverse species of whales are Newfoundland, Georgia Straight, B.C in Canada, Newport Beach in California, Juneau in Alaska and Reykjavik in Iceland.