If you love exploring the wildlife of exotic and diverse destinations, these are some of the best parts of the world you can visit. Anyone who truly loves to travel and explore probably has these 9 destinations on their bucket list.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
This might be the most famous of the planet’s animal menageries. Galapagos Islands are located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador and have been sheltered from the rest of the world for a very long time. That is why they have recently become a destination that attracts many people who want to explore the wildlife of the islands. These islands have some of the most unique animal species such as penguins, swimming vegetarian iguana, giant tortoises, and many more. This is a perfect destination for someone who wants to get close to the tropical wildlife of Ecuador fauna.
The Amazon Basin
About 40% of the area around the mighty Amazon River belongs to Brazil. The breathtakingly beautiful Amazon forests of this area extend all the way across several different countries including Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, and Columbia. This is where you can find eco-lodges, vibrant flora, and fauna and experience the Amazon wildlife in its full glory. The wildlife here is extremely diverse and with a help of a tour guide, you can explore the space they live in.
Borneo is the world’s third-largest island and it is part of the Malay Peninsula. This island is divided between Indonesia, Malaysia, and tiny Brunei. Here is where you can find Asia elephants and Sumatran rhinos. This island is also home to endangered species such as orangutans and sadly, they only have a few of them left. The list of species they have grows every year. As a matter of fact, it would be quite a challenge to count them all. The bird species alone are at a number of about 400. If you visit this island, you can choose to climb Mount Kinabalu, snorkel in the surrounding seas or watch the sea turtles.
Serengeti is more than just “endless plains” as that’s what its name means in the language of the Maasi. This destination is rich with swampland and beautiful forests waiting to be explored. Not only that, but Serengeti also has numerous national parks and preserves in Tanzania. This is where safari thrives. Being home to massive herds of wildebeest, gazelle, and zebra, this is a place worth visiting. They also have some of the largest predators out there such as leopards, lions, cheetahs, and crocodiles.
Sea of Cortez, Mexico
If you’re into exploring rich marine life, then the sea of Cortez in Mexico is a perfect destination for you. The sea is located between the Mexican mainland and the long peninsula of Baja California. This sea also has a wide variety of other species such as sharks, dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles, sea lions, and so on.
Jim Corbett National Park, India
There aren’t many destinations in the world where you can see tigers these days since they are in grave danger of extinction. Jim Corbett National Park is one of the very rare places where you still get to see these majestic animal species. If you visit this amazing National Park in India, you will be offered to stay overnight and get a guide who will walk you through the park and introduce many of its residents to you. Other than tigers, they also have herds of elephants, sloth bears, crocodiles, and about 600 species of birds.
Among many whale watching spots in Australia, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service especially recommend visiting Cape Solander. This is a perfect place for exciting whale watching adventures and many other activities for those who are simply in love with the sea. The best time of the year to come and see humpback and southern whales is around June and July as this is the time they migrate to warmer waters. Here, whales are known for coming as close as 200m to the coast. This amazing destination offers a lookout with a viewing platform where you can go whale watching.
Namibia is a place that provided sanctuary to many rhinos, both black and white over the past few years since they are rapidly being decimated by poachers. As one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves, Etosha National park is home to many animal species such as lions, giraffes, elephants, and rhinos, and the occasional cheetah or leopard. This place allows visitors to get a closer look at these beautiful animals and you definitely shouldn’t miss the opportunity to experience that.
The last one on the list is Churchill, Manitoba. It is a great place for those who would want to see Beluga whales. Plus, you also get to snorkel with them if you’re brave enough. You get to go on a tour to see the beautiful polar bears as well. Apart from these two majestic creatures, Churchill also offers a very rich flora. This place is home to both wet and dry tundra, boreal forest, wetlands, and creeks. This place offers exciting tours with guides where you can learn a lot about the flora and fauna of the place.
In conclusion, if you like going on adventures and exploring the diverse wildlife, then these 8 destinations are perfect for you.
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