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5 Wildlife Destinations For Intrepid Travellers


07 August 2017

 

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Love nature and wildlife animals? Safari destinations should be in your bucket list! For 2017, safari specialists are looking east when it comes to immersing yourself in wilderness experience, in addition to the other must-visit African countries for the best safari destinations. For intrepid travellers, we recommend this year’s top five wildlife destinations for a breathtaking safari moment:


Zambia

Zambia

The southern African country is home to 20 national parks, the majestic Victoria Falls, and some of the most amazing wildlife of the continent. With new lodge openings popping up, improved access to the country, a joint visa with neighbouring Zimbabwe, and affordable rates, it’s hard to miss the opportunity to explore Zambia’s wilderness. The best parks can be found at the lower Zambezi, Liuwa Plain National Park, Kafue National, Livingstone, and South and North Luangwa.


 

Nepal

Nepal

When it comes to wildlife experience, Nepal’s biggest attractions would be the strikingly beautiful Bengal tigers, elephants, and Indian rhinos. Some of the wild attractions to visit include the Royal Tiger Safari Resort, Jungle Safari Lodge, Chitwan National Park, Tigerland Safari Resort, and Chitwan Jungle Safari. While you’re there, don’t forget to ride the elephants and check out Nepal’s many mountains, which are the highest in the world.


Siberia

Siberia

For those who’d prefer a colder climate, Siberia would be on the top of your list. Land of the gorgeous Siberian tigers, you’ll be taken to track the big cats. With only 400 of them left, you might be tasked with collecting data on their population (activities may vary depending on which safari trip group you sign up with). Play in the snow and be on the lookout for Amur Leopards in Russia’s Far East.


Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the proud owner of the world’s first reserve, Mihintale, which was created in the third century BC. For the last 2, 000 years, Sri Lankan royalty has preserved swathes of land as sanctuaries, making Sri Lanka somewhat of a ‘wild kingdom’. Some of the country’s must-visit wildlife national parks are Wilpattu National Park, Horton Plains National Park, Minneriya & Kaudulla National Parks, Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve, and Wasgomuwa National Park.


India

India

India’s wildlife experience will take you through the breathtaking scenery of the Himalayas and a chance to track unique wildlife, like snow leopards. Other amazing safari attractions in the country include Hemis National Park, Satpura National Park, Jim Corbett, Pench National Park, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Tadoba National Park, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and Sunderbans National Park.

 

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Written by Dayana Sobri

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