There are of course lots of animals native to Great Britain, however, there are some animals which just can’t be found here other than in zoos. True lovers of wildlife prefer to see their favorite animals in their natural habitats and not locked up in cages. There are a lot of ways to observe these precious creatures of nature at their best in their own habitats. Here are some of the most incredible places to see animals in their natural habitats.
Traveling through the woodlands of Sweden is the perfect way to spot elks and beavers living peacefully in their natural habitats. The forests of Dalsland are the main attraction in Sweden, where visitors can go canoeing or hiking in order to spot these beautiful creatures. You can also camp here in a tipi tent! There is an abundance of moose in the region, so observing them closely is a certified experience.
Kenya, East Africa
With its wildlife protected by the East African Wildlife Society, a holiday to Kenya has a lot to offer for animal enthusiasts. A simple two-hour road drive from Nairobi airport takes travelers to the sylvan hills of Mount Kenya. Nearby is the Meru National Park – one of the most diverse wildlife parks in the worlds boasting attractions such as buffalos, elephants, lions, cheetahs, gerenuks, giraffes, zebras and oryx. Down south there is the Great Rift Valley near the Lake Nakuru National Park – a shallow lake that delivers nourishment for over two million flamingos – a sight of wonder for all bird lovers.
The Pantanal, Brazil
Being home to a huge number of native mammals, birds, and endangered species of primates, the Pantanal region in Brazil demands discovery. Travelers can simply cruise along the Pixaim River to observe the area’s countless riverine birds (kingfisher, tern, skimmers, etc.). Black and gold howler monkeys and their cousin species, the capuchin monkeys, are very common as well. Tourists can spend their days sightseeing along the Cuiabá River by a boat. The elusive jaguar is also a common sight.
Boasting wildlife Sanctuaries aplenty, India’s southern state Kerala is one of the most naturally gifted places on earth. Each sanctuary is different in what it has to offer over the year. Of all the sanctuaries, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady, Kerala is a must visit. It holds over 30 different mammal species and over 250 species of birds. The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary near the Agasthakoodam region in Kerala is ideal for lovers of Indian elephants, bears, leopards, sambhars and lots of other animals. This is a very romantic destination and is popular with honeymooners as there are companies which provide luxury holidays to Kerala, so you don’t have to compromise on comfort.
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is the best place in the world for nature lovers to experience the excitement of gorilla trekking. Travelers are advised to team up with a tour company to go trekking in a bid to spot the mountain gorilla in its glory. Once the travelers learn how to track them, they may even get to interact with them.
There is a different joy in observing animals in their natural habitats, a kind of joy that perhaps every wildlife lover craves for. This is why these places are a must visit for all wildlife enthusiasts.