Have you ever experienced the feeling of unexpectedly spotting an animal in its wild, natural habitat? These moments are breathtaking and inspiring, so wildlife holidays are nowadays becoming very popular. Visiting a beautiful part of land where the claws of urbanization have not yet scratched the surface is not just great, but rather the only way for people to get out of the everyday hustle and smell all the fragrances of nature.
decided for a wildlife holiday,
but do not know where
to go? This
is a list of great places
where you can find your own first
Manta Ray And Whale Shark Diving, Maldives
an archipelago and
an island country
in the Indian Ocean. The
country is situated on an
oceanic volcanic mountain range. Its outer edge plunge do depths of almost 4 km, and is the epitome of a tropical
paradise. There are 26 atolls,
separated by deep channels, that run from Add u a toll
in the South
to Haa Alifu in the north (over
800 nautical miles). One can choose
any time of the year
to dive with
manta rays and whale
sharks, but the best time
for it is from January
to April, during
the Northeast Monsoon season. It is when
whale sharks and
manta rays can be encountered on the western
side of the atolls.
During the Southeast Monsoon season, they
will be encountered near the eastern edge of the atolls.
Meeting The Gorillas, Rwanda or Uganda
The best time for visiting Uganda or Rwanda is in January and February, as well as from June to September (their two dry seasons). Of all non-human primates, mountain gorillas are the rarest (only 700 of them remain in the world) and the most majestic.
They can be found in the border area between the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Rwanda. It takes a half, or even a full day to find them with a guided gorilla tracking, and you may spend 1 hour with the gorillas once you found them. All the travel efforts are worth it.
Searching For Tigers, India
One of the last
remnants of wilderness in India is Ranthambore National Park. It contains a magnificent 10th century fort, and ruins of
mosques and temples. Besides of deer, crocodiles, antelope, and langur monkeys,
people mostly come to the Ranthambore (former
hunting ground for the maharajas) to see the
most majestic of them all
– Royal Bengal Tiger.
One must spend
several days of holiday on tiger tracking, so to increase the chances for an encounter with
the Bengal tigers.
Equip yourself with
some camouflage clothing, quality
trail cameras, and with lots
of patience. The best time
for seeing them
is in March, April and May, during the dry season when animals come out
in search of water.
Cage-Diving With The Great White, South Africa
Going into the shark-infested waters is no joke, but an extreme wildlife experience. These waters are just off the southern coast of South Africa. Gansbaai, a small fishing village east of Cape Town, is today the hub for professional divers and tour operators that specialize in providing this kind of encounter. The great white shark is one of the world’s ultimate predators, but there is no need to worry because the cages are secure and shark proof. The best time for setting off to cage-diving with great white sharks is from May to October.
Kayaking With Whales, Alaska or British Columbia
kayaking across the cool sea
water, and suddenly you hear a sound of a
humpback whale, blowing
as it slowly swims past
your kayak, or see a pod of orcas (killer whales). Isn’t it something? Just
you and these marvelous water creatures. The best places for kayaking with
humpback whales are near Glacier
BayNational Park (Alaska,), near Adolphus Point. And if you want to hang out
with the orcas,
then set your
course for JohnstoneStrait (the
northeast point of Vancouver Island). Whales are active
in the area and the days are long in the period between
May and September, but be prepared
lots of rain and unexpected showers.
These are only some of the possible destinations for you to enjoy a holiday among wildlife animals. Visit Antarctica (November-March) to see the magnificent king penguin colonies, seal colonies, albatrosses, and whales. You can find bisons and wolves during springtime (March-May) in YellowstoneNational Park, while the great migration of wildebeests can be observed in the Serengeti (Tanzania) in February and March.