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The world's top 5 places to see wildlife!

Go animal crackers, on trip that allows you to immerse yourself in the natural world. Here are our favourite places for really wild adventures…

 

1. Serengeti, Africa

For the archetypal Big Five safari, you can’t beat the Serengeti’s sweeping plains and stunning sunsets. Check in to some of Africa’s most fantastically situated lodges and look out for lion, leopard and strolling elephants, on early morning game drives across the wilderness. It’s less crowded than the Kruger and truly spectacular.

 

2. Pantanal, Brazil

Search out elusive jaguars in the empty Pantanal – a huge area of Brazil that makes up one third of the world’s wetlands. Though the Amazon Basin is better known, the Pantanal is a special place, with some incredible wildlife-viewing opportunites. Aside from these shy cats, you’ll find intriguing species such as giant otters and anteaters, caiman, ocelot and capuchin monkeys, as you traverse the landscape by foot, boat and horse.

 

3. Angangueo, Mexico

Small is beautiful in the stunning forests of Angangueo, where more than a million butterflies land on their annual migration from North America. Wander the forests on horseback and watch waterfalls of butterflies dripping from the trees. It’s a truly unforgettable sight and we’re one of the few tour operators to offer trips to see it.

 

4. Magdalena Island, Chile

Chile has some of the world’s most majestic landscapes – from lively cities to empty glaciers – but it also offers a surprising opportunity to see some of the globe’s cutest wildlife in their natural home. Amid the gigantic skies and barren landscape of the Strait of Magellan, there’s a colony of 150,000 penguins on an island barely one sq km in size. Wander the paths around the island and you’ll soon find that the residents are every bit as interested in you as you are in them.

 

5. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Only 80 permits per day are issued for trekkers in the misty forests of the Volcanoes National Park, in order to protect the endangered Silverback Mountain Gorillas that live here. Head out on a three-hour walk into their natural habitat and spend time with one of the colonies, while your experienced guide communicates with them to ensure they understand that you are no threat. You’ll also get to see the tiny, cheeky golden monkeys who live in the area – of which only 80 remain.

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