Having a close encounter with wild animals in its natural habitat can be a rewarding experience.
Watching a whale frolicking on the beach, or a lioness play with her cubs and go about their daily routine is mesmerizing.
Close encounters with wildlife is not an everyday occurrence, however, visiting wildlife hotspots where animals are more tolerant of humans will greatly turn your wildlife expedition into an unforgettable experience.
Below is the top travel destination where you can see exotic animals.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
This island is 600 miles off the coast of Equador, and due to its minimal interaction with the outside world has turned it into one of the world’s best menageries.
There are unique species of delightful creatures inherent in this treasure island like the swimming vegetarian iguana, penguins, giant tortoise and much more.
You do not actually need a zoom lens to take a beautiful shot, scarcity of humans to this island has made the animals less weary and more accommodating.
Addo Elephant Park, South Africa
The sight of the biggest land animal is exquisite and can be spotted everywhere in the savanna.
But the Addo Elephant Park in South Africa offers a closer encounter.
A large herd led by a matriarch to a watering hole, or a massive tusker strolling across the savanna, is a thrilling experience.
The Addo Elephant Park is also a good place to spot red hartebeests, buffalos, elands, kudus, and the rare flightless Addo dung beetle.
Kanha Tiger Reserve, India
Sighting a tiger is a rare and thrilling wildlife experience, and one of the best places to see this magnificent and endangered big cat is at the Kanha Tiger Reserve.
The Kanha Tiger Reserve lies in the middle of India, and interestingly, most of the epic Jungle Book’s wildlife can be found here. The sloth bears, leopards, Bengal tigers, and Indian wolves.
The only place on the planet where you can see the endangered hard-ground barasingha is in Kanha.
The handsome swamp deer has been saved from extinction through successful conversational efforts in the park.
The Serengeti, Tanzania is a rich forest and swampland and home to several national parks and preserves in Tanzania.
If you are looking for a safari of a lifetime, then head over to the Serengeti, where over 2 million massive herds of wildebeest, half a million gazelle, and a quarter-million zebra will leave you astonished.
There is no fun in visiting a safari without spotting predators like lions, cheetahs, crocodiles, and leopards.
The sighting of giraffes and elephants adds more color to the surreal experience Serengeti offers adventurers.
Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
This is one of the country’s most exotic wildlife and biggest national park.
This paradise is located 70km from Hua Hin and has two campsites both strategically at the foot and the top of the mountain.
There is a variety of wildlife at the foot of the mountain including giant squirrels, dusky leaf monkeys, great pied hornbills and a multitude of bird species.
Interestingly, the campsite is visited by a Malayan porcupine and masked civets at night.
Kinabatangan River, Borneo
This is one of the few spots in Borneo where you can experience wildlife pretty close.
The forest on the river banks surrounded by the oil plantations is a sanctuary for a variety of wildlife.
The Kinabatangan River provides safe haven for the endangered Borneo Orangutans, probosci’s monkeys, and at least four species of hornbill fly that hovers.
Nocturnal creatures such as the Philippine slow lorises, Western tarsiers, the endangered flat-headed cats, and Borneo pygmy elephants claim ownership of the river at night.