If you have never experienced the thrill of seeing wild animals in their natural habitat than you are missing out. Make this year the year that you travel into the wild and view these animals as they were meant to be seen. Be sure to take you camera and take some fabulous shots of these creatures that will make your friends drool with envy.
It is a totally unique experience to see elks and beavers in Sweden. Travel to the forests of Dalsland and take a guided tour where you can learn something about these magnificent creatures and spot them in their natural habitat. The elk (known as a moose in North America) is a magnificent creature and to see one in its natural environment is a truly magical experience. Watch the busy beavers build dams, cut down trees, and play in the water.
Experience the thrill of a safari in Zambia. There are nine national parks and they are all pretty far apart but you can travel easily between them by private plane. You can take guided walking tours, go for nighttime drives, and see animals like leopard, impala, giraffes, and lions in their natural environment. No trip to Zambia is complete without a trip to the world famous Victoria Falls. This massive waterfall has a height of 108 metres and it is located on the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Take a trip to Mirissa, Sri Lanka to experience the thrill of whale watching in Sri Lanka, a great summer sun destination. Keep your eyes peeled and you may spot Fin Whales,Bryde’s Whales, Sperm Whales,Killer Whales or Even Blue Whales. The Blue Whale is the largest creature known to man and although its population is increasing it is still on the endangered list. The boat ride can be pretty bumpy in the open water so if you experience motion sickness be sure to take medication before heading out. The season is from November to April so be sure to travel during these months.
Travel to Churchill, Canada to see polar bears in the wild. You can ride out on the tundra in a truck that has been customized for viewing the bears. The wheels alone are 5.5 feet tall so you can watch the bears in safety as these majestic creatures move around. Canada is a great country to visit, VIA Rail has trains that go to Churchill from Winnipeg or you can fly there as well. Fall is the best time for viewing and you will probably be able to catch a glimpse of the stunning northern lights as well.
Visit Victoria, Australia to see Platypus in the wild. The Platypus looks a bit like a cross between an otter and a duck and this egg-laying mammal can only be found in eastern Australia. You can travel by canoe to catch a glimpse of these adorable creatures in their natural habitat of rivers, lakes, and streams.These unique animals are quite elusive but if you are patient and quiet you may get to see one.