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5 Fantastic Places to See Wildlife This Year

By Smartgirltravel @SmartGirlTravel

If you want to have an up close and personal encounter with animals in the wild, below are five of the best places that you should visit. In these destinations, you can see some of the most rare species of animals that you are used to seeing only in photographs.


Whether it is mammals, reptiles, or insects, Botswana has a reputation that is hard to match when it comes to the density of wildlife. It is home to The Big Five, which includes buffalo, black rhino, elephant, leopard, and lions. If you want to spot them, two of the best places to check out are Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park. More so, it is also home to more than 150 species of reptiles, which include back mamba and spitting cobra.


National parks are abundant in India, which means that there are plenty of opportunities to see animals in the wild. In fact, the country is home to 89 national parks. More so, there are also more than 400 wildlife sanctuaries. Most people go here to see elephants, especially in conservation camps where they are properly taken care of and not abused. In the North Indian region, you can find more than 500 mammal species and 30,000 insect types.  One of the best places to see is the Corbett National Park. In East India, meanwhile, be sure to see Orang National Park and Kaziranga National Park. If you are on the west side, visit Ranthambore National Park. In the south meanwhile, see Parambikulam National Park. Here are some examples of the wildlife holidays you can go on in India.


The high number of national parks and protected wildlife areas in the US makes it an excellent country for wildlife viewing. Among others, one of the places that you might want to visit is the Rocky Mountain National Park if you want to see coyotes. Meanwhile for black bears, head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Yellowstone National Park, on the other hand, is known for their wolves, grizzlies, and herons, among others. If you want a safari that is similar to what you can experience in Africa, go to Grand Teton National Park.


When you talk about wildlife in Thailand, most people will probably mention elephants. There are even volunteer programs where you can help in the conservation of elephants, especially as the country has long been in the eye of the international community for the alleged maltreatment of elephants when they are being trained. There are conservation camps and national parks where you can see not only wildlife but also beautiful gifts of nature. Some of the places you should see include Khao Yai National Park, Erawan National Park, and Do Phu Kha National Park.


One of the best places for wildlife viewing in Malawi is the Liwonde National Park, which is home to an abundance of hippos and elephants. You can also see the latter at Vwaza Marsh. Meanwhile, at Nyika National Park, you can spot plenty of antelopes. If you want to spot buffalos and leopards, you should head to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. Many of these national parks offers options for accommodations that range from budget-friendly to luxury safari camps.

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