Some people prefer to watch animals from afar, while others enjoy getting up close and personal. For those of you who want to get as close as possible, these places are for you.
So get ready to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most remarkable animals. These experiences are some you will never forget. Bring your camera and capture these moments, as you will want to remember them forever. You may even want to add a few more places to your bucket list.
Serengeti National Park is one of the few places in Africa where the amount of lions is not declining. The best time to see them is between December and March. Take a safari style tour to view the lions.
Go swimming with pigs in the Bahamas! Or stay at the Atlantis Resort for a once in a lifetime experience. Atlantis has one of the largest outdoor marine habitats in the world, with more than 50,000 aquatic animals and 250 species. Other animals to look out for in the Bahamas include flamingos, dolphins, iguanas, and turtles.
Have you always wanted to get up close to a cute cuddly panda? If so, I have some good news for you… just head to China. There are numerous places around China for incredible panda viewing. Some include the opportunity to volunteer and hold pandas at Dujiangyan Panda Base, see them at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center, the Beijing Zoo, Ocean Park in Hong Kong, and the Bifengxia Giant Panda Base.
Caversham Wildlife Park is an exciting tourist attraction, and for good reason. Hand-feed Kangaroos, take pictures with koalas and join in on their interactive experiences. Other animals to look out for include the swamp wallaby, European red fox, northern blue-tongue lizards and black-headed pythons.
According to the National Park Service, “Katmai is one of the premier brown bear viewing areas in the world.” There are about 2,000 brown bears estimated to inhabit the park. Make your way to Brooks Camp for some of the best viewing. There are three viewing platforms along the river that offer spectacular wildlife viewing.
Giraffe manor is a unique hotel set on 12 acres of private land that is frequently visited by giraffes. Morning and evening they poke their necks into the windows of the hotel hoping you will give them a treat. (See: The Best Active Adventures to do in Kenya)