A safari is something every nature lover should do once in their life. On safari you are so close to nature and wild animals that you can hardly believe it. This and the thrill of a safari make for an unforgettable experience. Anyone who thinks that you can only go on safari in Africa is wrong. This way you can also go on safari in other continents, even in Europe! Where exactly? You can read that below! We have listed the best countries for a great safari.
1. Op Safari in Borneo
There is an orangutan rehabilitation center in Borneo. These friendly monkeys are being prepared here for a return to the wild. Especially in the morning and afternoon, when the orangutans are being fed, there is a good chance that you can admire these critters up close. You can even spend the night in the jungle in Borneo!
2. Op Safari in India
The Periyar Tiger Reserve is located in Kerala, India. This area is also called the garden of India and you can go on safari here. Walk along the unique ‘tiger trail’ and if you are lucky you will encounter one of the 50 tigers. You will also find bison, deer, wild boar and even elephants here. A safari you will never forget!
3. Op Safari in America
Also in the United States you can do great on Safari. The Everglades National Park is located in southwest Florida and is home to several endangered species. Crocodiles, frogs, turtles, dolphins and the rare Florida panther live in this subtropical wetland! This park is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
4. On Safari in South Africa
South Africa remains the most popular safari country. Every year millions of tourists flock to this African country to admire the famous ‘Big 5’. Madikwe is the most popular destination. In this National Park you can spot lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants and buffalo. It is mandatory to drive through the park with a guide. You can therefore not independently on Safari.
5. On Safari in Kenya
Another popular safari country in Africa is Kenya. In Navaisha in the Great Rift valley you will find pink pelicans, flamengos and many more beautiful animals. The Masai Mara reserve is also highly recommended. The ‘Great Migration’ comes here every year. Thousands of zebras, antelopes migrate across these savannas while being chased by predators. You will never forget this experience in your life!
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6. On Safari in Argentina
You can also go on safari in South America. Huge colonies of elephant seals and sea lions live on the Argentine peninsula of Valdés . You will also find whales and orcas here. In addition, in the winter you can get a closer look at the largest Magellan penguin colony in the world in the Tombo Reserve.
7. On Safari in Australia
You can also go on safari in the interior of beautiful Australia. The beautiful red plains are inhabited by kangaroos, ostriches and 22 other animal species. In addition, more than 500 plant species grow here and 72 different reptiles live here.
8. On Safari in the Pyrenees
We close this list with a European destination. You can also go on Safari in the Pyrenees, between France and Spain. Although you will not find lions, tigers, elephants and other protected animals here, the rarest bird species do live here. This is a true paradise for bird and butterfly enthusiasts. It is full of vultures here and you can also spot the European honey buzzard. Several ‘butterfly safaris’ are also organized here in the spring.