Animal lovers will always want to visit destinations where they can see the most interesting animals in their natural habitat. Thankfully, there are many places in the world where you will have the opportunity to observe wild animals up-close and in their natural surroundings. So, if you ever dream of going on a vacation where you can witness interesting wildlife species, check out these destinations for animal lovers.

Best Places for Animal Lovers

The Galapagos 

The Galapagos Islands is one of the best places in the world to observe wildlife up-close. Located about 1,000 km from the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos is an archipelago of more than a hundred islands home to incredible wildlife, where you can spot sharks, iguanas, and the Galapagos giant tortoises, read more here. Interestingly, the Galapagos Islands are key in Charles Darwin’s Evolution Theory, which he established after having visited the archipelago in 1835.


Sumatra is a large Indonesian island located west of the island of Java. Known for its rugged terrains and smouldering volcanoes, it’s also one of the best places in the world where you can hang out with the orangutans. Aside from orangutans, it’s also home to all kinds of incredible wildlife, including sun bears, clouded leopards, Probosci’s monkeys, Asian elephants, and more. The best way to experience its wildlife is to go on a jungle trekking tour, starting in the mountainous and lush forest of Gunung Leuser, where orangutans, elephants, rhinos, and tigers all live together.

The Serengeti 

There are many beautiful places in the world for a safari holiday, but nothing beats the vast plains of Serengeti. Not only is this one of the best places to see the “Big 5” while on your Serengeti safari tour, but it’s also where you can witness the great migration of wildebeests, along with thousands of zebras and gazelles. Serengeti has a very high biological diversity, home to at least four endangered animal species – elephants, black rhinos, cheetah, and wild dogs. So, if your idea of a holiday is to go on a safari, then you should definitely head to the Serengeti.


If your idea of a holiday is swimming with dolphins and fur seals while spotting some humpback whales, Kaikoura is where you need to be. This coastal town is located on the South Island of New Zealand and is home to numerous fascinating wildlife species. Kaikoura’s unusual underwater topography features a deep drop-off near the coast along with many deep canyons and a pattern of sea currents resulting in nutrient-rich waters that sustain the incredible variety of marine life that thrive there.

The Red Centre 

The Red Centre is a spectacular landscape of desert plains, rocky gorges, and stunning mountain ranges located in Alice Springs, Australia. It’s also home to Australia’s most sacred aboriginal sites, Kata Tjuṯa and Uluru. If you’re here for the wildlife, visit a Kangaroo sanctuary. The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs was built as a refuge for all kangaroos raised by wildlife carers and cannot be released into the wild just yet, either they are too tame or due to injury.

We hope this list of destinations appeals to animal lovers who also enjoy travelling. Follow us on socials and get in touch if you have a review to share!

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