If you love wild animals, but hate the thought of visiting them in a zoo, a Wildlife Holiday could be the perfect choice for your next adventure abroad.
Safari holidays, volunteer holidays, outback adventures and gorilla trekking tours are just some of the options available to animal-loving travellers, and while you may have to travel a little further afield to find the black rhino, the polar bear, or the lemurs of Madagascar, the pure joy of seeing these magnificent creatures thriving in their natural habitat is worth every minute on the plane.
If you are looking for a unique animal encounter this autumn/winter, there are endless options waiting for you below the equator, and as spring is on its way to the southern hemisphere, you can combine your wildlife adventure with some fun in the sun on these Wildlife Holidays with a difference…
Gorilla Trekking Uganda & Zanzibar Tanzania
If, like me, you dream of trekking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in search of the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world, a trip to Uganda should be on your agenda this November. Gorilla Permits are reduced from $600 to $350 per person during the month of November, so you can visit these exquisite creatures twice – or save a huge chunk on your trip!
Once you have had your fill of Uganda’s mountain gorillas, why not hop on over to Zanzibar in Tanzania for a few days of rest and relaxation on the sugar white beaches of the Island of Spice? It’s a relatively short flight with one stop in Nairobi, so you’ll be there before you know it.
Penguins, Sharks and the Big 5 of South Africa
The ‘home’ of the safari and shark cage diving; South Africa is the ultimate wildlife holiday destination for anyone who loves animals! With the Penguins of Boulders Beach in Cape Town, the Whales and Seals of Hermanus, and the Big 5 (that’s Elephant, Rhino, Cape buffalo, Lion and Leopard to you and me!) of the Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands, South Africa has it all.
A wildlife holiday in South Africa will work beautifully with a beach break in Mauritius, so why not combine the two. There are direct flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius every day!