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Top 3 Wildlife Getaways in the World 2023

Top 3 wildlife getaways in the world

Not much comes close to that thrilling feeling when you spot an animal in the wild, especially when you’re not expecting it. It can be an inspiring, breathtaking, and potentially life-changing experience. Wildlife holidays are becoming increasingly popular. Post-pandemic, people have grown to realize the importance of being one with nature, clean environments, and synergizing experiences. With so many wildlife destinations to choose from around the world, we understand that it can get tricky to pick only one for a holiday. We are therefore here to assist you in making the right choice with the perfect wildlife getaway in 2023!

We bring to you our top 3 wildlife getaways in the world. They cover a multitude of species and interests so you can pick one depending on your requirements.

 

1. India for Bengal Tigers

With over 24 percent of the country covered with forests, it is no doubt that India is among the top 3 wildlife getaways in the world. It has long attracted the interest of nature enthusiasts from around the world because of its incredibly rich and diverse wildlife. But what is unique to the country is the roar of the wildest, most beautiful big cat, the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Surprisingly found in literally all directions of the country, from Corbett in the North, Ranthambore in the West, Kabini in the South, Kaziranga in the East, and also Bandhavgarh in Central India; seeing this big cat in the wild is an absolute dream. With much effort, the number of Bengal Tigers has been on a consistent rise, which has in turn increased wildlife tourism in India. Project Tiger has been one of the many conservation projects that have aided this upward graph in the big cat population. Among other efforts are also the local forest department’s measures of increasing vigilance to protect the forest and its inhabitants. Book Bengal tiger safari in India.

 

tiger safari in jim corbett india

 

The best time to visit India to view Bengal Tigers is anytime between November and May. The winter months (November – February) are popular for photographers. The jungle is super lush and green post-monsoon, creating a mesmerizing contrast with the Tiger’s ochre coat. The cold mornings also add to the drama in your shots – the mist rising up from the water bodies, frosted pugdundee, and a hot cuppa on your breakfast break amidst the jungle.

Summers are popular among all other tourists who wish to view tigers for a longer duration of time. This happens because tigers tend to laze around the water holes in the heat. This is also where they find a lot of prey so it is less of an effort for them to hunt. In winter, on the other hand, tigers are seen walking more often than lazing, since they need to maintain their body temperatures.

It is therefore important to understand your requirements as a traveler and then choose the best time to see the Tiger. Explore tiger & wildlife safari tours to India.

Also, read our blog on the best places for tiger safaris in India in 2023.

 

tiger safari in bandhavgarh forest india

 

2. Serengeti, Tanzania for the Great Migration

The Great Migration: Africa’s race for life.

It’s the only place where you can witness millions of migrating wildebeest over the Acacia plains, it’s the cradle of human life, and probably the closest to an untouched African wilderness you will ever get.

A better representation of the circle of life probably cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The journey starts in Southern Serengeti when wildebeest calves are being born. Predators like lions and hyenas are constantly hunting for babies, and thousands and thousands of calves are born within a couple of weeks of each other – a feast for the eyes of true wildlife enthusiasts.

 

WildBeast Tanzania

 

When the drought comes in May, the herd moves north, towards the Masai Mara in Kenya, chomping down the high green grass, quickly followed by the gazelles and zebras. The migration is not without risk: crossing rivers means facing about 3,000 crocodiles, patiently waiting for a kill. Not to mention the famous Serengeti lion population: by far the largest in Africa. Despite the abundance of hoofed meat in this area, life is not easy for these big cats in this unforgiving landscape. But seeing a group of lions collaborating to hunt down a wildebeest is an unforgettable sight.

Then, with the beginning of the short rains in late October, the migration makes its way back into the Serengeti. By December, the herds trek past Seronera – a small settlement in central Serengeti where the official Serengeti Visitors’ Centre is located – to return to their calving grounds again, and the circle is complete.

 

tanzania balloon safari

 

 

3. The Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon is a vast biome that spans eight rapidly developing countries—Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname—and French Guiana, an overseas territory of France. The landscape contains :

  1. One in 10 known species on Earth;
  2. 1.4 billion acres of dense forests, half of the planet’s remaining tropical forests;
  3. The 3,977-mile-long Amazon River, the second-longest river on Earth after the Nile; and
  4. 2.6 million square miles in the Amazon basin, about 40% of South America

 

Reflecting environmental conditions as well as past human influence, the Amazon is made up of a mosaic of ecosystems and vegetation types including rainforests, seasonal forests, deciduous forests, flooded forests, and savannas.

 

Ocelot in Amazon Rainforest

 

The basin is drained by the Amazon River, the world’s largest river in terms of discharge, and the second-longest river in the world after the Nile. The river is made up of over 1,100 tributaries, 17 of which are longer than 1000 miles, and two of which (the Negro and the Madeira) are larger, in terms of volume than the Congo river.

The river system is the lifeline of the forest and its history plays an important part in the development of its rainforests.

The Amazon contains millions of species, most of them still undescribed, and some of the world’s most unusual wildlife. It is one of Earth’s last refuges for jaguars, harpy eagles, and pink river dolphins, and home to thousands of birds and butterflies. Tree-dwelling species include southern two-toed sloths, pygmy marmosets, saddleback and emperor tamarins, and Goeldi’s monkeys. The diversity of the region is staggering:

  • 40,000 plant species
  • 2,400 freshwater fish species
  • more than 370 types of reptiles

 

Squirrel Monkey in amazon forest

 

With so much to explore around the globe, these three wildlife getaways are just the tip of the iceberg. Explore the wonders of wildlife in India, exclusively with our top naturalists and expert tour planners. Write to us at [email protected] today, to get a custom wildlife safari quote!

 

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