There are many reasons why we might go on holiday. A weekend in Paris, for instance might bring the opportunity to enjoy world class museums and dine along the Seine River. On the other hand, a trip to the Seychelles offers the ultimate in relaxation. Spend the days in your beach hut sipping cocktails and watching the tide roll in. For animal lovers, travel provides a wealth of opportunities to see the beautiful and fascinating creatures with which we share our planet. To see them not behind bars or in an approximation of their natural habitat, but in the environments where they naturally thrive.
If you’re an animal lover with a passion for wildlife conservation, you’ll want to check out these ultimate holidays for animal lovers.
The Ultimate Holidays for Animal Lovers in 2020
Go on Safari in east Africa
Going on a safari allows us to see incredible creatures in their natural habitat from a safe distance. Whether you want to dedicate a week or a month to seeing the most miraculous creatures in the natural world on a safari, Africa is the best place to do it. Eastern or southern countries like Tanzania or Zimbabwe offer incredible animal experiences. Take a look at these Safari tours in 2020. See herds of African elephants, visit prides of lions and stately leopards, watch wildebeest roam and visit UNESCO world heritage sites like Victoria Falls.
Hang out with Koalas in Brisbane
When visiting Australia, there are all kinds of opportunities to enjoy koala experiences. But none offer the intimacy that you get from the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary near Brisbane. Here you can see koalas and other marsupials like wallabies and kangaroos in their natural habitat. You can also interact with them for a small extra charge. All visitors’ donations go towards conserving the habitat of these wonderful creatures. This is especially important in the wake of the bushfires which have ravaged the nation.
Visit giant tortoises in Mauritius
Mauritius is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing and luxurious holiday in beautiful, verdant surroundings. For animal lovers there’s even more to enjoy. Mauritius is home to the Crocodile and Giant Tortoise Park and nature reserve. One of only a handful of places on the planet where you can see the Domed Mauritian Giant Tortoise roam free.
Visit elephants in Phuket
Who doesn’t love elephants? These playful and intelligent creatures bring delight to many. In Thailand, many elephants are subjected to extreme cruelty, via a barbaric ritual called the phajaan or “crushing ritual”. The young wild elephant’s spirit is broken via systematic torture before they are sold into slavery for the logging or tourism industries. The Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is dedicated to liberating elephants from these brutal industries and giving them a life of peace and happiness in natural surroundings. Tourists are allowed to meet and feed these gentle giants but every aspect of the sanctuary’s operations is geared towards ensuring that the elephants are safe and happy.
If you’re looking for an enlightening and fascinating animal getaway in 2020, any of the above is a great place to start.
Ultimate Holidays for Animal Lovers in 2020