By Diana Smith

It is finally time for your holiday, but you have no idea where to go. Instead of going to the usual places, perhaps it’s time to get adventurous and explore what wildlife destinations have to offer. Before you go, be sure to thoroughly check what you need to bring and how you should prepare, because it’s going to be a wild and unforgettable ride.

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Go In the Steps of Darwin

For those who want to start their wildlife adventure but are unsure where, it’s a good idea to check out the Galapagos Islands. Not only will you have a chance to meet a diverse range of animals, but, you can feel what Darwin might have felt when he was travelling there. Moreover, the animals you will encounter are, in the majority of cases, harmless to humans. You’ll have a choice to explore the islands on foot or to join one of the many cruises available.

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India Is a Magnificent Place

Exploring India will take a bit of courage and spirit for the journey as you could encounter a lot of the wildlife which is dangerous. It’s best to hire a guide to give you a tour in order to be able to find one of the rarest animals in the world, tigers. Bengali Tiger safaris are going to be an experience of a lifetime, you get to see untainted nature and amazing animals. Make sure to pack protective clothing to help keep bugs and pests away.

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Gorilla Watching

There are not many places in the world which offer a great view on gorillas than Rwanda and Uganda. Gorilla trekking is a great way to see the natural beauties of Africa and to come close to real live gorillas. Keep in mind that you should not start this journey unless you have a professional guide by your side, because gorillas can become aggressive if they feel threatened in any way. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars to be able to see wildlife even from afar, because some of the animals can be difficult to approach.

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See the Largest Creatures

Whale watching is an interesting cruise option that is rarely tied to a single location because of whale migration. Nevertheless, if you’re not afraid of water and would like to experience being on the open sea for a couple of days, it is time to sign up. Be prepared that you will be getting wet a lot, thus, make sure to bring enough dry and warm clothes to help you avoid catching a cold.

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Get Ready for Ice

Polar bears are not easy to spot, and could take a while unless you see one. On the other hand, you are going to have to deal with blistering cold weather that could make even the strongest willed turn tail. If you want to ensure that you catch a glimpse and snatch a good photo of a polar bear, you should consider bringing trail cameras with you. Besides plenty of warm clothes, you’re going to need a few essential survival items as well. However, your guide will be able to tell you more what you must absolutely bring, you could face mortal danger.

See Fearsome Bears

Even though there are many places you could visit if you want to see bears up close and personal, you should give the Rockies a chance. There, you’ll be able to see regular bears, and the fiercest of them all, grizzly bears. Bear watching is an experience that will take courage as you’re going to be trespassing on dangerous territory.

Going on a wildlife adventure takes a bit of preparation, as it’s not going to be as easy as packing your luggage and booking the first flight. Besides bringing your regular travel clothes, you should also invest in protective gear, first aid kits, and survival equipment. Keep in mind that you’re going to traverse wildlife territory, some might feel threatened and the situation could become dangerous. However, if you have a guide to help you out, your only worry will be taking good pictures.

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 Author bio: Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys exploring new destinations with her family.

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