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6 Amazing Holiday Destinations for Animal Lovers

If you are an animal lover then it makes sense that you want to spend your holiday doing something which revolves around animals. You can spend your time focusing on animal conservation, go on safari, or join a guided tour to see elusive animals in their natural habitat. Here are 6 amazing holiday destinations for animal lovers.


You should visit the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai which is an elephant sanctuary that cares for formerly abused and orphaned elephants. The main intention of this sanctuary is to educate people about the abuse these creatures face in captivity albeit in the name of tourism. The elephants live freely and join other elephants to form their own make shift herds. The Elephant Nature Park is an example of an organisation which treats their animals well and cares for them properly, however there are some places which are cruel to their animals, so you need to avoid them at all costs.

If you are booking a tailor-made holiday to Thailand, then make sure you let them know that you are interested in seeing animals, but specify that you only want to visit places where animals are being treated humanely.

You can also volunteer to work with turtles and work on turtle conservation programs. You will be able to collect data from turtle nests and monitor turtle activity at sea. It is a great way to spend your holiday while contributing to saving these magnificent sea creatures.

Summer seascape on tropical koh Lanta island in Thailand. Landscape taken on Ba Kantiang Bay with blue sky


Tanzania is in Africa and it is a great place to experience the thrill of a safari. Go there during the early spring and you can experience the thrill of watching the Great Migration across the Serengeti. The Great Migration is a treat for animal lovers and it involves the movement of thousands of zebra and wildebeest who are looking for water, food and mating grounds. These magnificent animals are in turn followed by predators like lions, hyenas, and leopards as well as thousands of kinds of birds who eat what is left over.

Smal Lion in Tanzania


You should go on a cruise to Antarctica and enjoy the beauty of this snow filled continent where you can see exotic species in their natural habitat. You can see whales, penguins, seals, Kelp Gulls, Blue Eyed Cormorants and Giant Petrels. You can also see stunning sights like towering glaciers, enormous floating icebergs and the spectacular Antarctic mountains. The cruises usually make one to two landings to the shore in a day and you will be able to have up close encounters with penguins and even take photographs with them alongside you.


Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is located in Estes Park, Colorado and is a great place to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Explore the park and you will have a chance to see animals like bighorn sheep, mountain lions, Black Bears, elks, moose, wolves, and many different varieties of birds. You can also indulge in various activities at the park such as trekking, horseback riding, fishing and going for scenic picnics. You can hire a tour guide or go exploring on your own.

Rocky Mountain National Park


Dalsland, Sweden is home majestic forests that are the perfect home for majestic animals like beavers and elk. You can travel through pristine wilderness to see these fascinating creatures in their natural setting. You can join tours with experienced forestry workers who will be able to show the areas that beavers work, play and live. The Swedish elk is known as a moose in North America and these magnificent creatures can be as tall as 210cm at the shoulder

Dalsland Sweden

Victoria, Australia

There are many species of animals in Australia that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. The Platypus is one of these animals and this fascinating mammal that looks like a cross between a duck and an otter can only be found streams, rivers, and lakes of eastern Australia. You can join tours where you cruise around in canoes to experience sightings of these elusive creatures. A road trip around Australia will provide you with many opportunities to see a lots of different animals.

Melbourne Zoo


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