One of the best things about traveling is getting to see beautiful animals up close and personal. When you visit a different part of the world, you will see creatures that you’ve previously only ever seen on books and tv which can be an incredible experience. If you’re an animal lover, here are just a few of the animal encounters you can experience around the world.
Cuddling a Koala in Australia
Getting up close to these adorable, gentle creatures is high on most people’s lists when traveling down under. However there are only a few states licensed to offer this, so be sure to plan in advance to avoid disappointment. Despite being Australia’s most popular animal, this experience isn’t as readily available as you might think! However, if you’re able to do so, it’s well worth it. Koalas are a species that are native to Australia and aren’t found anywhere else in the world (aside from in captivity).
Going on Safari in Dubai
When you think of safari, you probably immediately think of Africa. And while the continent boasts some amazing wildlife, a desert safari in Dubai isn’t to be overlooked. Here you can go on 4×4 drives through the desert, sand skiing or quad biking. You can ride camels and see incredible native animals such as falcons, oryx, and gazelles. You’ll also see some of the desert plant life many species which don’t exist anywhere else in the world. Dubai has so many cool tourist attractions on offer, but if you get time in your schedule when visiting this is an experience you won’t regret!
Swimming With Dolphins in Florida
There are plenty of locations where you can swim with these playful animals in Florida. From the sea life parks in Orlando to at the Florida Keys shores. There are other places around the world where you can swim with dolphins too, but the warm and sunny florida weather makes Florida a great choice. There has been some controversy surrounding swimming with dolphins in recent years, but many of these centers not only pledge to care for their animals but actively help with conservation efforts too. You would need to do some research online to form an opinion and decide if it’s something you agree with or not.
Whale Watching in Canada
A whale encounter is truly an unforgettable experience. There are over thirty species of whales which swim the waters around Canada, making it the ideal destination to view the majestic creatures. You’ll need to do your research to find out what time of year different whale species will be around which destinations, giving you the best chance of seeing them on your visit.
There you have it, just a few of the animal encounters you can experience across the world. If you’re already traveling to one of these places, be sure to add it to your list! If you’re looking for destinations which have cool animal experiences, hopefully, this has given you some ideas.
What’s the best animal encounter you have ever experienced?