“Connecting with the wilderness allows us to live in the flow of a meaningful, joyful life. Embracing this state of connectedness or oneness with other living beings, including animals, as opposed to feeling an “otherness” or “separateness” brings a sense of harmony and enables us to be at peace with oneself and the world.”
― Sylvia Dolson, Joy of Bears
Wildlife Safari is an overland expedition that takes tourists to places where they can explore and experience the wild more intimately. Wildlife safaris are tours where one can view and take pictures of flora and fauna in a designated area—people on these tours also participate in adventure activities like hiking, cycling, and camping. For all those who love the wilderness, going on a wildlife safari is the perfect gateway. For a birder or an animal lover, seeing these animals in their natural abode is a moment to treasure.
The blue planet is copious in the enticing destinations for wildlife safari. These safaris allow wildlife enthusiasts to see some of the rare and exotic wildlife that exist in the world. Some of the best destinations in the world for wildlife safari are:Kruger National Park, South Africa: Kruger National Park is undoubtedly the best wildlife safari destination in South Africa. The park is visited by hordes of wildlife enthusiasts every year. This empyrean for wildlife lovers boasts 336 species of trees, 507 species of birds and 49 species of fish. Many of the animals are used for safaris. This destination is perfect for families, for adventurers and also for honeymooners.Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: The wide plains of the Serengeti are an abode of around two million wildebeest. This abundance of wildebeest means predators thrive here; the top predators of the park include the hyena and lion. Cheetals and giraffes are also found in the park. The famous conservation region Ngorongoro is also situated near the park. The best months to see the wildebeest is between the months of May and July.
Jim Corbett National Park, India: Wildlife safaris in Corbett National Park would help a tourist to enjoy the matchless beauty of the park as well its rich flora and fauna. Different types of safaris available here include horse safari, jeep safari, bird safari and elephant safari. Jeep Safari is the best way to track tigers. One can also encounter marsh crocodiles and fish eating Gharials in the park.Masai Mara, Kenya: Mara is a fraction of the Serengeti Plains and covers an area of 1,510 square kilometers. The wildlife of the park include wildebeests, tigers, hyenas, elephants, lions, buffalos, antelope, hippos and many more. There are a few black rhinos as well.Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe: Hwange National Park is the largest national park of Zimbabwe. The park is popular for its elephant population. There are around 40 species of birds, including ostrich. The park boasts many wildlife species such as antelope, zebra, lions, giraffes, buffalos and leopards.South Luangwa National Park, Zambia: This beautiful park is a preferred abode for crocodiles and hippos. There are more than 400 species of birdsand a number of animal species, including elephants, leopards, giraffes and wildebeest. The park has all the necessary amenities to host tourists, including well-equipped lodges, restaurants and recreational areas.Okavango Delta, Botswana: This floodplain of this appealing place has hippos, buffalos, crocodiles, Oryx and antelope. The southern regions of the delta are the natural habitat for elephants, zebras, lions and buffalo, and more than 500 species of birds that include African fish eagles, kingfishers, herons, parrots and hornbills.A wildlife safari in Africa takes you to a kingdom where wild animals rule; from the extremely powerful African Elephant to the king of the jungle, the lion, they are driven by their own laws. Good wildlife safaris allow a nature buff to travel through some of the most startling panoramas created by the supernatural being! Author Bio-Jessica Frei is a wildlife enthusiast and a blogger with a passion to travel to different national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Follow her on Google Plus to discover more about wildlife .