Wildlife Parks – National Parks
If your idea of a perfect getaway is somewhere you can experience the spirit of the land, observe free-roaming animals in their natural habitat, or marvel at the unique botanical flora, and fauna of a certain country, then a visit to Wildlife and National Parks are some great choices to consider on your next holiday.
Wildlife Parks and National Parks are excellent options for animal and nature lovers. Witness the majestic annual Great Migration of animals from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara. Discover America’s “Big 5” inhabiting the slopes and valleys of Denali National Park. Alternatively, enjoy jungle trekking and bird watching in Malaysia’s Taman Negara – a 130-million years old rainforest.
Besides games drive, safari, and hiking, nature parks are also great for a hot air balloon ride. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and landscapes of the alluring plains below you as you witness the cycle of life revolves before your eyes. Some national parks such as Yosemite and Durmitor National Park are also excellent for other outdoor activities such as scenic trekking, hiking, mountaineering, and rock climbing.
Those interested in a particular species can opt for specialized parks such as sanctuaries for reptiles, butterflies, elephants, tigers or underwater creatures. The Australian Reptile Parks, for example, is home to the diverse reptile and non-reptile species such as snakes, crocodiles, exotic lizards, spiders, koalas, and kangaroos. This award-winning park is the only zoo in the country devoted to a venom milking program which saves hundreds of lives every year through its supply of anti-venom.
For something cute and cuddly, head to Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base for an unforgettable encounter with the giant pandas and their adorable baby pandas.
Furthermore, there are parks and zoos suitable for families with children and all age groups. The century-old San Diego Zoo is regarded as one of the best zoos in the world. This 100-acres picturesque land with open-air, cageless concept boasts over 4000 animals of approximately 650 species. On the other hand, the relatively new Loro Parque in the Canary Islands is a fascinating animal conservation center with animals from around the globe. Its world-class orca, sea lion and dolphin shows are one of the reasons why it was voted world’s number 1 on Tripadvisor.