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Top 3 Destinations for Animal Lovers

Traveling to a place full of unique opportunities to enjoy wildlife is every animal lover’s dream. The idea of being able to approach beautiful animals and contribute to their conservation is simply exciting. Living an adventure of this kind is priceless! That’s why, we show you below the places where you can live an experience like the one described in the previous lines.

Galapagos Islands

Famous for their endemic species, which means that they cannot be found anywhere else in the world, the Galapagos Islands are rich in wildlife. Located in Ecuador, the archipelago is home to many friendly species that are used to being photographed. A trip to these islands is perfect for an animal lover! Here you can approach the animals and see them interact freely in their habitat. Some of the species you can spot here are: Giant Tortoises, Iguanas, Blue-footed Booby and Finches. Also, dive is one of the best ways to experience the underwater life. Here you can to swim with Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas, Sharks, and even Penguins.


Not only are these species the reason why millions of visitors come every year, but also are they coming because Galapagos beautiful landscapes. From coast and mountains, to volcanic soils with vegetation and lava grounds. Plus, there are ample educational opportunities to learn about the isles’ biodiversity and champion conservation efforts. Thanks to the conservation efforts all animals in Galapagos are protected, and we have even managed to eliminate invasive species that almost eradicated turtles, iguanas and penguins. Learn about the reasons why you should visit Galapagos here.

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, located at Wyoming, United States of America, may be best known for its geysers, but it’s also home to  more than 60 species of mammals, 310 bird species, 18 fish species, 5 amphibian species and 6 reptile species. Among the most renowned animals are grizzly bears, wolves and bison with impressive horns that can weigh up to a thousand pounds.

In Yellowstone you will also find awesome landscapes like the Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest source of thermal water in the United States and the third largest in the world, which is recognized by tourists for its exceptional colors, that are cause by the presence of a pigmented bacteria that lodges in the minerals of the soil. The tonalities and intensity of the color depend on the temperature and the time of the year.

Kruger National Park

Definitely an African safari is one of the first wishes for animal lovers. The Kruger National Park, in South Africa,  is home to elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and buffalos. It also hosts many others magnificent mammals, birds and reptiles. Some of the favorite activities  to do for tourists, besides taking pictures, are safaris in vehicles, with a duration of 2 or 3 hours, and they are performed at dawn or dusk. Another activity is the guided hikes to see in a different perspective the wildlife of the park. It’s possible to do balloon rides, and silent walks on African lands. It usually takes place in the mornings, to have fresh air and connect with nature. Finally, for the most adventurous, elephant safaris is one of the most exciting activities, because you will observe the landscape on top of a giant elephant!