Wicked Wildlife (and Birdlife) Viewing areas
‘See how the other half live!’
Chobe National Park (Home to an amazing amount of wildlife, including large quantities of elephant. Antelope, lion and leopard can also be seen.
The GREAT RIFT VALLEY is south of Addis Ababa and home of a line of lakes and a plethora of bird species. The Bale National Park is home to the Ethiopian wolf, one of the rarest animal species on earth
LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK: Stacks of wildlife; one of the more popular and spectacular wildlife parks in Malawi; elephants, rhinos, antelopes, hippos and crocodiles make their home here.
The PARC NATIONAL DU BANC D’ARGUIN is a national park that is home to millions of birds, a World Heritage Site; on the Atlantic Coast and also consists of islands, this area is a haven and nesting place for literally millions and million of aquatic birds; a bird lover’s paradise.
Kruger National Park This is one of the largest national parks in Africa and is renowned to have the largest variety of wildlife in a park, anywhere in the world. All the big five are here with a huge variety of other species. Elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, hippos and rhinos just to name a few. South Africa has many others, including excellent, well maintained private reserves. There are so many national parks, game reserves, public and private reserves to explore; the largest concentration of wildlife viewing can be found in South Africa; many private reserves pride themselves of being ‘malaria-free’.
Masai Mara National Reserve (This is the most popular and most famous wildlife reserve in Kenya and probably East Africa. The Masai Mara Reserve boasts a population of wildebeest, lion, cheetah and antelope); Amboseli National Park (One of the best and most spectacular national parks in Kenya, Amboseli also has the incredible backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro. Lions, elephants, hippos, cheetahs, buffalo and zebras can be seen); Tsavo National Park. The lakes in Kenya are also home to wildlife, particularly enormous populations of bird life, including flamingos.
PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS: The national park is one of the last places on earth for viewing the mountain gorilla; area of natural beauty, the park also consists of volcanic mountains; it was here that Dian Fossey (of Gorillas in the Mist fame) did her work.
Ngorongoro Crater (One of the greatest attractions on earth, this 23km wide volcanic crater is a breathtaking and extraordinary site of absolute splendour. Views are taken from the rim of the crater, as wildlife is seen on the floor of the crater. Rated as one of the most unforgettable scenes, the crater features elephant, wildebeest, rhino, lion, and zebra); Serengeti National Park (Another main highlight of Tanzania, and one of the most famous attractions in Africa, the Serengeti National Park covers over 14,000 sq km, home to an astonishing amount of wildlife, millions of animals including wildebeest, rhino, zebra, cheetahs and leopards.
PARC NATIONAL AUX OISEAUX DU DJOUDJ: Enormous natural sanctuary for millions of birds; this area is famous for its huge migration of birds from Europe. A bird-lovers paradise, this massive area is home to millions flamingos, pelicans, geese and a host of other species. The World Heritage Site is one of the most important and incredible bird sanctuaries in the world; PARC NATIONAL DU NIOKOLO-KOBA: Great wildlife park located south of the country; many species to be found here and featuring lions, elephants, antelopes, hippos, crocs, buffaloes (and many other mammals) and hundreds of bird species.
COUSIN ISLAND: A nature reserve and home to some several endangered species. Very rare birds on the island, including the brush warbler; thousands of birds nest on the island every year, provided a spectacle for many wildlife enthusiasts. ALDABRA: In the Coralline islands – a very isolated and vast group of island atolls, Aldabra is the largest atoll in the world, and for this greatness, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The atoll is home to some 200,000 giant land tortoises, said to be many more than that of the Galapagos Islands; also provides a home to many other seabird species.
Swaziland is not short on wildlife. You can see the real Africa in its GAME PARKS AND RESERVES including MKYHAYA GAME RESERVE, MLILWANE GAME SANCTUARY and HLANE NATIONAL PARK.
Gorillas dominate the wildlife in this country, basically puts Uganda on the map. BWINDI NATIONAL PARK is the famed national park with half the world’s population of mountain gorilla; see gorillas in their natural habitat; tours will take you here, experienced guides will lead small groups.
The most famous, most accessible and best national park in Zambia is SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK. With the Luangwe River running right through it, this park is considered by many to be one of the best national parks in Africa. South Luangwa N.P. is an exciting game park with a huge variety of animals including hippos and crocodiles, elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards, giraffes, wildebeest and antelope. The scenery is said to be breathtaking. The beauty of Luangwa is that it’s relatively untouched.
HWANGE NATIONAL PARK is a remarkable wildlife national park with great access, located in the southwest corner and the largest in the country. Game viewing at it’s best. It’s particularly well known for the amount of elephant herds, one of the greatest elephant sanctuaries in Africa. Also the Matabo National Park.
Royal Chitwan National Park (tigers, leopard, rhinos)
Komodo National Park (largest lizard on earth, the amazing and rare Komodo Dragon)
Kaziranga National Park (rare Great Indian Rhino, tigers, elephants, bison); Kanha National Park (deer, leopard, tigers, Indian Bison)
The Faroe Islands are home to a thriving population of bird life.
Excellent wildlife in virtually every state. Famous animals include kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, echidnas, Tasmanian devil, dingos, snakes, crocodiles.
The Best: Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory.
Masses of birdlife exists on Christmas Island.
The Governor Gore Bird Sanctuary is also one of the largest sanctuaries in the Caribbean.
Wood Buffalo National Park (buffalo, bears, lynx)
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA (moose, bison, elks, coyote, lynx, bobcats, wolves); Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Alaska, USA (bears, moose, caribou, wolves, truly one of the best in Alaska).
The PENINSULA VALDES is where huge colonies of marine life descend on beaches. Sea lions, seals and penguins can be seen (in Chubut and part of Patagonia)
The Pantanal (one of the biggest in South America)
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
(off the Ecuadorian coast of South America, features the world’s largest tortoise, the Galapagos Tortoise, amongst other rare animals, including the iguana and marine life.
Torres del Paine National Park (Patagonian Chile, featuring deer, and excellent bird life)
Sea Lion Island and other areas are teeming with marine wildlife, including massive colonies of penguins.
Rare actic wildlife is found here, including arctic foxes, reindeer, oxen and bird species.
The wildlife: Seeing wildlife is truly an amazing spectacle of nervousness, curiosity and fascination.