Pick your place
Wander lust and wildlife lust can work well alongside each other. So, for example, you might have a yearning for Madagascar or Costa Rica, the Galapagos or South Africa, but you also want to ensure that wildlife watching plays a big part of your trip. Few people go to Madagascar just to see lemurs, for example, but by choosing a wildlife holiday company, you are ensuring that you will not only enjoy everything that the country has to offer, but also have the best possible experience of seeing its wide array of animals when you’re there. And not just have it thrown onto the end of your package holiday, like a trip to the zoo.
It is also worth noting, when working out how to choose a wildlife holiday, that you don’t always have to travel long haul to see great wildlife. If Scotland or Spain are on your travel list, for example, then wildlife experts can show you a whole other side to these popular holiday destinations. A wildlife holiday company will often be able to offer, or indeed create from scratch, an itinerary that will tick all the boxes for you. They might also be able to include a couple of countries for you too. So, for example, if you go and see gorillas in Rwanda, it is easy to organise a trip to the Serengeti in Tanzania. Or you can combine a wildlife expedition to the Galapagos with a cultural expedition in Peru. And a tiger watching holiday in India will nearly always incorporate visits to some of the cultural highlights, such as the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort or a boat trip down the Ganges.