One of the very best things about travelling with your family is opening up a whole new world for each of you. And what better type of holiday than one full of new wildlife and natural beauty, exploring fascinating destinations and all the animals that live there? The sheer variety of animals, experiences and habitats across the globe available to explore is truly stunning and you can tailor your trip to suit you and your family’s wants and needs with your Travel Counsellor. These destinations offer wonderful wildlife, natural beauty and opportunities to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Amazing wildlife, vibrant cities and world-class wines, South Africa has it all in abundance. The Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo), herds of plains game, brightly coloured birds and bountiful marine life, there is so much for you to see here! This large, diverse and incredibly beautiful country is one of the best safari destinations you will find, so why not take the kids on a holiday of a lifetime that they are sure to remember forever? Experiences and landscapes vary, from the raw tropical coast of northern KwaZulu-Natal, to the incredible Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five in the north east, so the choice is yours!
The Far East
The Far East blurs the lines between zoo and botanic oasis, and is unlike anywhere else in the world! Here, you and your family can get up close and personal with the fascinating orangutans, interacting with them and witnessing first-hand their playful and joyful nature, which is sure to be a memory you will cherish forever! Come within inches of free-roaming ring-tailed lemurs, lories and tree-hugging sloths at the giant Fragile Forest biodome, or gaze at the amazing baboons swinging in the trees – a much better way to spend your day than in the office! Beijing offers those who visit a rare insight into unique and remarkable architecture, culture and wildlife, so why not add it to your holiday wish list?
Beyond the skyline and the bustling city centre in Singapore, there is so much natural beauty to explore and animals to discover. Visit Gardens By The Bay which offers mesmerising waterfront views across three gardens, spanning over 101 hectares.
When night falls, rather than going to bed make sure you visit the world’s first Night Zoo and take part in the Safari which provides a nocturnal experience like no other! This 35-hectare park features over 2,500 nocturnal animals of over 130 species, including many indigenous to the region, such as the endangered Asian elephant, Malayan tapir and Malayan tiger. You’re sure to see animals here which you have never seen before!
Central America and Costa Rica
Central America hosts beautiful scenery, gorgeous beaches and a plethora of wildlife; over 600 species! Although it’s unlikely you will see them all, you are sure to spot some amazing animals throughout your time here, and where better to see them than in their natural habitat? Why not pay a visit to one of many beautiful national parks, where you can combine kayaking and rafting with a hike up a volcano into the most picturesque of locations? It’s worth it, as the dense forests are brimming of animals like the iguana, jaguar, macaw, armadillo and sloths, just to mention a few! Take your gaze from the trees and greenery to the rivers and oceans of the surrounding area and get to see the full scale of natural wonder that Central America holds. Who knows what memories you will come home with?
Pack up your bags and visit Costa Rica, a small county covering only 0.03 % of the surface of the globe. Somehow, despite it’s size, it manages to proudly shelter 5% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world, so what better place to explore with your loved ones? Whilst there you can enjoy the country’s majestic volcanoes, waterfalls, Pacific and Caribbean beaches, tropical dry, wet, and rain forests, as well as exhilarating jungle landscapes, and all the animals that inhabit these amazing places, without having to travel long distances. Get closer than you ever thought possible to frogs, monkeys, sloths, birds and so much more!
Experience all of these animals and more for yourself in some of the world’s most intriguing destinations. Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today to find out more!