By josie january 20th, 2023
There's nothing like curling up to a wildlife documentary to escape a mundane work week.
But meeting nature's wonders eye to eye is a completely different ballgame.
Because of the Old Faithful Geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring, it was the world’s first national park and is one of America’s most famous.
Yellowstone is home to grizzly and black bears, hundreds of wild bison, wolf packs, massive waterfalls, and the world’s biggest concentration of active geysers.
The park, is located in western Uganda near the Rwenzori Mountains.
Here you'll be able to see 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.
It encompasses a diverse range of landscapes: wetlands, swamps, and crater lakes, tropical forests, woodland, and open savannah.
Table mountain (tepui) formations cover roughly 65 percent of the park.
It is home to toucans, hummingbirds, dusky parrots, yellow-banded poison dart frogs, harpy eagles and red-shouldered macaws - amongst many other species.
It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the World’s Highest Waterfall, according to UNESCO.
One of the world’s largest inland deltas is Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Unlike most river deltas, flows onto open land, flooding the savanna and forming a unique and ever-changing inland delta.
Blue Wildebeest, Giraffe, Nile Crocodile, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Brown Hyena, Spotted Hyena, Greater Kudu, Sable Antelope and many more can be spotted here.
The Sabi Sand benefits from the wide diversity of species found in one of the greatest wildlife locations on the African continent, and is particularly well known for leopard sightings.
These leopards, which are normally notoriously elusive, have become habituated to safari vehicles, allowing for close-up encounters and incredible photography opportunity.
Etosha National Park is one of Namibia’s and Southern Africa’s most accessible wildlife reserves.
Etosha National Park is the only one of its kind in Africa. The park’s major feature is a massive salt pan that can be viewed from space.
Because so much wildlife dwells around the waterholes, game sightings are certain.
The Galápagos Islands are a ‘melting pot’ of marine species because they are located at the confluence of three ocean currents.
It has been dubbed a unique “living museum and showcase of evolution.”
The islands are home to animals such as land iguanas, lava lizards, and geckos. Some of these can only be found on a single island.
The Amazon rainforest produces about 6% of the world’s oxygen and has long been assumed to operate as a carbon sink, absorbing enormous amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere quickly.
It is home to one out of every ten known species on the planet.
The Maasai Mara is one of Africa’s most well-known and vital wildlife conservation and wilderness areas.
It is also Kenya’s sole protected area with an indigenous black rhino population that is undisturbed by translocation
Ngorongoro, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and home to Africa’s highest population of big game, is without a doubt the most famous of these craters.
Approximately 25,000 large animals are thought to live within this natural and enclosed sanctuary.
A trip to any of these incredible destinations will be an adventure of a lifetime.