Getting the chance to see some incredible wildlife in their natural habitat is the best thing about travel for some people.

Instead of heading off to the sunniest beach they can find, or going in search of traditional local food, they want to get out in nature and get up close and personal with some of the local wildlife.

If that sounds like your idea of the perfect trip to see those friendly animals, you should consider heading to some of these countries of the world for spotting wildlife.


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A few of the best countries for spotting wildlife. Image Source.


A Few of the Best Countries to Visit For Spotting Wildlife



Australia is notorious for its wildlife but not always for the most positive reasons. There are plenty of scare stories about spiders or snakes in your shoes which often put people off going to Australia. While it’s true that you do need to be aware of the wildlife that you’ll find out there because some of it is dangerous, that doesn’t mean you won’t find some wonderful animals that are friendly as well.

The spiders and snakes can get dangerous so always make sure you take the right precautions and listen to the advice of your guide. If you do that, you’ll survive long enough to see some of the Kangaroos and Koala Bears that populate the country. Another lesser-known animal that you’ll find in Australia is the Quokka; a small cat-like creature that is very friendly to humans. The best thing about visiting Australia for wildlife is that the majority of the animals that you’ll find there can’t be found anywhere else in the world.



Africa is filled with so many great countries where you’ll find impressive wildlife but Kenya is one of the best. If you visit, you can find more information about the wildlife tours that are available in the country. Getting the chance to see gorillas in their natural habitat is an experience like no other. As well as the gorillas, Kenya attracts tourists because you can see the big 5 there; lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, and leopards are all native to Kenya and that’s only a tiny proportion of the animals that you’ll find there.





The Jaguar is one of the most elusive animals in the world and you’re very lucky if you spot one. If you’re dead set on seeing one for real, Brazil is probably your best bet. The large floodplains in Brazil create the perfect environment for the Jaguar and the summer months, in particular, are the best time to catch them. When the hot weather causes the floodplains to recede, the Jaguars are confined to a smaller area so you’re more likely to see one in the wild. Between June and November specifically is the best time to go.



China is home to the most sought after animal in the world, the panda. These incredible creatures are so rare these days and there aren’t many countries where you can find them. China, however, is known as the panda capital because you’ll be able to spot some at Panda Base ( Their future is on shaky ground so get out there and see them while you still can.

If finding amazing wildlife is top of your list of priorities when you’re travelling, check out these places for spotting wildlife around the world.




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The Kangaroos of Caversham Wildlife Park in Whiteman Park.
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