14 Best Travel Destinations for Exciting Animal Encounters

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There are some beautiful destinations to travel around the world. But besides nature and views, some places offer the unique experience of up close and personal animal encounters. These 10 destinations will fulfill your desire to be around exotic animals.


The capital city of the Sichuan province in China is famous for being the home of Giant pandas. The main reason pandas are so frequent in this area is that this is the giant panda breeding research base.

Chai Lai Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand

Located in the Himalayas’ foothills lies the refuge, offering breathtaking views with the chance of spending the night in their famous bungalows.


The most recommended tour is the boat tour, where people get to see some of the indigenous animals of the Galapagos. Some are penguins, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, and many more.

Gorilla Tracking in Uganda

Through the safari tour and tracking experience, people can see the gorilla kingdom’s rare and, unfortunately, endangered species. Also known as the “Pearl of Africa,” it offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Pantanal

Visiting this extraordinary ecosystem filled with wildlife gives support to conservation efforts. It includes a wide variety of plant and animal species. It includes jaguars, giant river otters, capybaras, and birds.

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