International Wildlife


As an ecological extension of India’s Western Ghats, Sri Lanka is very rich in wildlife, some of which is endemic to the island nation. It is often considered to be the best place in the world to spot Blue Whales, and is home to the largest leopards in the world. Places of interest: Horton Plains National Park, Yala National Park, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Mirissa.




Vietnam is fast growing as a tourist destination. However, few are aware that it is a great birding destination. The avifauna of Vietnam includes 13 endemic species. Birds of interest: Great-billed Heron, Black-faced Spoonbill, Mandarin Duck, Flores Hawk-eagle, Vietnam Partridge, Germain’s Peacock-pheasant, Vietnamese Cutia.





Sulawesi is an island in Indonesia and is home to a large number of bird species, many of which are endemic to the island. Birds of interest: Great-billed Kingfisher, Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher, Sulawesi Scops Owl, Ochre-bellied Hawk-owl, Sulawesi Serpent Eagle, Sulawesi Goshawk, Sulawesi Woodcock, Rusty-bellied Fantail.





Morocco is not only home to breathtaking scenery and complex history, but is also home to many North African endemic birds. Whether you choose to go birding in the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, or take a pelagic tour, Morocco has a wide variety of birds for you to enjoy. You can also briefly visit the Strait of Gibraltar, which falls along the migration route of many European birds that winter in Africa. Birds of interest: Northern Bald Ibis, Houbara Bustard, Desert Sparrow, Moussier’s Redstart, Maghreb Lark, Spanish Imperial Eagle.




Kenya is often at the top of the mind when it comes to planning an African holiday. The iconic grasslands of the Masai Mara have become world-famous and are a popular tourist destination. Kenya is well-connected by flights and is very tourist-friendly. Places of interest: Masai Mara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Nairobi National Park.




Tanzania is the home to Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as a wide variety of wildlife. Like Kenya, it is easily accessible and quite tourist-friendly. Places of interest: Zanzibar, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park.





Zambia is often considered the best place for a real feel of African wildlife. The weather is lovely and people are friendly and helpful. Like most African countries, Zambia is rich in wildlife. Places of interest: South Luangwa National Park, Victoria Falls, Kafue National Park, Bangweulu Wetlands.




South Africa is rich in wildlife, and offers many other activities that can be coupled with a wildlife tour as well. A visit to the Cape of Good Hope is a must as well. Places of interest: Kruger National Park, Cape of Good Hope (with Seal Island), Agulhas National Park, Sun City, Namaqua National Park.


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