Some people are city dwellers, while others feel much more comfortable in a natural environment. Those people who seek out nature are often also enamoured by animals. They will fill their cameras up with twenty shots of one animal, hoping to get the perfect angle. They will also travel thousands of miles for the chance to see their favourite animals in the wild. Here are three great holiday ideas for all of those animal lovers.

Costa Rica (Creative Commons)
Costa Rica (Creative Commons)

Trek the Jungles of Costa Rica

The jungles of Costa Rica are no stranger to visitors. Because of that, there is a strong tourist infrastructure in the country. Even though Costa Rica hosts over a million tourists a year the country has managed tomaintain its wild edge. If you go onto the beach, you’ll be greeted by monkeys that dart around your feet. As you trek through the jungle you’re guaranteed to see a variety of animals, from sloths to ospreys to iguanas. There’s even a chance you’ll see some of the more elusive animals, like toucans or ocelots. Costa Rica is a great mix of wild and comfort, so you’ll be able to trek through the jungle by day, and relax by a pool at night.

Safari in Southern Africa

A safari is a classic holiday idea. Many people have safaris on their bucket lists, and save up for years to be able to afford one. It is worth all the saving and scrabbling once you get there, though. A safari is an unforgettable experience. You’ll be face-to-face with animals you’ve only seen in zoos or on TV. There are many great places to go on safari in Southern Africa including safaris in Tanzania. No matter what, you’re sure to go home with your camera’s memory card completely full with priceless pictures of lions, giraffes, zebras, and so much more.

Safari (Creative Commons)
Safari (Creative Commons)

Hike the Western United States

The Western United Statesis full of national parks that hold unique animals. These include buffalos, moose, grizzly bears, and elk. There are a variety of national parks to choose from, from the plains of Yellowstone National Park to the sharp peaks of Glacier National Park. If you love open spaces without another person for miles, you will fit in perfectly in the Western United States. And there will be plenty of animals waiting for you. There are many holidays out there that cater exclusively to animal lovers. It’s always more exciting to see an animal in its natural habitat rather than in a zoo. It makes the experience, and your photographs, so much better.