Our Top 5 Wildlife Adventures

Our Top 5 Wildlife Adventures

Your first glimpse of an animal in the wild is always an unforgettable moment. Whether you’re fortunate enough to witness a regal Bengal tiger lapping at the edge of a rippling river, or catch a sluggish sloth crawling through the waxen green canopy… these increasingly rare and profound moments highlight the need to prioritise wildlife protection on a global scale.

Saturday 3rd March marks another World Wildlife Day, the most significant annual global event of its kind. At Exodus, we’re passionate when it comes to wildlife, and all of our wildlife trips generate vital funds for conservation efforts around the world. Celebrate your love of wildlife on one of our top five bestselling wildlife adventures... 

5) Wildlife & Wilderness of Botswana

In at number 5… The extensive and wild plains of Botswanna are home to The Big Five; lions, leopards, elephants, black rhinos and buffalos. Seize the opportunity to sail down the Okavango Delta in a traditional makoro, carved from the trunk of a Kigelia tree. Gaze up at the billions of stars twinkling from the inky canvas above the Makgadikgadi Pans, a spectacular salt pan shrouded in a eerie silence. Go in search of Africa’s celebrated wildlife on the Savuti Marsh and the Moremi reserve, or follow the Chobe river to find the highest concentration of elephants anywhere in the world. Make a final call at Victoria Falls, it’s easy to see why David Livingstone once declared it was a scene ‘so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.'

Taking you there: Wildlife & Wilderness of Botswana 

4) Borneo Wildlife Discoverer

Whether you want to spot Proboscis monkeys or illusive Irrawaddy dolphins, the dense humid rainforests and glorious sweeping tropical coast  allow wildlife to thrive. Start the tour at the slate coloured and majestic Mt Kinabalu, where your head will literally be in the clouds. Borneo is a wildlife paradise and the country’s stunning natural beauty never ceases to surprise, visit after visit. Mulu National Park has an impressive cave system, and is the perfect place for an underground adventure. Hosting the world’s oldest rainforest, nature lovers are sure to be stumped by the magnitude of flora and fauna here. See a flash of tangerine as orangutans swing through the trees at Sepilok sanctuary and then retire to a rustic bamboo longhouse in Sabah, situated in a tea plantation. Bliss.

Taking you there: Borneo Wildlife Discoverer

3) Costa Rica’s Coastal Secrets

Costa Rica Coastal Secrets

The bronze medal is held by Costa Rica’s Coastal Secrets. Crowned as one of the most biologically intense locations on earth, a visit to Corcovado National Park is one of the biggest reasons to visit Costa Rica. Spend three glorious nights in award winning wilderness lodge, Drake Bay. Whether you want to unwind in this stunning and peaceful location or go on to explore premier wildlife locations, Costa Rica provides some of the best opportunities to see monkeys, sloths, dolphins & whales, when the season is right. The beaches of Tortuguero are also the treasured nesting sight of the green turtle. At certain times of year you can see the eggs hatching and the next generation scrambling back towards the rolling ocean, a really fantastic addition to the trip.

Taking you there: Costa Rica’s Coastal Secrets


2) Carpathian Walking & Bears

Shrouded in mystery, fascinating Transylvania’s wild beauty lures travellers from across the globe and is one of the best places to see wolves, lynx and bears. Almost half the European population of brown bears habit this central Romanian location, and you get the pleasure of watching their activity from a secret hide nestled in the thicket. Embrace pastoral life with a trip in a horse drawn cart and explore untouched dense forests, magnificent canyons and rural Saxon villages. Of course, no visit to Transylvania would be complete without a visit to the legendary Bran Castle, the home of Count Dracula. 

Taking you there: Carpathian Walking & Bears

1) Discover Costa Rica

Our number one wildlife advenutre is Discover Costa Rica. The leafy, vaporous canopies of Costa Rica are home to a variety of wildlife. This buzzing tropical paradise with rich rainforest, massive mountains and long lengths of coastline, supports an incredibly biodiverse ecosystem. Boasting more protected land than any other country in the world, wildlife tourism has an ongoing love affair with Costa Rica. And with good reason - it offers unrivalled wildlife viewing. From lethargic sloths crawling across branches, to screaming howler monkeys and tranquil green turtles, it’s a location teeming with fauna. Kick back in a characterful eco lodge and bask in the refreshing spray of the 65 metre high La Fortuna Waterfall. It’s a wildlife treasure-trove, combined with ivory beaches which reach across the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines, it’s obvious why travellers keep coming back.

Taking you there: Discover Costa Rica

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