While we know for certain that everybody shares a common love of traveling and adventure, there are many differences when it comes to people’s preferences. Some love visiting popular cities with vibrant nightlife while some might prefer beaches or desert areas. But if you feel that you want to try something different from the mainstream, how about considering a wildlife reserve? There are many different wildlife reserves that you can visit in the world ranging from adventures in Uganda to one in India. Here, we have compiled a list of 5 exotic wildlife reserves that you must add to your wishlist:
1. Kafue National Park
Located in the wildlife capital of the world, Zambia in Africa, this wildlife reserve is spread over an impressive area of 22,400 km sq. It remains one of the biggest and untouched national parks even today and was given the status of a National Park in 1924 by the British colonial government by shifting the indigenous people of Nkoya from there and making it a popular tourist attraction. The most popular species that you can spot here include crocodiles, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, and crocodiles.
2. Bandhavgarh National Park
It is also referred to as the Tiger-spotting Capital of Asia and this is one of the most famous wildlife reserves in India spread over an expansive area of 446km2. It is known for inhabiting a huge population of leopards as well as some deer. It is divided into four zones- Tala, Magdhi, Khitauli and Panpatt.
3. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is known for its eccentric geothermal features and for housing a huge variety of animals. Some of the most popular species one can spot here include grizzly bears. Apart from the huge furry animals, one can also hope to spot bison, elks, and wolves here as well as their well-developed system of geysers and thermal pools that is known around the world.
4. Khao Sok National Park
While this name might not be as common as a few others in this list, Khao Sok in Thailand is one of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in the world. The landscape here is gorgeous, with many mountains, lakes, and rainforests. There are many modes that one can take such as on elephants, canoeing or on a jeep safari to spot the different species here including leopards, tigers, and gibbons as well as elephants. Moreover, if you are one of the fortunate ones, you could even come close to the cobra, which is considered one of the most revered animals in many parts of the world.
5. Queen Elizabeth National Park
We can end this list by mentioning this gem located in Western Uganda which is commonly known as the Queen Elizabeth National Park, getting its name from the former Queen Elizabeth II of England. This wildlife reserve was established in 1954 and its famous for its exotic wildlife including elephants, hippos, Congo lions, African Leopards, chimpanzees and over 95 species of mammals.
Now that you have a list of the five best exotic wildlife reserves in the world, it is time to plan a trip to either of them and have the most adventurous time of your life amidst nature!