Best Places Around the World for Animal Encounters

Kenya. Photo by Harshil Gudka on Unsplash

Are you an animal lover? Then you should know that one of the most special experiences you can have in your life is an animal encounter while traveling. Regardless of the species, it’s something that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Sound like something you want to try? Here are the experiences we recommend most.


Kenya is one of the places in Africa that you can do a big five safari, meaning that you’ll be able to watch the migration of lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinoceroses between Kenya and Tanzania. It’s an absolutely spectacular display and something that you’ll never be able to forget.


Interested in polar bears? Then Canada is the place for you to go, as 60% of the world’s polar bear population resides there on the Alaskan border through Labrador. There are lots of tours available that take you right to their territory where you can see them up close.

Cape Town

Your best location for marine life is Cape Town, which is one of the best places in the world to swim with great white sharks in particular. There are many different tour operators to choose from, but all of them will help you get face-to-face with these majestic, misunderstood creatures.