Kids Love Wildlife Trips
There are so many aspects that need to be considered when it comes to choosing a destination for a family vacation. It can be daunting trying to narrow down the right place to go either you think about the total travel time or the overall family-friendliness. Kids love wildlife and even more, love the element of surprise so this year head out in nature to one of these wildlife-rich destinations instead of choosing a beach or an amusement park.
These trips offer once-in-a-lifetime moments the whole family will treasure, either we think about frolicking with penguins in the Galapágos to watching lions roar on a safari in Kenya to snorkeling with sea turtles in the Caymans. Furthermore, each destination offers ample opportunities to learn about the dangers these wildlife species face, and will further educate your kids — and you — on ways you can continue to help protect and conserve these amazing creatures and their habitats.
Borneo – Lush Vegetation and Dense Forests
Borneo is one of the few places on earth where tigers, rhinos, orangutans and elephants live together. Every kid will be lucky to watch a baby orangutan feeding and learn about these rare apes and their habits at the conservation center. Borneo offers so much besides seeing the orangutans: you can see some other spectacular species such as proboscis monkeys, bearded pigs, clouded leopards, marble cats and pygmy elephants. You can also book a special expedition with Wild Planet Adventures to view the famous Sunday flying lemurs and the gliding frogs, which move at lightning speeds.
National Parks in Africa
A safari at one of the many National Parks in Africa is a dream come true for most animal-loving kids because they will have the chance to see the world’s most coveted and endangered wildlife — like elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes, zebras and cheetahs. This kind of vacation helps the kids understand the species and their habitat.
Safaris offer unique and exciting activities and accommodations for kids including camping beneath the stars, staying in lodges overlooking zebra herds and private guides who serve as teachers on the ground. Consider visiting Liuwa Plains National Park in Zambia in order to witness one of the largest wildebeest migrations.
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
This wildlife-rich archipelago off the coast of Ecuador features pristine isles which double as World Heritage sites and are home to an astounding collection of rare wildlife — from barking sea lions to blue-footed boobies to bioluminescent plankton, sea turtles and penguins. Additionally, Sanibel Island, Santa Cruz, Florena and Santiago Island are home to bright pink flamingos known for standing on just one leg and eating upside down.
Kids will love snorkeling and diving in the crystal-clear waters of Wolf and Darwin islands, exploring for sharks, and hiking near Tagus Cove in search of the Galápagos penguins and giant tortoises, in addition to flamingo spotting. The best option will be a vacation with Quasar, who offers 7-day all-inclusive cruises designed specifically for families on Grace Kelly’s restored honeymoon yacht. It’s the best choice for the best chances at wildlife viewing and truly intimate experience.
Book your next adventure and offer your kids a unique experience!