Amazing Animal Adventures
Amazing Animal Adventures
It’s Day 1 of the A to Z Blogging Challenge which means today’s letter is A. Amazing Animal Adventures. I just love a good alliteration, don’t you? As most people know and you can probably tell by the amount of pictures I post with animals, I love animals. All of them. Except spiders. And cockroaches. Whatever, you get my point. It’s only fitting that I highlight some of the animal adventures that I’m most pumped about experiencing in my future travels.
Cage Diving with Great White Sharks
The thought of being face-to-face with arguably the ocean’s fiercest predator with only a metal cage in between us doesn’t leave me the least bit terrified. It’s exhilarating in my opinion and one of my bucket list items for when I visit South Africa.
Trekking to See Gorillas
I think I could sit and watch gorillas all day long and to experience them in the wild would be a once in a lifetime unforgettable experience. There are a couple different places this can be done – many being in Rwanda.
Cage Diving with Crocodiles
Cage diving with crocodiles is possible in South Africa and Australia that I know of and is an animal experience I really can’t wait to experience one day. Not as exciting to me as being in the ocean with Great White Sharks but still amazing nonetheless.
Swimming with Jellyfish in Palau
In Palau is the chance of a lifetime – to swim with jellyfish without the risk of being stung. Over the course of time, jellyfish in this lake have completely lost their sting because of a lack of predators. I’m sincerely looking at adding on a side trip to Palau on my upcoming trip through Southeast Asia.
Watch Grizzly Bears in the Wild
A visit to Montana or Alaska (or anywhere else grizzlies are) would be a dream for me. The one thing I think that would push the trip over the top would be the opportunity to see a grizzly bear in the wild. I swear I don’t have a death wish.
Dog Sled in Finland
This doesn’t have to happen in Finland, but Lapland is a fantastic location to be pulled on a sled by a team of huskies. You can also enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride which let’s face it…has me packing my bags right now. This obsession only grew after watching Frozen for the first time last night.
Witness the Crab Migration
See Hippos in Africa
I have a slight obession with hippos. And, when I say slight…I mean all these other animal “obsessions” I say I have are pale in comparison to my hippo obsession. It started in middle school when my softball team made our mascot a hippo (who knows why?) and it just stuck with me ever since. I love The Planet D’s experience kayaking with hippos.
By now, you’ve probably thought I’ve lost my mind. That’s okay, it’s probable. I’ve also been fascinated with snakes and have had a few of my own. In college, I actually lost one of them and never found out…felt sorry for the next person who moved in – oops. I’m sure there are many companies that offer snake safaris but I ran across this one in Kenya that looks amazing. They have one particular safari that goes in search of the most impressive species of African snake (the big five)- the Python, Boomslang, Puff Adder, Cobra and the Mamba. Sign me up!
There are so many animals I would love to see in the wild and this short list doesn’t even begin to explain it all.
Do any of these animal experiences have you packing your bags or running away in fear? What else would you add to the list?