Everybody wants to see big wild animals in their natural habitat and hang the results of the shoot on the wall – photographically, that is. So if you’re armed with your best zoom lens, a trigger-happy finger and a spare battery pack, the question is: which animals are on your hit list?
Justifiably, the classic African safari holiday is still top of the pile for most. But there are safari experiences to be had on every continent. A trip to the polar regions is like stepping into your favourite documentary. Untouched by man, the area teems with visual delights such as pack-ice sunsets, where polar bears cast long shadows.
Elsewhere around the world, national parks and unspoiled island sanctuaries are also perfectly placed to offer similarly unique experiences. So whether you want to follow migrating reindeer or see giant turtles lay eggs in the Galapagos Islands, there’s a wildlife holiday with your name on it.
If you're after a luxury safari holiday, honeymoon safari, or more hands-on experience, you'll find these too, meaning that if you’ve a yearning to look after abandoned or endangered animals, stay in plush surroundings, or grapple with playful lion cubs, you're on the right page. Choose from trips to see bears, giant pandas, polar bears, whales, wolves, giant tortoises, leopards, orangutans, tigers, elephants, gorillas, lions, penguins, turtles and marine wildlife or see our wildlife volunteering experiences. Or see our full collection of wildlife and safari holidays below. Phew. That's quite a lot to be getting on with.