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Wildlife - When and Where?

Added 06 Mar 2012
Wildlife - When and Where?

Whether it's toucans or tigers you want to see, take a look at our guide of where to see what this summer!


April - Costa Rica

Explore the amazing biodiversity of Costa Rica in April, before the wet season begins in May. See sloths, howler monkeys and capuchins in their rainforest habitat, along with toucans, quetzals, hummingbirds and iridescent butterflies.

Related Tours: Quetzals Of The Cloudforest, Captivating Costa Rica, Costa Rica: Coast To Coast


May - Botswana

Safari in Botswana during the ‘green season’, after the rains while the landscape is at its most beautiful - lush and green with the waterways in full flow. Grazing animals are calving in May so you can expect to see the predators in action.

Related Tours: Botswana Wildlife Safari, Botswana Lodge Safari


June - Uganda

June is an excellent month for tracking the endangered mountain gorilla in Uganda. The long rains come to an end in May while temperatures and humidity levels drop sharply, making your trek to find the gorilla families much easier.

Related Tours: Gorilla & Chimp Safari, Tailormade Unforgettable Uganda,Tailormade Uganda's Magnificent Primates


July - Spitsbergen

Visit Spitsbergen in July to see majestic and ever-hungry polar bears prowling the shorelines and ice floes in search of food. With near 24-hour daylight, you can make the most of your time with the chance of spotting wildlife at any time of day - or 'night'!

Related Tours: Realm of the Polar Bear - M/S Expedition, Realm of the Polar Bear - M/V Pioneer, Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth, Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland, Norwegian Fjords and Polar Bears,


August - Galapagos

A visit to the Galapagos Islands at any time of year is remarkable, but in August, mid-way through the dry season, migrant shore birds start to arrive and colonies of blue-footed boobies become active, while giant tortoises move to the highland meadows in search of food.

Related Tours: Ecuador and The Galapagos, The Enchanted Isles, Volcanoes & Galapagos, Tailormade Galapagos - Cruise the Enchanted Isles


September - Madagascar

The dry season in Madagascar runs from April to November, but September onwards is the best time to see lemurs, as temperatures start to increase and they become more active. Birding is also excellent in September, the start  of the breeding season.

Related Tours: The Lost Continent, Madagascar Wilderness Trek



October - India

October and November are great months to go tiger spotting if you want to avoid the fierce heat of summer. During this post-monsoon period, temperatures are generally warm and rain is unusual.


Related Tours: Tigers, Trails & Temples, Tiger Tracking in India, Tailormade Tiger Safari


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