10 Destinations to See Wildlife with Your Kids

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When you are thinking about holidays with kids you need to focus on their preferences and requirements. Hence, you need to be careful about how you choose destinations that would provide you with a lot more than scenic beauty. Many parents today would love to connect their kids with the natural world outside. For this, wildlife holidays can be a lot more than just a trip outdoors as kids get the opportunity to explore the flora and fauna and also see animals and birds.

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Author : Armughan Zaigham

If you are planning a wildlife holiday you need to be selective about the destinations you choose. This would allow you to make your custom plans and ensure that you can provide your family with excellent holiday experiences. However, if you do not have enough time for it you can enjoy wildlife holidays with Naturetrek which would make things easier and convenient for you.

South Africa

When you are thinking of wildlife destinations perfect for kids you would want to put South Africa on your list. This is a great family-friendly destination that can offer you a lot more than just wildlife safari experiences. One of the important factors that you need to consider when choosing these destinations is connectivity and South Africa scores big on this point. With easy accessibility and excellent wildlife sightings, kids can have a great time here. South Africa is home to a glorious diversity of animals and birds including Africa’s Big Five. You can explore some of the popular national parks and game reserves. On the other hand, with endless accommodation options and delicious food choices, South Africa is a top destination for wildlife holidays with kids.


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With its incredible diversity, India has quickly become a hot favourite for most families who want to enjoy wildlife with kids. India has more than 100 national parks and this provides a lot of options for parents who want to plan wildlife holidays with their children. Apart from the thrilling experiences many of these national parks have excellent accommodation which ensures comfort, convenience and safety. This also saves time and ensures that parents do not have to travel far from wildlife places in India. With excellent food and easy connectivity from different parts of the world, India is a great wildlife destination in Asia.

Costa Rica

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If you are craving for family-friendly adventures, Costa Rica is also one of the popular choices that you should not miss. This Central American country is blessed with plenty of natural landscapes, national parks and wildlife spaces that would keep you and your kids busy throughout the trip. Costa Rica is also a great spot for foodies and therefore you can enjoy the meals here with kids. While you are in Costa Rica you can also explore the active and dormant volcanoes, and walk through natural reserves to discover animals and birds that are rare.


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If you are planning an African safari holiday with kids you can choose Botswana. This country right next to South Africa is a great spot for families who want to make the most of their African wildlife holidays. Kids love to watch elephants and other animals and Botswana is one of the best places on the planet where you can see herds of elephants. Here you can also witness other animals like lions, leopards, impalas, wild buffalos, wildebeests and wild dogs. The Okavango Delta and the adjoining national parks and game reserves offer a great experience for families to head outdoors for wildlife adventures.


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For decades, Australia has remained one of the popular choices for families who prefer wildlife holidays with their kids. One of the unique things about visiting Australia is that this continent has unique animals and birds that are hard to find elsewhere on the planet. Also, Australia has excellent facilities, amenities and spaces where families can enjoy wildlife. With excellent accommodations and easy accessibility, Australia is a great place for wildlife experiences with kids. This is also a great place for those who want to let their kids explore marine wildlife.


If you are looking for a tropical paradise which offers something to all members of the family you must head to Borneo. This island is known for the type of primates that are found here. Borneo is also one of the top destinations for those who want to see orangutans at Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre. Families can also take cruise trips that allow you to snake through the lush jungles and forests. If you have bigger kids you can head for some outdoor adventure and hike Mount Kinabalu or explore Mulu National Park. Borneo also has excellent beaches and you can enjoy some beach time when you are in Borneo.


Packed with plenty of natural landscapes and national parks, Thailand is a great place where you can enjoy wildlife with your kids. Apart from the wildlife places that you can enjoy in Thailand you also have some of the best beaches in Thailand where you can enjoy the marine life via scuba diving and snorkeling. Thailand has excellent food and accommodation options and this works when you are holidaying with your young ones.


With rolling river valleys and spectacular lakes, Finland is one of the places that you should have on your list when you are planning a wildlife tour with your kids. This is one of the places where you can find some of the rarest animals you can find in Europe. Also, the region and the terrain here are different which provides a unique experience. During the night hours, kids would love to see the Aurora Borealis in the sky which also attracts many families to Finland.


Canada is also one of the destinations where you can head with your kids for a nice wildlife tour. This vast country has diverse landscapes and it can provide you with excellent accommodations, food and travel experiences which is so essential when you are travelling with family. Apart from vibrant cities, Canada also is home to some of the best natural wonders like Niagara Falls and Gros Morne National Park. Here you can also spot polar bears, mooses, and other animals. You can also enjoy bird watching in Canada. This place is also a hub for kids and adults who want to go whale watching.


Over the years, Tanzania has remained the perfect choice for family safari trips. With excellent connectivity and luxurious accommodations, Tanzania can provide you with experiences that can make your holidays better. With 22 national parks, you have a lot of options to choose from when you are exploring Tanzania’s terrain. You can do family safari camping here in Serengeti-Ngorongoro bush and watch wildebeest migration and Africa’s Big Five. You can also do many outdoor activities that would add to your overall experience.

AUTHOR BIO: Armughan Zaigham

Author email: [email protected]

Bio: Embark with Armughan on a journey to satiate your wanderlust! Explore hidden gems, savor local flavors, and dive into the vibrant cultures around the globe. See the magic that happens when you follow the compass of curiosity.

AshleyPugh Written by

Ashley Pugh is one of the Co-Founders of Familydaysout.com and has been committed to writing family related content since 2008. There isn't much about family attractions that Ashley doesn't know, after visiting hundreds of them worldwide over the last 20 years.

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