My Favourite Wildlife Experiences (So Far!)

What is my favourite wildlife experience?

That is a question asked by Audley Travel and Trips100 in a travel bloggers and vloggers challenge. The problem for me is that I could not lock it down to just one. I love seeing wildlife, possibly driven by growing up as a child in Zimbabwe and from a young age appreciating and being able to see wildlife.

So, here are my three top wildlife experiences from the last three years. Which of these would you most want to do and why? Leave a comment below as I would love to hear your answer to: what is your favourite wildlife experience you would like to do (or do again)?

Tanzania Safari

I had been on safari in Zimbabwe and South Africa, but I was totally amazed by Tanzania. The scale of the place and the enormous quantities of wildlife was staggering. Take a look at the animals I saw and filmed in my video below.

Watch my video of the best of the animals I saw below:

If you want to find out more about a Tanzania Safari and my tips, watch my Tanzania Safari Tips video too, and check out all the best photos from the tip on my Tanzania Safari Photo Album.

Bear Watching Finland

Close to the Russian border we sat quietly for a few hours in small wooden huts close to a river packed with salmon that the bears were known to come in the early evening to eat. The wait was worth it to see bears like this.

Bear Watching Karhu-Kuusamo Finland

Watch my video of the experience:

See all of my photos of these gorgeous bears in my Bear Viewing Finland Photo Album.

Svalbard Arctic 

This is probably the most remarkable overall travel experience to date. I saw polar bears, Arctic Fox, reindeers and massive walrus.

Watch my video of the highlights and wildlife

For all the wildlife and birdlife and images from my Arctic trip take a look at my Arctic Svalbard Photo Album.

This post is an entry into a competition by Trips100 and Audley Travel.

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Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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