20 Epic Safaris for the Ultimate Adventure

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In an age where the closest many get to wildlife is scrolling through #Safari on Instagram or mistaking their neighbor’s oversized cat for a mountain lion, the call of the wild is more tempting than ever. Of course, we’re talking about the kind of safari adventures where the only shooting done is with a camera and the only thing being trapped is the beauty of nature in a 4K resolution. Let’s embark on 20 of the world’s ultimate safari destinations: Where the only things being hunted are memories, and the biggest trophy you’ll take home is a deeper appreciation for the planet. 

1. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Experience the Great Migration, nature’s own reality show, complete with dramatic river crossings and stealthy predators. Spoiler alert: Not all contestants make it to the final round.

2. Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Where the water is clearer than your post-safari intentions of going vegan, and elephants double as landscape photographers’ muses.

3. Kruger National Park, South Africa

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A place so rich in biodiversity, it makes New York’s melting pot look like a kiddie pool. Here, the Big Five roam, and tourists in safari hats try to blend in—spoiler: they don’t.

4. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Witness the circle of life in HD, and yes, it’s just as tear-jerking as the Lion King, minus the catchy tunes.

5. Yellowstone National Park, USA

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Discover where the buffalo roam, and why getting too close for a selfie is a hospital trip waiting to happen.

6. Pantanal, Brazil

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It’s like the Amazon’s less famous sibling, but with more jaguars, proving once again that it’s the quiet ones you have to watch.

7. Ranthambore National Park, India

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Come for the tigers, stay because you’ve accidentally wandered into a monkey’s territory and it’s now holding your camera hostage.

8. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

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Trek through a forest so dense, even Google Maps throws its hands up and says, “You’re on your own, buddy.”

9. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

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The only place where iguanas look like they’re plotting world domination and tortoises are revered like slow-moving, wise old sages.

10. Madagascar

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Where the wildlife is as unique as the last season of your favorite show—amazing to watch but impossible to explain to someone who’s never seen it.

11. Chobe National Park, Botswana

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Boasting an elephant population so large, you’ll start to wonder who’s actually observing whom.

12. Amazon Rainforest, Multiple Countries

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The ultimate “choose your own adventure” book, where every decision leads you deeper into nature’s untamed heart (and possibly into a piranha’s mouth).

13. Etosha National Park, Namibia

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A salt pan so vast, it’s like nature’s own infinity pool, minus the luxury and plus the lions.

14. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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Where you can witness elephants taking mud baths, which is surprisingly more graceful than most humans in a spa.

15. Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

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Leopards, elephants, and bears—oh my! It’s like the island took the concept of biodiversity and just ran with it.

16. Jim Corbett National Park, India

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Named after a legendary tiger hunter who turned conservationist because even he couldn’t deny the appeal of seeing a tiger in the wild, not on a wall.

17. Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

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Home to mountain gorillas who have mastered the art of the “do not disturb” look better than any hotel guest.

18. Denali National Park, USA

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Where you’re more likely to encounter a bear than decent cell service, reminding you there’s more to life than streaming.

19. Kangaroo Island, Australia

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It’s like Australia decided to create a VIP section for its most iconic wildlife. VIP stands for Very Important Possums, obviously.

20. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, USA/Canada

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A place so remote, your biggest concern will be whether the polar bears consider your parka high fashion or a snack.


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Remember, in the great game of safari, the only winning shot is the one captured on camera, contributing to conservation efforts and the ongoing battle to protect these magnificent creatures from the horrors of big game hunting.

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Ghost Roads of America: 12 Haunted Highways with Tales of Terror and Creepy Rest Stops

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18 High-Crime Cities in the US You Should Avoid

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20 Things That Americans Tolerate That Canadians Would Never Accept

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Canadians often find American customs ranging from amusing to astonishing. From the quirky to the confounding, let’s explore the U.S. through a Canadian lens—maple syrup and poutine in hand. Get ready for a journey that’s both odd and insightful, seen from the Great White North. 20 Things That Americans Tolerate That Canadians Would Never Accept

22 of America’s Most Charming Towns

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Hit the road and discover America’s coziest towns, real-life versions of those quaint settings from your favorite novels. Explore charming streets where every storefront tells a story and locals greet everyone with a hello. Ready to dive into the charm? 22 of America’s Most Charming Towns

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