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Adventure Life's authentic wildlife and safari adventures whisk you away to the heart of jungles, plains, mountains, and environments teeming with wild animals. On an open-air 4x4 game drive safari tour through Africa's grasslands, seek the Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo. Or trek Antarctica's glaciers in search of penguins, fur seals, and whales. South and Central American rainforests, particularly the Galapagos IslandsCosta Rica, and the Amazon Jungle, are home to the majority of the world's unique species. Hike across Alaska's millions of acres of wildlife reserves and national parks in search of grizzly and black bears, or dive in the South Pacific's warm waters among beautiful reefs and marine life. Enjoy the best wildlife experiences in the world while staying on one of our cruise ships, safari hotels, lodges, or camps. Plan your ideal safari tour today!

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Top 10 Animals Found in Africa

A safari in Africa isn't complete without wildlife. Predators and Prey are the two types of wildlife you may encounter in Africa. On hour-long game drives through the savanna and highlands, you may see:
  • Lions
  • Cheetahs
  • Buffalo
  • Rhinoceros
  • Leopards
  • Giraffes
  • Elephants
  • Gorillas
  • Hyenas 
  • Kudu
  • Tsessebe
  • Wildebeests 
Top Safari Regions and National Parks in Africa: Top Safari Adventure Destinations

A safari journey takes you away from the bustling urban African cities and into a wild world of predator-prey games. Here are some of the best places to go on a safari.

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Top 10 Polar Arctic & Antarctica Wildlife Tours for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Antarctic Small Ship Expedition$549510Nov 11, 2022Leaving from Ushuaia, Argentina, this 10-day small ship expedition cruise of Antarctica is an excellent value and takes you through the Beagle …
Antarctic Explorer - Sail/Fly Expedition$1529511Jan 18, 2023Enjoy 11 days aboard the Sylvia Earle and explore the vast white continent of Antarctica. Get a chance to spot seals and penguins on their natural …
Antarctic - Basecamp$905012Jan 3, 2023Embark on the MV Plancius for this active small ship cruise of Antarctica. Anchor at stunning spots to maximize time exploring Antarctica by foot, …
North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales$24508Nov 19, 2022Get your camera ready for this North Norway cruise which follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. …
Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard$2096016May 29, 2023Cruise across Norway's fjords and Arctic Svalbard on a 16-day expedition aboard the National Geographic Resolution, and explore the wilderness, …
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey$2409521Dec 19, 2022This 21-day roundtrip Ushuaia voyage aboard Sylvia Earle encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the enchanting wildlife haven of South …
Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears$1149514May 18, 2023This two-week Arctic cruise aboard the brand new expedition vessel Ultramarine, equipped with 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, luxurious onboard amenities …
Emblematic Antarctica$1135012Nov 19, 2022Join L'Austral for this 12-day polar expedition cruise to the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula. Embark on an unforgettable voyage and succumb to the …
Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent$1678012Nov 29, 2022This 12-day classic luxury Antarctica cruise on the National Geographic Endurance takes you to huge tabular icebergs in pools of turquoise blue …
Classic Antarctica Air Cruise$134958Dec 1, 2022Embark on this 8-day Antarctic adventure with Magellan Explorer Air Cruises. Fly over the Drake Passage from Punta Arenas to King George Island where …

Guide to Polar Arctic & Antarctica Wildlife

Top Antarctica Wildlife 

Whales. Whale watching is a highlight of each Antarctic expedition. Whales seen in Antarctica include Humpback, Blue, Southern Right, Sei, Antarctic Minke, Fin, Sperm, and Killer Whales.

Penguins. Antarctica and its adjacent islands include seven major species: Adelie, Chinstrap, Emperor, Gentoo, Rockhopper, Macaroni, and King.  

Seals. The Antarctic is home to six seal species: the Weddell, Ross, leopard, crabeater, and fur seals, as well as the huge elephant seals, which may weigh up to 4000 kg, or about 9000 pounds!

Birds. Penguins, albatrosses, cormorants, petrels, bitterns, shearwaters, herons, egrets, ducks, geese, swans, sheathbills, skuas, jaegers, and gulls are just some of the 46 bird species that call Antarctica home.

Antarctica has penguins, seals, whales, and birds, but no polar bears. Polar bears do not live in Antarctica. 
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Wildlife of the Arctic

Polar bears, narwhals, belugas, caribou, walruses, wolves, and puffins are among the indigenous Artic wildlife.

Polar bears are found only in the Arctic, not in Antarctica. Polar bears prefer the north polar region because it has more snow and ice.

Travelers on an Arctic vacation can experience the world-famous wildlife of Greenland, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Finland, Russia, and the Scottish Isles. A tour to the Arctic may also include stops in the far-flung North Pole, Svalbard, or Norway's volcanic Jan Mayen island.


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6 Best Marine Wildlife Tours for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Wildlife Odyssey$696015Jul 29, 2022Discover three natural wonders of the world in one amazing trip: the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. …
Galapagos Southeast Islands$23105Jul 29, 2022This affordable 5-day Galapagos cruise aboard the Coral I or II explores the southeastern and central islands of the Galapagos including San …
Northern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise$48205Jul 29, 2022The Ocean Spray luxury catamaran takes you on a 5-day Galapagos Northern Islands cruise, exploring Genovesa, South Plaza, Mosquero, and Santiago. …
Tahiti & the Society Islands$28508Jul 29, 2022On this 8-day cruise through Polynesian paradise, explore the best of the South Pacific from aboard the Paul Gauguin, with stops in the …
Hawaiian Seascapes$57958Jul 29, 2022Board the boutique yacht Safari Explorer for an 8-day cruise of the Hawaiian paradise between four islands - Moloka'i, Lana'i, Maui, and Hawaii. …

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Videos of Galapagos Islands Animals

Our 6 Favorite Costa Rica and Amazon Rainforest Tours for 2022-2023

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Sacha Lodge$20547Jul 28, 2022Flying from Quito to the Amazonian city of Coca, board a canoe down the Napo River where we'll have four nights exploring the Amazon rainforest at …
La Selva Lodge$20597Jul 28, 2022Spend four nights in the Ecuadorian Amazon at the La Selva rainforest lodge with professional naturalists and indigenous guides. Paddle a canoe on …
Wildlife Odyssey$696015Jul 28, 2022Discover three natural wonders of the world in one amazing trip: the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. …
Turtles & Rainforest Pacuare Reserve$22918Jul 28, 2022This 8-day ecological tour of Costa Rica combines nature and adventure as we join biologists to study giant leatherback turtles for two nights at …
Andes and Amazon$441615Jul 28, 2022Our most complete tour of Ecuador. Explore colonial Cuenca, the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, and the town of Baños, before descending to Amazon …
Authentic Amazon$51358Jul 31, 2022Explore the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest aboard the M/V Anakonda for an 8-day tour of Amazon Tributaries. Explore isolated communities and rare, …

Guide for Costa Rica & Amazon Rainforest Exploration

Costa Rica Birding

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned birder, the tropical temperature and deep jungles are ideal for over 600 native species and over 200 seasonal migrants.
  • hummingbird species
  • Quetzal en vogue
  • Motmot rufo
  • Kingfishers
  • Toucans & Aracaris
  • Manakin White Collar

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6 Best Alaska Wilderness Tours for 2022-2023

Alaska Wildlife Guide

Alaska's Wildlife

Wildlife in Alaska's wide and pristine environment is breathtaking. The majority of animals here are mammalian, adapted to Alaska's harsh winters by thick fur coats or fat layers. Glacier Bay National Park, the Inside Passage, and millions of acres of wildlife reserves and national parks are among Alaska's natural wonders.

Land mammals: grizzly and black bears, as well as the elusive polar bear (found only in the extreme north), as well as moose, caribou, and smaller furbearing animals such as marten, mink, wolves, and dawes sheep, are all sights to behold.

Marine mammals include humpback whales, orcas, beluga whales, bowhead whales, harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters, and walruses.

Bald and golden eagles are the most well-known birds, but there are also ptarmigans, loons, owls, swans, and puffins.

Five kinds of salmon thrive in these frigid northern seas, contributing significantly to the food chain.

Alaska Grizzly Sighting Video

Safari & Wildlife Expedition Travel Guide

What to expect on a wildlife or safari experience with Adventure Life
Animal lovers rejoice! If you choose an Adventure Life wildlife or safari experience, you are guaranteeing yourself a front-row seat to the fascinating displays of animals in their wild and natural habitats. Our wildlife tours visit all corners of the globe, so no matter which animals intrigue you, we have a tour to match your interests:
  • African Safaris take you across the plains and grasslands of the world's biggest continent, tracking the likes of lions, hippos, giraffes, gazelles, kudus, and more! Witness the Great Migration of zebras and wildebeests in Tanzania on a Serengeti Safari. Track gorillas deep in the jungles of Rwanda and enjoy lemur sightings in Madagascar.
  • Trek across glaciers and navigate icebergs and fjords in dinghies to see humpback whales, King Penguins, and other rugged wildlife that thrives in the great white continent of the Polar Arctic and Antarctic
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant marine wildlife and coral reefs of the tropical beaches of the Galapagos Islands, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific as you snorkel and kayak in the crystal clear turquoise waters.
  • Spot pirhanas, caiman crocodiles, pink river dolphins, and anacondas​ in the Amazon. Explore the rainforests of Costa Rica to observe jaguars, monkeys, bats, Jesus Christ lizardtapirs, and Scarlet macaws​.
  • Witness the wild creatures that populate Canada and Alaska, like orcas, humpback whales, bears, and moose!
  • Visit sanctuaries in Asia where pandas are protected, bred, and rescued.

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