Natural attractions

Though mankind has impressed itself with cultural attractions and architecture, most of our feats have been dwarfed by the miracles of nature.

However, as our footprint on nature expands, many travellers want to take the opportunity to see these wonders before it is too late. Many argue that we should pursue sustainable travel and leave-no-trace camping to preserve them for future generations.


A zoo is a facility where animals are held in more or less artificial enclosures. The level of animal ethics vary a lot between zoos.

A safari park is a large enclosure where animals roam freely, and visitors enter by car or other vehicles.

A game reserve or nature reserve is an open-land area for protection of wild animals, with a leave-no-trace mandate. Animals live naturally, and the park crew usually only interfere with them for research, conservation, or population control.

When watching animals in the wild, patience and keen eyes are key. If an animal isn't moving, you might well walk right by without noticing it, so pay attention. Move quietly. And if you're hoping to see wild animals somewhere that gets more than a very small number of visitors, consider going early in the day, before other people have had a chance to scare the animals away.


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