and plants: Various wildlife parks, Costa Rica.
This miniscule and pacific tropical land embraces 70 national parks containing a vast variety of wildlife - especially
birds, but also thousands of flowering plants, volcanoes, beaches and mad activities. Best from December-April. Avoid May-November (rains)
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game safari: Masai Mara, Kenya.
Huge numbers of animals scattered across a spacious savannah. Too many tourists, but excellent wildlife access. Best July-September for wildebeest migration or for great weather December-March. Avoid April-June ( heavy rain).
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life: The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
A cluster of islands buzzing with curious animals unaffected by human company. December is when giant tortoise eggs begin to hatch and the Charles Darwin Research Centre is a pretty guaranteed place to see the little chaps.
Best January-March. Avoid July/August
and September, October, November.
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wildlife: Antarctic and South Georgia cruises.
seals, penguin, albatross, whales and more. Best December-January. OK November,
February, March. See tourist information for polar cruise/boat routes.
game safari: Serengeti and Ngorongoro, Tanzania.
Monster safari parks with a huge diversity of animals. Best December-February, June-September with Serengetti wildbeeste and zebra migration around July/August. Worst time: March-May (rains).
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