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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.

African Safari Travel Videos

Top 10 Polar Arctic & Antarctica Wildlife Tours for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Classic Antarctica Air Cruise$159958Dec 6, 2024Embark on this 8-day Antarctic cruise on the Magellan Explorer. Fly over the Drake Passage round-trip from Punta Arenas to King George Island where …
Norway's Fjords and Arctic Svalbard (Northbound)$2472217May 28, 2025Cruise across Norway's fjords and Arctic Svalbard on a 17-day expedition aboard the National Geographic Resolution, and explore the wilderness, …
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake$167958Dec 5, 2024Fly over the Drake Passage and experience the fastest and most direct way to Antarctica on this 8-day polar expedition. Zodiac cruise in search of …
Svalbard Odyssey$1679512Jul 2, 2025Join a 12-day expedition aboard the Greg Mortimer roundtrip Oslo, discovering the marvels of Svalbard's perpetual daylight. Encounter polar bears and …
Antarctic Small Ship Expedition$699510Nov 14, 2024Embark on this 10-day Antarctic adventure with Magellan Explorer. Sail the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia and across the Drake Passage to the western …
Classic Antarctica Air Cruise$114958Dec 2, 2024Embark on this 8-day Antarctic adventure with Ocean Nova Air Cruises. Fly over the Drake Passage from Punta Arenas to King George Island where you …
Antarctica - Basecamp$880013Nov 1, 2024Embark on MV Hondius for an adventure of a lifetime. This 13-day expedition cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula is packed full of adventure with hiking …
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula$899510Feb 16, 2025Board Ocean Victory on this 10-day cruise to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Set foot on the Antarctic continent as well as …
Antarctica Express Air Cruise$49956Nov 29, 2024The fastest possible trip to Antarctica, and one of most economical is this 6-day cruise/flight starting in Ushuaia. Sail the Beagle Channel, Cape …
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent$1119511Nov 5, 2024On this 11-day adventure to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula you'll cruise through sea ice, witness penguins building their …

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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Best Marine Wildlife Tours for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Wildlife Odyssey$768415Jun 23, 2024Discover 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$25065Jun 26, 2024This 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$51905Jun 25, 2024The 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$29908Jul 27, 2024On 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$59008Nov 16, 2024Board 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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Our Favorite Costa Rica and Amazon Rainforest Tours

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Authentic Amazon$56908Jun 23, 2024Explore the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest aboard the M/V Anakonda for an 8-day tour of Amazon Tributaries. Explore isolated communities and rare, …
Costa Rica Quest$19288Jun 23, 2024This exciting 8-day tour of Costa Rica takes you to Tortuguero National Park, rafting on the thrilling Sarapiqui River, and up the slopes of the …
Beaches & Rainforest$19058Jun 23, 2024This 8-day Costa Rica tour explores the Caribbean, Cahuita National Park & the Pacuare River, where white water rafting, hiking, climbing, and …
Adventure Pacifica$22459Jun 23, 2024Enjoy a 9-day version of our classic Adventure Pacifica tour. Experience all that Costa Rica has to offer with opportunities to hike, raft, search …
Amazon Journey via Ucayali River -High Water Season$18574Jun 26, 2024La Perla hosts this 4-day Amazon cruise from Iquitos. Explore the Amazon, Ucayali, and Pacaya Rivers on their way deep into the Pacaya Samiria …
Incas and Rainforest$242410Jun 24, 2024Journey through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu and explore the Peruvian Amazon in this 10 day tour. Spend 3 nights in the Amazon, observing the …

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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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.

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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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