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Our Top Ten Wildlife Encounters Around the World

Ring-tailed lemurs, blue-footed boobies, and Komodo dragons are just a few of the amazing wildlife encounters we’ve experienced. Listen in as we countdown our top ten wild animal sightings from our travels around the world.

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Botswana elephants, an African safari must see.

Show Notes

05:45 – Number Ten – Alaska moose/swimming with dolphins

10:30 – Number Nine – Swimming with sharks/breakfast with elephants

14:15 – Number Eight – Cassowary in Daintree Rainforest/chimpanzee trek in Uganda

17:00 – Number Seven – Breaching Gray Whale in Alaska/swimming with sharks in Fiji

17:30 – Number Six – Hippo attack in Chobe/Everything in the Galapagos

20:15 – Number Five – Grizzlies at Brooks Lodge/Khama rhino sanctuary

25:30 – Number Four – Komodo Dragons in Komodo National Park Indonesia/Bwindi mountain gorillas in Uganda

30:00 – Number Three – Bwindi Mountain Gorillas/Madagascar Lemurs

33:00 – Number Two – Khama Rhino Sanctuary/Snow monkeys in Japan

36:45 – Number One – Galapagos Islands/Katmai Grizzlies

37:30 – Honorable mentions

39:00 – Notable domestic animal encounters

Really close-up view of a hippo with just the top of its head above water.
This seems to be a hippo’s preferred position.

The Best Wildlife Encounter Tours

We’ve curated this list of amazing tours that will take the reader to some of the most incredible wildlife encounters around the world.

Bright blue-footed boobies on a rock.
Bright blue-footed boobies on a rock.

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Podcaster Bios for Jim and Corinne: Jim and Corinne are a married couple who love everything travel. Having met and married in Germany, they’ve never stopped. Along the way, they have raised two kids, visited over 90 countries (including every country in Europe), and have plenty of stories and travel tips to share. Read more about them on our About page.