A Roaring Time: Big Cat Holidays

March 2, 2017 • Travel Tips • Views: 1965

Would you consider yourself to be a cat person?

Many of us do, and spend days trying to find ways to make their own moggy happier. Trailing toys, space to climb, only the best food – often we put more thought into rewarding our cats than we do ourselves. You’ll tell friends “I’m a big cat person!”, and they’ll look at your recently clawed sofa and respond: “… no? Really?”

But if you want to consider yourself a “big cat” person, maybe you need to see more big cats. (Apologies for the pun – hard to resist…)

The world is full of natural wonders and among those are its many variations on the feline species.

Yes, some differ from others in that your domestic kitty is more likely to purr in your lap than claw your ear off if you get too close. But in other ways, they’re a lot alike.

With your next holiday, you could see some of the most majestic creatures in the species.

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See Tigers In India

There are many tourist locations worldwide which promise the chance to see a tiger. Included among these are some very suspect spots, which will offer you the chance to have your photo taken with one. If a tiger will pose for a photo rather than trying to eat you, it has been drugged, and the attraction is to be avoided like the plague.

Instead, visit the Ranthambore National Park in India. The Tigers roam free there, but are used to the sound of parked vehicles. Therefore, they walk around in plain sight without needing to be coerced and they are an incredible site to see. It’s heartily recommended.

Like Leopards? Try Sri Lanka

If you prefer spots to try, then the sleeker type of feline might be more up your alley. A call to a travel agent in Sri Lanka offers you the best chance to see leopards in the wild – and it’s a choice worth taking.

There are a few places in Sri Lanka to potentially see a leopard, with Wilpattu National Park having a particularly high number. Unfortunately, they’re spread over a wide area and they might be hiding when you attend. Yala National Park, for this reason, is your best choice if you want to increase your chances of spotting this elusive species.

More Of A Lion Lover? Kenya Is Calling

Of course, for some people, the only big cat worthy of the name is the lion. It’s fair to say they are magnificent creatures, and their sociable nature means that if you see one, then you’re likely to see a lot. Better yet, you’ll see them interact with one another – this is the ultimate joy for any anthropologist. Lion cubs play with both one another and their parents; adults will defend their brood as well as surveying the plains for food and threat. It’s a nature documentary with your own eyes.

If you want to see lions, then the best travel option for you is the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya. It’s guaranteed you’ll go home, full of glorious playful lion memories, from this experience.

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