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5 Stunning Animal Tourism Spots You Can Feel Good About Going To

With holidays coming up, here’s some incredible places you can go for killer Instagram pics, that also help out our animal friends.

#1 Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

 

 

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The Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is the first and only ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket, despite there being many elephant tourism experiences in Thailand. It takes in elephants that have been abused and overworked in logging and trekking industries. The team clearly really love their elephants, and you can see the personal relationships they have with them on their instagram – there’s even a cute story for each one. It’s a great way to get up close and personal to some amazing animals, whilst also supporting their rehabilitation.

#2 Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra

 

 

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Wild Sumatra is a sustainable ecotourism group that’ll take you trekking through the Kerinci Seblat National Park. They spot heaps of incredible animals including wild Sumatran tigers and sun bears. The park is as big as Bali and full of amazing wildlife to spot, with a stunning rainforest that looks like its from a fantasy movie. Wild Sumatra makes sure the money goes into tiger conservation projects and the local area, so you’re supporting the local community as well as the animals.

#3 Chumbe Island Coral Park

 

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The Chumbe Island Coral Park is the world’s first protected marine area, and the whole island aims at zero impact on the environment. It has a coral reef, a forest reserve and tons of natural wildlife. Your money goes to protecting the animals, wildlife research, and even local community education, so you can rest easy knowing your hard earned dollars are going to a great cause.

#4 Galapagos Islands

 

 

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No doubt you’ve heard of the incredible Galapagos Islands, home to some of the most unique animals in the world. G adventures takes you cruising through the islands where you can snorkel with sea lions and exotic marine iguanas. One of the main visions of G Adventures is to make sure all the animals on their tours are taken care of, and they partner with heaps of animal welfare groups to make that a reality.

#5 Serengeti National Park

 

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The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is famous for its stunning wildebeest migration. Once a year over two million wildebeest journey across the plains for water. Above Safaris takes you on a trip to watch the migration, whilst also using your tourism to help protect the wildebeests. It’s a great way to witness something incredible on your holiday and give back to mother nature.

Image Source: Instagram @phuketelephantsanctuary, @wildsumatra, @chumbeisland, @diveinecuador, @abovesafaris, Facebook: Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

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