The 15 Best Vacations For Animal Lovers

If you love animals, you probably want them to play a big role in your vacation.

According to The Humane Society, 79.7 million people in the U.S. own a pet. But for some, owning a pet is rewarding, but it isn't enough. Many individuals would love to travel to exotic locations where they can view unique wildlife and satisfy their urge to be up close to animals.[slideshow:89216]

*Related: How Owning a Pet Makes You Healthier

For instance, you can go to the Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa and get up close and personal with elephants; swim with dolphins in Kaikoura, New Zealand; vacation in Giraffe Manor in Kenya and feed giraffes; and you can visit China for up close panda encounters.

From extreme safaris to national reserves and guided excursions, the vacations on this list will not disappoint. In no particular order, with the help from, we have compiled a list of the 15 best vacations for animal lovers.


The 15 Best Vacations for Animal Lovers


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