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The 7 Best Vacation Destinations for Nature Lovers

mother and son African Elephant in Serengeti National Park Tanzania

Nature has a unique way of filling our souls with peace, wonder, and adventure. For those who find tranquility in the rustle of leaves, awe in the sprawl of landscapes, wonder in nature’s creativity and beauty in the natural world around us, this post is for you.

If you’re drawn to the call of the wild, like we are, certain travel destinations offer experiences that are both profound and unforgettable.

We’ve had the amazing fortune of visiting six of these natural wonderlands for ourselves and the seventh has sat atop our mile long dream destination bucket list for almost two decades. We WILL get there eventually!

7 Best Vacation Destinations for Nature Lovers

Hopefully you can check out all these places for yourself. Until then, here are our top seven best travel destinations that every nature lover should experience.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

For an unforgettable safari experience, the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is a must-visit. Famous for its annual migration of over two million wildebeest and zebras, the Serengeti offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa.

Here, you can see the drama of predator and prey in its most authentic form. Accommodations range from luxury lodges to mobile camps, allowing visitors to stay in the heart of the wilderness.

This is the only travel destination for nature lovers on our bucket list that we haven’t marked off yet though we’re hoping it happens sooner than later. Waking up in a camp to the sounds of the Serengeti could only be enhanced if there were giraffes and elephants visible from our tent, something I hear happens often. Thinking of heading there yourself? You’ll likely need a Tanzania visa and a reputable guide.

the best Travel Destinations for Nature Lovers Two zebras in with background flamingo

Banff National Park, Canada

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. With its surreal turquoise lakes, such as the world-famous Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, towering mountains, and diverse wildlife, Banff offers an unparalleled mountain escape. Hiking enthusiasts can explore trails like the Plain of Six Glaciers or take the scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway.

Moraine lake in Banff national park Alberta Canada canoes mountains deep blue green lake

In summer, you can take a canoe on Lake Louise’s turquoise waters or, if you prefer more solitude, hike up to Consolation Lakes for unforgettable scenery. No matter where you go in the park there are hikes and pathways with plenty of back country opportunities and even a few hot springs to soak in after a long day on the trail.

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