Our Animal Encounters Around The World

Our favourite experiences, as we road trip around the world, are our animal and wildlife encounters. Whether it’s a pride of lions or a herd of elephants in the wilds of Africa, common garden birds flitting around us, or the pets we look after on our house-sits, they all make our journey special.

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Animal Encounters Around the World

Jump ahead for specific country animal encounters or scroll down to browse.

We’ve come face to face with a growling leopard and stumbled upon an endangered and rare pangolin... TWICE.

We’ve had meerkats underfoot in Namibia, tripped over puffins in Wales, fed reindeer in Sweden, cuddled abandoned baby monkeys in South Africa and just got dressed before a lion came strolling into camp in Botswana.

When we aren’t camping and road-tripping, we use TrustedHousesitters to find pet sits worldwide. Looking after pets in return for free accommodation saves us an incredible amount on accommodation costs.

🐾 Find out more about the joys, tears and laughter we’ve experienced on our many house sits.

Wildlife Encounters in Botswana


Wildlife Encounters in South Africa

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Wildlife Encounters in Namibia

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UK Wildlife Encounters

Visit our ETSY STORE for our Wildlife Photography Prints

Planning Your Travels?

These are the travel resources we recommend and use when planning our trips.

For a more thorough list, visit our Travel Resources page here.

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