A Comparison of Churchill, Svalbard and Baffin Island
Sightings of large carnivores are often top of the safari-goer’s wish list. Planet Earth has no shortage of fearsome predators to choose from, but even if you’re dead set on a particular species, a range of possibilities still exist that allow you alter your safari experience.
If the lions of the Masai Mara aren’t your thing, you could perhaps opt for the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, the black-maned lions of the Kalahari Desert, or even the sole Panthera leo population found outside of Africa, the Asiatic lions of India’s Sasan Gir National Park. Tracking Bengal tigers on a traditional Indian safari is a completely different experience to setting camera traps in Russia’s Durminskoye Reserve with Siberian tiger expert Alexander Batalov, while brown bears can be sighted in a host of locations throughout Eurasia and North America, including Alaska, Kamchatka and the Himalayas, with each location home to a different subspecies.