Which Projects Should You Visit In 2016?

Which Projects Should You Visit In 2016?

Posted by Connor Whelan on 29th Dec 2015

2015 has flown by in the blink of an eye and the New Year is just three days away! With this is mind, we thought we would help you out with any travel-related resolutions you may be thinking of with our top 4 recommendations for traveling in the New Year! The projects and tours below are just that bit more special in the New Year for reasons you will find out shortly, so read up and get a head start on 2016’s wanderlust!

The Great Turtle Project – Sri Lanka

Baby Turtle

As if the fact that helping to protect the beautiful sea turtles wasn’t enough, this project is set in the picturesque region of Kosgoda and you will spend a lot of your time on the beach! Hatching season has already started, but it reaches its peak in February and March so New Year is the ideal time to head out and volunteer with the baby turtles. One of the most important activities on the project is releasing the hatchlings into the sea at night-time so they will be protected from predators and give themselves a fighting chance at survival. Sadly only a few from each batch make it to adulthood, and this is why every egg, every hatchling, and every turtle is crucial to the survival of the species. Your work as a volunteer in what is one of the busiest periods for the sanctuary will be greatly appreciated and you will make a real difference to the lives of the turtles. If you want to find out more about the project then take a look here!

Kuhmo Husky Safari and Northern Lights Tour – Finland

Northern Lights

Finland is a place of incredible wildlife, wilderness, and sights which are unavailable anywhere else in the world. This tour is the perfect chance to see the Finnish landscape in all of its glory through one of the most incredible methods of transportation available, a husky led safari. On this safari you will have a chance of seeing the unbelievable Northern Lights. Whilst we can’t promise you’ll get to see them as the visibility of the lights is dependent on a variety of factors, we can tell you that January to March are probably three of the most popular months for Aurora hunting due to their long, dark nights and heavy snowfall which will keep you entertained in the daytime! Even if you don’t get to see the Aurora Borealis you will discover Wolves, Wolverines and Reindeer in their natural habitat so a trip to Finland would be a great way to start the New Year! If this sounds like something you would like to look further into, then you can do so here.

Tiger Tours

Tiger

Seeing a Tiger in the wild is something that will be on many people’s to-do lists for 2016. The period from October to April is classified as ‘the best time to visit India’ due to the cooler climate. This means that game drives and travelling across the vast country will be far more comfortable and you will have more of a chance to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery! As the scenery in the country changes with the weather, so do your chances of seeing a Tiger. February and March are probably the best times to see Tigers in India, and this is down to the temperature rapidly increasing and creating drier, dustier foliage making it easier to spot the Tigers before they disappear into the more dense vegetation! If you want to start this year with an unforgettable experience, then take a closer look at our Tiger projects here.

Victoria Falls Conservation Experience – Zimbabwe

Baby Rhino

The chance to see the ‘Big 5’ in the wild is something that is well worth considering on its own, but when you pair it with the fact that January, February and March are birthing season in the bush it is an opportunity you would be silly to pass up on! Zimbabwe is a great place to see the Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, and Rhino and the Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve at which the project takes place is home to all five. Early in the New Year is the time of the year which will give you the best chance to see the newly born animals in their natural habitats, so if this sounds like something you would want to do then find out more!

Hopefully this blog has given you some idea of where you can head off to in 2016, but if you have any further questions then please don't hesitate to ask!


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