The Best Travel Destinations for Nature Lovers

best countries to visit for nature lovers

Do you find peace in untouched natural places? Then you need to create a list of natural travel destinations. Some of the benefits of visiting nature destinations are the increase in mindfulness, the increased creativity, and the improvement of your mood. Let’s look at some of the best travel destinations for nature lovers.

Best Places to Visit For Nature Lovers

The photo above shows me on one of the hilltops near Sarajevo, in Bosnia - beautiful sights, wonderful hikes, highly recommended! Here are some other places we recommend for nature lovers.

#1. Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

New Zealand is a country full of unique flora and fauna. One of the most amazing places you can visit in the country is Waitomo Caves, and this place is known for its glowing worms. The place has three different caves, and the best one is known as Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The cave is extremely large, and sailing below it will give you an unmatched experience. The other caves are also quite interesting, and they include Ruakuri Cave and Aranui Cave.

As you visit the caves, you should also take a trip to one of the 13 national parks in the country and explore Tauranga, situated in the picturesque Bay of Plenty, where you can revel in stunning beaches and start your days savoring coffee at one of the top-notch cafes Tauranga has to offer.

best places to visit for nature lovers

When taking flights to New Zealand, you should use an airline booking service. This way, you will be matched with the most affordable airlines.

#2. Mosi-oa-Tunya, Zambia/ Zimbabwe

This is the largest waterfall in the world, and it is a must-visit for anyone who is excited by nature. The waterfall can be viewed from both Zambia and Zimbabwe. In fact, there are more viewing points in Zimbabwe. However, since the early 2000s, tourists have generally preferred visiting Zambia to see the waterfall since its economic and political climate was more conducive.

best countries to visit for nature lovers

When you go to Mosi-oa-Tunya, make sure you take a swim in the Devil’s Pool. This is a natural rock pool right on the edge of the waterfall. You can also hike down to Boiling Pot, where you can swim at the bottom of the waterfall.

#3. Northern Lights, Scandinavia

The Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon that occurs in Scandinavian countries. The best countries to view the lights are Finland, Norway, and Sweden. In order to view the lights, you should visit these countries between September and April.

best places to visit for nature lovers

Hotels and authorities throughout Scandinavia compete for tourists by claiming that they are the best places to view the Northern Lights, but in reality, you will be able to see the lights from any northern location of Scandinavia. This is because the sun doesn’t rise in winter, and this makes it easier to spot the lights. While lots of cities are famous for aurora trips, the most popular ones are Tromso, Svalbard, and Kiruna.

Wrap Up: Best Places to Visit For Nature Lovers

As a nature lover, you should create a bucket list of places you should visit. One of the top places you need to visit is Waitomo Caves in New Zealand. These caves have glowworms, and these make it an amazing experience. The other place you should visit is Mosi-oa-Tunya in Zambia. You can also view this waterfall from Zimbabwe. You should note that it is the largest waterfall in the world and has great swimming locations like the Devil’s Pool. You should also make a point of visiting northern Scandinavia to see the Northern Lights. You can see these lights between September and April. And last but not least: Puzzlewood in England's Forest of Dean is another wonderful place to visit for nature lovers! Here's a vlog of our time there - enjoy! :)

So, what do you think? Have we convinced you to visit some (or any) of these places? We hope we did! :) Let us know and please feel free to give us tips and advice!

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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