Rainforests and Jungles

Tailor made wildlife holidays to rainforests and jungles

One of the most colourful and species rich environments on earth rainforests are endlessly fascinating to the naturalist.  A ‘jungle’ is really a Sanscript word used commonly in Asia to describe dense tropical forests but really the jungle is a layer in the rainforest where the leaf canopy collapses onto the ground and a tangle of vines, shrubs and small trees evolve. Technically there are two types of rainforest, tropical and temperate.  Warmth and wetness are needed to provide this environment, so most rainforests are around the equatorial belt of the planet.  A minimum annual rainfall of about 68-78 inches normally defines rainforest.

Like me, you have probably enjoyed TV programmes such as Bruce Parry’s Amazon and David Attenborough’s documentaries, introducing us to the amazing plant life, animals and indeed the people who live in these tropical forests. Plants of all kinds here are used in medicine and as food sources, in fact over a quarter of natural medicines were discovered in rainforests. Because the climate is constant, trees flower at different times of the year, offering all round food sources when birds and insects pollinate them. Most wildlife lives in the canopy, so bear in mind that when you are taking part in rainforest walks, you will be looking up most of the time! 

Primates, other tree dwelling mammals, birds and insects all live in top part of the forest. Beautiful birds are found all over the world in rainforests, including the Birds of Paradise in Papua New Guinea and the parrot family of South America.  Primates including Orang-Utans of Borneo, Chimpanzees in Africa, Lemurs of Madagascar and New World monkeys of South America can be found in the world’s rainforest belt. In Asia, explore the parks of India that gave inspiration for the Jungle Book stories with it’s beautiful tigers and wildlife tours on long boats in Indonesia are a great way to explore forests of Borneo and Malaysia. Latin America has so much jungle and rainforest to explore, it would take years to see it all!  Head for Brazil, Peru or Ecuador for the Amazon rainforest and for real adventure in off the beaten track destinations head for the ‘Lost World’ in the mountainous rainforests of Venezeula and GuyanaCosta Rica is one of the richest rainforest environments on earth and the proximity to the Caribbean makes this a popular and easy to do wildlife holiday.

Whether you want to learn about the lives of the people of the world’s forests, marvel at the stunning colours and weird evolution of the flora and fauna or simply want to experience a different world, contact us tailor a rainforest holiday to your exact requirements. 01728 748209 talk to us on live chat or send an enquiry now!

I booked my trip in the UK through 'Travel With Jules' to avoid having to send large sums of money to a foreign bank account. Using a UK agent obviously adds to the cost, but I considered it well worth it for financial security, and certainty that there would actually be someone waiting for me when I stepped off the plane. I visited Lobeke National Park and Sangha Lodge in Dzanga Sanga National Park. Amazing sightings of forest wildlife including elephants, lowland Gorillas, sitatunga, Mangabeys, forest hogs and stunning bird life.
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