Grab your passport and head to Ningaloo Reef in Australia between April to July to see the world’s biggest fish on their migration through these waters. Ningaloo Reef is one of the few places in the world where whale sharks gather in large – and we mean huge – numbers. To make sure that you have your best chance of seeing them, Sal Salis will send a spotter plane into the sky who will relay the information to your boat captain. So by the time you’ve finished breakfast on the boat and put on your fins, you should be able to jump into the water in sight of a whale shark.
Book into the Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Malaysia to spy orangutans. More than 500 orangutan live in the Danum Valley Conservation Area in which the lodge is set. Wake to the sounds of the Bornean gibbons, then trek into the jungle to spy the orangutans at home in the wild. You can finish your day with dinner on the terrace of the lodge while looking out over the jungle.
Join the Jaguar Habituation Team at the Caiman Ecological Refuge in Brazil as they go out to track the illusive feline. During the day you can look for tracks and help set camera traps so that you can catch these shy creatures on film. Then at sunset you can join the team as they use the tracker on the animals’ collars to help find them in the jungle.