Welcome to The Wildlife Diaries – a wildlife travel blog dedicated to watching wildlife and exploring spectacular landscapes around the world. Here, you will find trip reports, advice on the best locations to see particular species of wildlife, and suggested itineraries to tailor your own wildlife adventures. Explore the featured posts below or choose a category from the main menu.

Wildlife Travel

There aren’t many travel experiences more rewarding that seeing wild animals in thier natural habitat.

Top African Safari Holidays Destinations

Top Safari Holidays Destinations in Africa

Bear watching in Katmai National Park, Alaska

Bear watching in Katmai National Park, Alaska

Bhutan animals

Bhutan’s Animals and National Parks

Spotting Wild Cats in the Wild

A few years ago, I set myself on an ambitious quest to see all species of wild cats in their natural habitat. Follow me on my quest and meet some of the most charismatic animals on earth

wild cat species - Oncilla

11 Stunning South American Wild Cats

Jaguar resting on the bank of Cuiaba river in Porto Jofre, Brazil

Spotting wild jaguars in Brazil

ocelot relaxing on a tree branch in the pantanal

On the trail of the Ocelot in Brazil

Wild Sydney

Sydney, Australia is now my home town. It is also one of the greenest cities in the world with plenty of opportunities for spotting wildlife and exploring spectacular landscapes

enjoying wildlife while in sel-isolation

Enjoying nature during coronavirus lockdown

long-beaked echidna

Where to See Australian Native Wildlife in Sydney

Humpback whale breaching

Insider’s Guide to Whale Watching in Sydney

About Me

My name is Margarita and I am a Russian-born wanderer currently settled in Australia. I travel mostly in search of spectacular wildlife encounters with occasional culture trips in between.

My background is in wildlife conservation, but today, I wear many hats: a travel writer, a wildlife photographer and as of 2020, a postgraduate researcher looking into the relationships between people and wild cats in the context of the current extinction crisis.

Read my Travel CV in Sydney Sun Herald’s Escape section to get a sense of the adventures that wildlife travel entails.

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