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.
There aren’t many travel experiences more rewarding that seeing wild animals in thier natural habitat.
Top Safari Holidays Destinations in Africa
Bear watching in Katmai National Park, Alaska
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
11 Stunning South American Wild Cats
Spotting wild jaguars in Brazil
On the trail of the Ocelot in Brazil
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 nature during coronavirus lockdown
Where to See Australian Native Wildlife in Sydney
Insider’s Guide to Whale Watching in Sydney
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.