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Jungle & Rainforest Adventures

JungleWith the new release of the children’s classic The Jungle Book arriving in cinemas within the next few days, at Questor Insurance we thought we would get in to the spirit by finding some of the most exciting jungles and rainforests around the world.

Darien National Park

Located in Central America, Darien National Park became a World Heritage site in 1982. The site is 575,000 hectares and spans across Panama stopping at the Colombian border. Consisting of a range of terrains and habitats including sandy beaches, rocky coastlines, swamps and tropical rainforests, it’s really letting you experience the best a jungle has to offer. Within the National park you will get the chance to see a number of plants and wildlife, some of which has been spotted within the park include the Guatemalan Black Howler, Night Monkey, Black Headed Spider Monkey, Capybara, Harpy Eagle and the American Crocodile.

Unlike other jungles and national parks two Indian tribes reside in the park. The tribes are welcoming to visitors and enjoy sharing their way of life, so why not swing by and say hello.

Danum Valley

Located in Malaysia, Danum Valley has been a conservation area since 1995. The forest boasts a range of extraordinary wildlife including Orangutans, Gibbons, Mousedeer, Clouded Leopards and East Sumatran Rhinoceros. The jungle is perfect for those looking to get back to nature and really enjoy what the forest has to offer, some of the activities which can take place within the forest includes jungle treks, wild river swimming, tours of the jungle and watching the local birds and wildlife.

The Congo Jungle

There are many small jungles around Africa to visit, each one with their own unique charms. The Congo Jungle is by far the largest and most famous jungle within Africa. The Congo is relatively undisturbed by tourists receiving few visitors each year, making it perfect for those ready for an adventure of a life time and ready to venture to the unknown.

Love wildlife and getting close to what nature has to offer? The Congo is home to a number of exciting animals both large and small, including Elephants, Lions, Giraffe, Rhino, Gorillas, and Chimpanzees to name just a few.

*When visiting the Congo we recommend hiring a local guide to ensure you don’t get lost and keep safe during your trip.  

Things to remember when traveling to a jungle or rainforest:

  • Ensure you have the correct vaccinations before your travels
  • Speak with your healthcare provider about preventive mediation such a malaria tablets (this needs to be at least 3 weeks before your trip)
  • Hire a guide so you don’t get lost in the jungle!
  • Keep those pesky mosquitos away by packing insect repellent and sleeping nets
  • Carry a bottle of hand sanitiser and use it regularly
  • Wear a high factor sun cream
  • Stick together and always look out for your fellow travellers
  • If you are pregnant always check your travel plans with your health care provider
  • Always check FCO and government for updates and advice before traveling

Finally it is important to remember that rainforests and jungles are endangered therefore must be visited with care and compassion to the environment, by doing this you will get a lot more out of your trip.

Considering booking a jungle adventure? Make sure you and your friends are covered with comprehensive travel insurance that you can trust. Click here for your travel insurance quotation today or contact us on to speak to a member of the team.

Have you visited a jungle recently? Why not send us your holiday snaps to @Questorins

Source:

http://www.worldreviewer.com/travel-guides/rainforest/
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

 

Date Created: 08 April 2016 by Kim Coppins

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