For animal lovers, there are lots of travel destinations in the world that can sate your thirst to interact with wild animals. These places are teeming with fun activities you and your family can embark on for an extraordinary adventure.

The journey itself is exciting, and the chance to mingle with wild animals you only see on TV make up for memories worth treasuring for. Here are some of the best dream destinations for animal lovers:

Sanctuary Makanyane in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. Staying at a hotel with a great view of the ocean or the mountains is incredible, but how about waking up to a view of lions, elephants, rhinos and leopards just passing by your room? In Sanctuary Makanyane, you get up and close with Safari animals, drink on award-winning wines, and relax in their sensational spa at the same time, as reported by Elle Décor.

Galapagos Cruise, Ecuador. You can go on a cruise and book a wildlife tour in the Galapagos Cruise in Ecuador, according to Travel Facts. Their wildlife tour is not something you should pass up, you could get the chance of seeing giant tortoises, fur seals, and exotic birds. You can also check out luxury resorts along the way. Just make sure to contact International Wildlife Tours for more information.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, Florida. Oh, the magical time you can have at Disney. For a more enchanting experience, stay at the Animal Kingdom for a savannah-like experience that would have you coming back for sure. Sign up for a safari ride at the Animal Kingdom Theme Park and if you don't mind paying extra, you can get super close encounters with the animals on a VIP tour.

Shark Diving International, U.S./Mexico. For those with the most guts and bravest of hearts, try booking a shark-filled expedition with Shark Diving International. You can see these great white sharks right in the middle of their homes under the ocean by going on a lowered cage 60 feet underwater. Ever had a selfie with the shark? Your friends will be jealous.