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Unexpected guests for your b'day, 6 places with an exciting wildlife experience

Unexpected guests for your b'day, 6 places with an exciting wildlife experience

A wildlife safari to celebrate your big day, head to these 6 destinations for a party with unexpected guests.

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1. Nairobi, Kenya "Adventure activities: Interacting with wildlife."

Lastminute.com reviewer Niraj adds, "Great city. Weather was rainy but all else great. Went to see baby elephants and giraffes in the suburbs. Parent's enjoyment: Meeting family. Adventure activities: Interacting with wildlife. Wellness activity and experience: Meditation. Like most in trip: Meeting family and wedding."

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2. Zagreb, Croatia "We went in a 4x4 and it took us through a safari to see animals."

Lastminute.com reviewer Jahmal shares, "The food is unreal, my favourite would of had to be burek and cajmac, the weather was a little cloudy but still warm. Would recommend going to the museums too. Parent's enjoyment: Seeing me! Adventure activities: We visited the museums, local cafes, zrce beach we even did a safari day so we went in a 4x4 and it took us through a safari to see animals. Places you saw: I'd recommend sitting in the cafes locally as they're the best but going through summer as there's more live music and the atmosphere is more upbeat but I'd definitely recommend exploring deeper into the city and going to Zrce beach. Now that was an experience, especially if you enjoying drinking. Like most in trip: The food. Absolutely unreal."

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3. Quito, Ecuador "I liked: Spending time in the wildlife."

Lastminute.com reviewer James says, "Weather was good as always, though if you travel outside of Quito the time of the year will affect your opportunities. October, November is best for east Andes (Banos etc. ) as cloud cover is lowest so will have best views. If you want strong sun, winter is the best time, but if you struggle with the heat go when it is overcast around June/July. Food is delicious though very samey, when first arriving in Quito take the opportunity to eat at non-ecuadorian restaurants, because those opportunities will lessen as you explore further afield. Teleferico is brilliant, as is the basilica. If going further afield, go to Mindo and Puyo. Banos is somewhat overrated. De-stressing tips: Bird-watching, the best place in the world for it. Sightseeing places: Sumak Kawsay In Stu is one of the most amazing experiences. Views of snow capped volcanoes from the rainforest. Teleferico is amazing for views, as is Quilotoa. Romantic experience: On our anniversary we went on an artisanal chocolate tour, experiencing all the smells and tastes of the production of chocolate. Parent's experience: Dad found the birdwatcher incredible, and would regularly get up at the crack of dawn to sit in the garden watching the birds. We identified over 40+ in our short time there. I liked: Spending time in the wildlife."

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4. Durban, South Africa "Durban beach front, Zulu cultural village, safari park, table mountain."

Lastminute.com reviewer Matthew adds, "Weather was amazing. Played in an indoor cricket masters world cup in Cape Town and got to spend time with my family too in Durban. Sports\/stage event and experience: Indoor cricket masters world cup. Parent's enjoyment: Watching me for the first time play indoor cricket. Places you saw: Wine farms in Cape Town, Durban beach front, Zulu cultural village, safari park, table mountain. Wellness activity and experience: Spa treatments, massage and meditation. Like most in trip: Being with my family."

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5. Edinburgh, United Kingdom "Sightseeing places: Edinburgh Zoo."

Lastminute.com reviewer Milo shares, "It was beautiful and nice, I loved the architecture and I went to the zoo and saw amazing animals. Sightseeing places: Edinburgh Zoo. Parent's experience: Art Gallery. I liked: The Sightseeing and culture."

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6. Barcelona, Spain "Also, park Guell was relaxing with an abundance of wildlife."

Lastminute.com reviewer Jade shares, "Weather was absolutely amazing - very warm. The food out and about was lovely and fresh but in the hotel it was a let down. We visited many places such as park guell, Montjuic castle and even went on an open top bus to see many more. We spent a day at the beach soaking up the sunshine. It was really amazing! The transport systems there are really easy to utilise and very cheap compared to the uk. One of the best places I've visited apart from the hotel being a let down. De-stressing tips: Relaxing by the beach and walking through the city at a leisurely pace. Also, park guell was relaxing with an abundance of wildlife. Parent's experience: All of it - it was my treat so there were no compaints. I liked: The scenery, Culture and weathee."

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