The Big Five found on an African safari make up some of the most coveted wildlife sightings on the planet. Lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant provide unforgettable “wow” moments to anyone lucky enough to encounter them. But true wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled to know of an altogether different Big Five roaming the southern Patagonian terrain of South America.
Ker & Downey’s Elizabeth Frels takes a Patagonia safari in search of their elusive puma. It’s early, and I’m exhausted. I should be thankful that it’s not the height of Patagonia summer, when the sun rises much earlier than my body would be able to handle. Fortunately, I am in Torres del Paine on the verge of winter, in April when the chill has returned to the winds, the days have become shorter, and the tourists have begun their general exodus from the region. In other words: it’s prime puma sighting time. That’s my main objective for today – to […]