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Oyster's Pick for Where to See It: Okavango Delta region, Botswana Habitat: Savannah, mountains, and woodland Vervent monkeys live in East and Southern Africa in groups, so visitors will often see several -- or many -- vervet monkeys together.

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Wild Thing: Best Destinations for Wildlife Spotting (11 of 11)

 Oyster's Pick for Where to See It: Okavango Delta region, Botswana
Habitat: Savannah, mountains, and woodland
Vervent monkeys live in East and Southern Africa in groups, so visitors will often see several -- or many -- vervet monkeys together.
For many travelers, getting a glimpse of an exotic creature while traveling can make an entire trip. From adorable white-faced capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica, to deadly lions in Botswana, find out what to see and where to see it on your next exotic vacation.
Photo: Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp Oyster's Pick for Where to See It: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Habitat: Many types of forest
Among the most adorable of the New World monkeys, the White-Faced Capuchins still roam wild in the rainforests of Costa Rica. They can even be spotted near many of the resorts in Manuel Antonio, which is home to the country's most famous national park. Arenas Del Mar is one of the best resorts for spotting them: Before constructing the hotel, developers studied the native monkeys and built in areas that wouldn't interfere with their daily routes. Arenas del Mar also has access to two beautiful, white-sand beaches near the park, which these monkeys frequent. Oyster's Pick for Where to See It: Okavango Delta Region, Botswana
Habitat: Grasslands are one of the most common elephant habitats, but elephants are adaptable and live in many environments.
Botswana is a safe, democratic country and a popular safari destination, with numerous wildlife reserves in the Okavango Delta region in particular. Visitors have a good chance of seeing elephants on game drives from safari lodges, such as Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp. Oyster's Pick for Where to See It: Hawaii
Habitat: Shallow coastal waters, near seagrass beds
Green sea turtles can be found near many tropical destinations, and they're common around the Hawaiian Islands. Black Rock, one of the most popular snorkeling destinations on Maui, right in front of the Sheraton Maui Resort, is a good spot to try. Oyster's Pick for Where to See It: Costa Rica
Habitat: Forested areas
These beautiful blue, iridescent butterflies can be spotted in forested areas throughout the country. There are also a number of butterfly sanctuaries where visitors can see them, such as the one at Si Como No Resort. Oyster's Pick for Where to See It: Okavango Delta region, Botswana
Habitat: Grasslands
Visitors should not attempt to spot these majestic creatures without the help of an experienced guide. The game drive guides at &Beyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp are first-rate. Oyster's Pick for Where to See It: Jamaica
Habitat: Warm waters, both coastal and the open ocean
The waters around Jamaica are a popular place to spot -- and even swim with -- wild bottlenose dolphins. Visitors have a very good chance of spotting wild dolphins on the boat trips from Treasure Beach, and on scuba diving trips in Negril. For a guaranteed dolphin experience, visit the dolphin lagoon at Half Moon. Oyster's Pick for Where to See It: Selinda Spillway, Botswana
Habitat: In the water (rivers, mangrove swamps, and lakes), and on grasslands near water to eat
Hippos may seem cute, but they're actually quite dangerous and aggressive. Visitors can canoe by them on The Selina Canoe Trail in Botswana, but it's best to keep a wide berth, as hippos do attack humans. Oyster's Pick for Where to See Them: Costa Rica
Habitat: Rivers, lakes, and swampy areas
Costa Rica hosts a large population of crocodiles. Crocodiles are tolerant of salwater, and can even be seen in brackish areas near Costa Rica's beaches. They don't often attack humans, but visitors should exercise extreme caution if they spot one. A safer way to get a look is to visit them at Si Como No Resort's wildlife refuge, where this photo was taken. Oyster's Pick for Where to See It: Dominican Republic
Habitat: Parrots live in a wide range of habitats, including forests and even some cities.
The Dominican Republic has three native species of parrots, and is a popular bird watching destination. For those not patient enough to spend time watching for wild ones, some resorts --such as the Paradisus Palma Real -- keep pet parrots visitors can meet. Oyster's Pick for Where to See It: Okavango Delta region, Botswana
Habitat: Savannah, mountains, and woodland
Vervent monkeys live in East and Southern Africa in groups, so visitors will often see several -- or many -- vervet monkeys together.
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