Carpathian mountains

Bear watching holiday in Romania

August 27th, 2009

Romania offers great opportunities for bear watching and is one of the best wildlife watching destinations in Europe. Spend a week exploring the more remote areas of Piatra Craiului National Park in the Carpathian mountains. The area, clad in healthy pine forests, is home to the highest concentration of wolves, bears and lynx in Europe and remains an area of interest for researchers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. We will spend days tracking mammals on foot with an award winning expert guide, as well as visiting and interacting with the traditional farming communities of the region. Read more

The guide sounds excellent:

Dan Marin grew up in Zarnesti and has been leading wildlife and cultural trips in the region since 2000. Dan was involved with the Carpathian Large Carnivore Project for three years and has lectured on conservation and wildlife issues to universities from Sweden as well as at schools in Bucharest. Dan speaks fluent English and is a licensed wildlife guide. His knowledge and enthusiast earned him the Wanderlust Guide of the Year award in 2007 and articles on the work that he has been involved with have featured in the Sunday Times and the independent amongst many others

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