BEAR WATCHING IN SLOVENIA – weekend getaway
families with older children, couples, individuals, small groups
April to October
The possibility of meeting
bear, wolf, lynx, deer, badger, forest birds, owl, water birds
The Bear Watching in Slovenia – Weekend getaway tour is designed for all nature and animal lovers. The tree days are packed with educational forest walks, wildlife watching, delicious home-made food and photo opportunities of a lifetime.
Slovenia is one of the few European countries where three large carnivores can be spotted in their natural habitat, i.e. the brown bear, grey wolf and lynx. The brown bear population in the country currently stands at 400 to 500 individuals with most residing in the Kočevski Rog, a densely forested karstic plateau extending over the Kočevje highlands. Bear watching from a hide built especially for photo hunting is combined with experiences in learning about bears and other wildlife. Guiding is provided by professional wildlife watching guides.
Understanding the environment is crucial for a responsible visit, which is also the main objective of the tour. Too much human contact with wild animals can cause many adverse consequences for wildlife, which is why this program is developed according to sustainable tourism standards, providing controlled and properly guided observation of wild animals with a minimal impact on the environment.
- Bear watching from a special hideout
- Learning interesting facts about wild animals
- Following animal footprints
- Amazing photography opportunities
- Virgin forests of Kočevsko