WINTER WOLF TRACKING
Small groups, Families, Couples
November - March
The possibility of meeting
Wolf, Lynx, Forest Birds, Owls, Deer
The Winter Wolf Tracking 3-day tour is intended for all enthusiastic wildlife observers and is highly suitable for photographers. The program is perfect for those who want to discover the magic of unspoiled nature, enjoy the magnificent Kočevje forests, and meet their winter inhabitants.
The Kočevsko region lies just behind the Dinaric barrier, which acts as a natural obstacle to moist air masses, resulting in snow being more frequent and abundant here than elsewhere in Slovenia. Snowshoeing across the unspoiled wild landscapeand looking for traces of wolves and other wildlifepresent an ideal winter activity for all nature and animal lovers.
With almost 60 % of forest surface, 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. In Kočevsko, the forest coverage is even greater, reaching 80 % and including several primaeval forests, where nature has ruled for millennia without any human intervention. Such reserves serve as a type of ecological cells for animal species that need old-growth forests for their existence.
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.
- Learning interesting facts about wolves and other wild animals
- Following wolf footprints
- Amazing photography opportunities
- Snowshoeing across winter landscape
- Tasty home-made food