Wildlife

With almost 60% of surface covered in forests, Slovenia is a green oasis offering a perfect shelter for many kinds of wildlife. It is one of the few European countries where three large carnivores can be spotted, i.e. the brown bear, the grey wolf and lynx. Slovenia boasts 400–500 brown bears, which ranks it among countries with the highest bear population in the world. Most of these bears are found in the Kočevsko forests. There, one can find many remains of virgin forests, where nothing but nature has ruled for millennia without any human interventions.

The following programs have been designed to offer various adventurous wildlife and outdoor experiences. The UNESCO-listed natural heritage sites, wildlife observation and educational activities can be enjoyed here combined with light sporting activities, lively hospitality, excellent local food and professional guidance.

We have developed most of our unique wildlife watching and educationalprograms in collaboration with the LIFE DINALP BEAR project and the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana. All programs are designed according to sustainable tourism standards with the smallest possible impact on the environment, especially the wildlife.

Wild life watching

BEAR WATCHING IN SLOVENIA – weekend getaway

This adventurous hiking trail offers many opportunities to take photos, observe animal life and experience unspoiled nature, since accommodation is arranged in the midst of a forest, far from the civilization. In Slovenia, three large carnivore species can be spotted in their natural habitat, i.e. the brown bear, grey wolf and Eurasian lynx, most of which live in the Kočevje forests. Hunter-guided bear watching can be organised from the lookout tower.

Duration

3 days

Suitable for

families with older children, couples, individuals, small groups

Season

April to October

Physical difficulty

Medium

The possibility of meeting

bear, wolf, lynx, deer, badger, forest birds, owl, water birds



Duration

Suitable for

families with older children, couples, individuals, small groups

Season

Physical difficulty

medium

The possibility of meeting

bear, wolf, lynx, deer, badger, forest birds, owl, water birds



Wild life watching

WINTER WOLF TRACKING

The programme is intended for all enthusiastic observers of wildlife and is very suitable for photographers. The two days full of adventures are suitable for those who want to discover the magic of unspoiled nature, enjoy the magnificence and appeal of the Kočevje forests, and meet their inhabitants in the winter. The snow in Kočevsko  is more frequent and abundant than elsewhere. The unspoilt wild landscape through which the group will snowshoe while looking for traces of wolves and other wildlife thus represents an ideal environment for active winter holidays.

Duration

3 days

Suitable for

Small groups, Families, Couples

Season

November - March

Physical difficulty

Medium

The possibility of meeting

Wolf, Lynx, Forest Birds, Owls, Deer



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