Natural History Tour
7 July to 14 July 2017
Leaders: David Walsh and Gabor Orban
Maximum of 12 clients.
2017 Cost: £1,899 single room supplement £100
Ornitholidays has been visiting Hungary for many years and for 2017 we are repeating the highly successful summer tour we pioneered in 2015, a one-centre holiday staying at Kondor Eco-Lodge in the scenic Kiskunsag National Park. Less well known than the similar Hortobagy, it teems with wildlife and preserves parts of the once continuous Eurasian steppe, the so called ‘puszta’. The Kiskunsag hosts one of the biggest populations of Great Bustards on the continent and is also home to Saker Falcon, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Pygmy Cormorant and Syrian Woodpecker. The number of European Rollers, European Bee-eaters, Red-footed Falcons and Lesser Grey Shrikes is staggering! The tour is a general natural history holiday and in early July we can expect to see the special birds of the area as well as a good number of butterflies and dragonflies which include several exotic species not found at home, such as Lesser Purple Emperor, Cardinal, Yellow-spotted Emerald and Large White-faced Darter.
The lodge is just a 90-minute drive from Budapest airport and we will not be travelling any long distances during our week-long stay, allowing us maximum time to enjoy the local area and really get to know its wildlife. Throughout the tour you will have the services of David Walsh who has visited Hungary on five occasions, as well as Gabor Orban Gabor owns Kondor Eco-Lodge and is not only an expert on the wildlife of Kiskunsag but also hugely knowledgeable on Hungarian history and culture. He and his partner Andrea will ensure we are treated like family members at the lodge, and the splendid Hungarian cuisine is yet another feature of this popular tour.
|Day 1 Fly to Budapest and transfer
to Kiskunság National Park
Days 2-7 Kiskunság National Park
Day 8 Depart Budapest