2 September to 9 September 2017
Leaders: Paul Rogers and local guides
Maximum of 12 clients.
2017 Cost £1,899 single room supplement £120
The Danube Delta is the second largest in Europe after the Volga. It is a vast wilderness area visited only by fishermen and a few tourists. Our tour is based mainly at a new lodge situated near to the Ukrainian border, and in an area that can only be reached by boat. The rooms are large and well-appointed, the food good and the staff very friendly. The lodge is set in its own grounds of over 1,000 hectares of pools, reedbeds, sandy tracks, tamarisk thickets and riverine woods. It is a wildlife haven and there are numerous photographic hides which can also be used by those keen to take a few close-up photographs. We visit at a time when the return migration is in full swing and we should see literally hundreds, if not thousands, of pelicans, ducks, herons, egrets and waders. The real beauty of this visit is the solitude of the area, as we shall be the only people staying here for this week and will have the whole area to ourselves. At night there is virtually no light pollution so the night sky is beautiful. We can walk the trails, use the hides and we shall make various excursions, either by van or by boat. There are also some special mammals here with Wild Cat, Golden Jackal and Otter being amongst the best. Throughout the tour we will have the guidance of an ornithologist who lives at the lodge during the peak visiting times. It is truly still one of the last wilderness areas in Europe, but with a luxury lodge!
|Day 1 Fly to Bucharest
Days 2-7 Danube Delta
Day 8 Depart Bucharest