1 independent reviews for Brown bear watching vacation in Bulgaria
Reviews for Brown bear watching vacation in Bulgaria
Simon Knock review 26 Sep 2017
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?Spending time in the bear hides and being able to watch mother and cubs for over an hour.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?Be realistic about what wildlife you are going to see; i.e. walking in largish group (12 + guide) and wariness of local wildlife. Definitely take binoculars for watching bears / other wildlife from hide.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?Use of small village hotel, local driver and nature reserve guides benefitted local people. Because more and more people are visiting the area with the sole purpose of viewing wildlife this is supporting conservation in the area. Local people are more inclined to look after the environment and protect the wildlife in it as tourism is providing more jobs and also bringing more money into the area.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?Was an excellent trip. Guide was superb - friendly, very knowledgeable and passionate about the area, its wildlife and people. Hotel was clean, staff were lovely and there was plenty of good food. Day walks were the right length and lucky that everybody else on the trip were also lovely. Also lucky with our bear and boar sightings. Would definitely recommend.
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