Poland wildlife vacation, birds & mammals

“A week immersed in Eastern Poland’s amazing animal and birdlife, staying in friendly guesthouses and fuelling up on hearty local food.”

Highlights

Bialowieza Forest | bison safari | spot red deer, wolves and lynx | walks with expert nature guide | varied birdlife | Biebrza Marshes | elk safari | Red Bog Reserve | stay in friendly guesthouses | Warsaw Old Town

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24 Jul 2021
PLZ 5650
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21 Aug 2021
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11 Sep 2021
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23 Oct 2021
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23 Apr 2022
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07 May 2022
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19 Jun 2022
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Environment
We are a small but growing wildlife watching tour company, made up of several experienced wildlife local guides, fanatic nature lovers, keen photographers and birders. Many are academics, others work in National Parks or nature conservancy NGO’s. All of us share one thing – a great passion and care for wildlife. This way, on our tours we visit the best places and sites for wildlife that most other tours never reach.

For the last 10 years we have worked hard to show European Bison, Elk (Moose), Wolves, Lynx, Beavers, Otters and plenty of rare birds up close in their natural habitat with minimum disturbance. We teach our guests how to do this in the most nature-respectable way. We cooperate with local National Parks, University and a Mammal Research Institute, reporting observations of Wolves, Lynx, Elks and other wildlife of a particular interest at a given time. Moreover, many of our guides actively take part in many current bird surveys and research studies.

This tour visits two of Poland’s most valuable National Parks - Bialowieza Forest and Biebrza Marshes. Apart from tracking and watching wildlife, as usual on our tours we visit a tremendous variety of different habitats and our guides focus on the whole forest and marshland ecosystems, explaining their complexity and emphasising the relations among their components. We believe this is the best approach to spread knowledge and help saving the endangered nature of Eastern Europe and in the long run – our planet.

Our groups are small, 4 - 6 participants, thus ensuring a great atmosphere and a more intimate contact with nature.

The guesthouses we use recycle their rubbish and use renewable energy sources to supplement - local woodfuel and solar panels. Local wood has always been the most important energy source in these areas while solar panels now become increasingly popular, being subsidised by the EU projects and local governments.

We encourage travelers to bring their own reusable water bottles and flasks for hot drinks out in the wild. We also inform everyone on our policy of minimising water use and production of litter.
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The Impacts of this Trip

This tour is led by a local tour leader who is experienced, environmentally trained and socially aware (and funny :). Furthermore, we will be additionally accompanied by one or two local guides from local communities for certain trips: a local scientist or a researcher for trips in the Nature Reserves, a local farmer for a boat trip.

Our guides will explain the local history, culture, customs of the places you visit and will help you understand the historical ethnic minorities that contribute to the specificity of eastern Poland. Of course visiting local nature protection sites is an important part of all our tours and our guides explain the details of nature protection problems as well as conflicts and relations between people and nature in certain areas. We work with several local guides, actively seek for new, dedicated people and educate them about our eco-tourism policy.

During this tour, we stay at small, wooden family run guesthouses and agro-tourist farms where the hosts are nature friendly and engaged and the atmosphere is always very cosy. They all use not only local products (including wild mushrooms and berries) but often grow their own food, too. This ensures local job opportunities in rural areas and provides you with a much more authentic experience of eastern Poland. Many of our previous customers have reported they had no idea Polish food was so good.

Moreover, we will visit one or two local farms for lunch (locally produced) or just hot drinks and wildlife viewing. We make sure all these local farmers are paid fairly for their service, even if we only use their grounds for wildlife watching. Visiting local communities is an important part of all our tours, we encourage you to chat to locals and buy their local produce, souvenirs etc.

Occasionally, we also hire local minibuses from local companies that employ local bus drivers - and one of the bus drivers, having been on a few of our tours, has now bought himself a pair of binoculars and become an active birdwatcher!

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Reviewed on 14 May 2019 by

Top rating. I loved the focus on learning about different habitats and talking about the history of the land, its people and wildlife. It was not just spotting wildlife and aiming for a tick list. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2019 by

The mammal sightings was memorable with bison, elk and beaver. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Aug 2018 by

The most exciting part of the vacation was...early morning when we saw an Elk very close by. The whole ambience including the mist made the sighting a memorable one. Read full review

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