In recent years, Romania wildlife adventures have become a popular alternative holiday. The country has been relatively slow to develop a modern infrastructure, which coupled with its mountainous interior has been good news for Romania safari holidays and wildlife adventures.
Romania’s natural landscape is still very much unspoilt, with huge areas of unspoilt wilderness. So, Romania safari holidays are a great chance to see one of Europe’s last great untouched lands.
Much of Romania’s interior is mountainous, with the Carpathian Mountains sweeping across it. Beneath the mountains the land flattens out to hills and then plains as it stretches towards the Black Sea coast. The mountains are the big draw for many visitors, but there is plenty of wildlife to be found at lower altitudes too.
The Carpathians are home to Europe’s largest populations of brown bears, wolves and lynx. These are all animals that are struggling to survive across much of the continent, but they thrive in Romania. Around half Europe’s bears and a third of its wolves live there.
Rather than sit in a jeep as with traditional safaris, Romania wildlife adventures offer something different. You can combine hiking with Romania safari holidays to track wolves and bears through the deep valleys, rocky canyons and dense forests of the Carpathians.
The Danube Delta is almost as wild as the mountains. After travelling the many hundreds of miles from the Black Forest, the Danube opens out here, in a huge area of wetlands, reedbeds, marshes and islands. Perfect to be explored by kayak as part of Romania wildlife adventures.
The Danube Delta is home to thousands of species of bird. Most notably millions of white pelicans who travel there from Africa to breed. Many other birds, fish and mammals are to be found too, including wild cats and wolves.
Romania safari holidays and wildlife adventures offer a unique glimpse into Europe’s past, when wolves and bears once roamed the continent. It is one of Europe’s last great wildernesses so visit while it is still wild. Plus of course while there you have to pay a visit to Dracula’s castle.