UNIQUE WINTER TRAVEL
JAkkalS and white tailed eagle in roumania
SPECIAL WINTER TOUR
FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS WONDERFUL AREA WILL BE OPENED DURING THE WINTER AND YOU WILL GET THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE YAK NECKS AND SEA EAGLES AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN WINTER CONDITIONS AND WITH GREAT LIGHT
IMPORTANT: REGISTER FOR 1 NOV 2020!
THIS JOURNEY START WITH A MINIMUM OF 5 PARTICIPANTS
RESERVED FOR EXTREME WINTER CONDITIONS (read more)
The ultimate winter photo experience
in the Danube Delta in Romania
This trip offers you the most beautiful things Eastern Europe can offer in the winter. Enjoy the wintry splendor of the Danube Delta in Romania. It is unique that this remote reserve is now accessible in the winter time.
Winter beauty in the famous Danube Delta in Romania - Ultima Frontiera
Unprecedented photo opportunities and luxury nature photography in the top area of Europe
To the eastern border of Romania is a truly unspoilt natural paradise, protected UNESCO world heritage site, the Danube delta. Hundreds of square kilometers of lagoons, swamps and lakes make this a hiding place for an impressive mass of birds. And in the middle of it is a truly fantastic private area that has been completely transformed into a paradise for nature photographers. 1100 hectares of wild nature and old fish ponds where you can enjoy in comfort all kinds of different professional photo huts, each for its own species, from Bald Eagle to Pelican, from Jackal to sometimes even Otters ... truly amazing. You will stay in a luxurious 4-star lodge in the middle of the birds. This is definitely a unique and exclusive place where the photo opportunities are truly unknown.
ABOUT DANUBE Delta
With a surface area of 3446 km², the Danube Delta is the second largest river delta in Europe, after the Wolgadelta, and as a nature reserve part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. The delta is largely located in Romania.
The area consists of many reeds, marshes and forests, which flood during the spring and autumn.
The Danube Delta, with its numerous lakes and marshes, houses more than 1200 different plants, 300 species of birds and 45 species of freshwater fish. Approximately 2733 km² of nature reserve is protected. The area is where millions of birds from all over the world (Europe, Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean Sea) come to lay their eggs.
Very far in the Delta is a piece of private nature reserve that has recently been completely adapted to nature photography. With the help of biologists and scientists, this old fish farm has been completely given back to nature and that has not missed its effect.
The species: THE GOLDEN JAKKAL IN WINTER COAT ... and so much more
This winter trip does not focus on the number of species but on the top species that you can photograph in the most beautiful lighting conditions. Jackals and Bald eagles are very active in the cold and soft winter light gives you really great shots.
the photo hides
About 20 different hiding places were carefully built in the area, each in a different biotope and with a different setting and light. Of course we go especially for jackal and bald eagle in this winter time so only those are used. They are very professionally and comfortably furnished, with mirror glass, luxury office chairs, anti-fog ventilation and some with heating. Of course, in winter only the huts are active where effective action can be expected.
NATURE ECO LODGE
You will stay in a unique private nature reserve of 1100 hectares with a beautiful lodge in the middle of nature. Beautiful rooms with the necessary comfort The perfect base for your stay and an unprecedented high level that you as a nature photographer do not often encounter.
PERIOD AND DURATION OF THE TRIP
8-15 FEBRUARY 2020
7/02:arrival in Bucarest + evening dinner
8/02: transfer to the reserve + incheck
09/02 - 14/02 dinner:
photo session days in Romania ULTIMA FRONTIERA
afternoon 14/02 + 15/02: travel day back
IMPORTANT: WHERE CAN YOU TRAVEL BE ADAPTED OR CANCELED?
1. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
This journey can only take place from a minimum of 5 participants. Since the registrations must be received by 1/11/19, you will therefore know in the first days of November whether the trip will continue.
2. EXTREME WINTER
In cases of extreme winter cold in Romania it can happen that the Danube and its tributaries freeze completely. Winters with temperatures of -20 ° C are no exception. In that case, all public life stops there and no boat sails out. Boats are the only way to get to the area. Of course they do everything to be able to continue sailing, but if it really is not possible, and the freezing temperatures keep on, we will inform you in time about the feasibility of the trip. It may happen that in such extreme cases the trip is canceled.
IN EVERY CASE YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK A FLIGHT TICKET WITH THE POSSIBILITY REFUND
It could also happen that we can get there but that during the trip the weather turns and we find it harder to get back. That is an extremely rare scenario, but it is possible. It may then be that the return trip has to be adjusted according to the weather, and you may come home a little earlier or later.
All these circumstances are of course closely monitored and you will receive all necessary information in a timely manner.
READ THE TRAVEL STORIES HERE
TRAVEL GUIDANCE: JAAP LA BRIJN
These journeys are guided by wildlife photographers from Wildpix, depending on the period. We will arrange all practical matters for everyone. There are also moments for photo discussions and advice moments where we will give you tips & tricks about the locations, photo technology and material, if desired of course.
FLIGHTS AND TRANSPORT
Because we have a mix of Dutch and Belgian travelers, we consciously offer this trip excluding flights. This for practical reasons so that everyone can choose how and when they want to travel. We will of course provide advice as soon as the groups have been formed, so that we may still be able to leave as a group. But anyway there is a final appointment at the airport.
You can fly with WizzAir from Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Maastricht or Charleroi (BE) to Bucharest Otopeni Airport (Romania). From our experience that is the best connection, fast and (important!) Without expensive weight limitation for your material. All journeys are made on site by minibus and boat. That is of course all arranged.
You know how the flights are best arranged once the trip is full and we can put the group together.
Top level ecolodge with all modern comfort in the middle of the nature reserve
Destination and place of appointment: Bucharest Otopeni Airport - Romania
Low cost flights with Wizzair from Eindhoven - Rotterdam - Maastricht - Charleroi
After this about 4 by minibus and 2 hours by boat to destination
NUMBER OF PERSONS
MIN 5 - MAX 7 photographers + 1 travel guide
Price per person: € 1995 incl VAT !! excl. Flights !!
Based on a shared double room.
No single room possible
accommodation full board including all soft and hot drinks (2 alcoholic drinks per day - remainder at your own expense)
all transportation on site
all photo huts and excursions
travel guidance by Wildpix
own other expenses on the spot
your own travel and / or cancellation insurance policies.
Other possible supplements:
Unlimited alcoholic drinks + € 150 pp
Various extra excursions can be booked on site for a fee, which you can arrange there.
After booking you will receive a payment request and you pay the full amount in advance by bank. This way everything is arranged and your trip is reserved. You will receive an invoice for this.
What if I have to cancel my trip?
In case of cancellation you must always inform us as soon as possible. Since we also have to pay cancellation costs with our partners, we can also pay a cancellation fee in some cases.
Below, in the general terms and conditions and in the travel information you receive, this is explained in detail.
You can always use your cancellation insurance for this.
Terms for cancellation costs:
5 TO 3 MONTHS FOR DEPARTURE. 25% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL SUMMARY
3 TO 2 MONTHS FOR DEPARTURE. 50% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL SUMMARY
2 TO 1 MONTH BEFORE LEAVING 80% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL SUMMARY
1 MONTH TO 1 DAY BEFORE DEPARTURE. 100% OF THE TOTAL TRAVEL SUMMARY