No other country in Europe can match Romania’s wolf and brown bear population. With that huge population, it’s no wonder that they would want to share it with the world. And by sharing we mean that tourists, such as yourself, will get the chance to track and witness animals in their natural habitat. Of course you won’t just see wolves and bears, there are tons of other wildlife like lynxes, more than 300 species of birds, and even more species of plants and insects. Keep in mind that this is not like your regularly walk in the park.
Of course guided tours are available, day walks will take you tracking animal footprints until you find the ones that made it, or something even more fascinating. They not only aim to amaze the tourists, but also to teach them a thing or two about animal footprints and signs. Also, they believe that the best way to gaze upon an animal is when they’re at their natural habitat.
Sooner or later you are bound to see deer grazing along, birds flying above, bears and wolves lazily minding their own business. The best time for the tour is during April or May because of the birds’ migration patterns and fewer mosquitoes. As we said this is not a regular walk on the park, you still need to be careful of the animals. You may have a tour guide, but they are still wild animals and can sometimes be unpredictable. Remember to not make too much noise, don’t feed them, don’t come too close and especially don’t touch them.