Are you looking for a wildlife holiday amid stunning scenery that doesn't cost the Earth? The Tatra Mountains are a beautiful and yet little known gem, right at the heart of Europe. Less than an hour's drive from Poprad international airport is a paradise of unspoilt countryside with a great diversity of native wildlife, including much that has long-since disappeared from most of Western Europe.
Here you can walk in wolf country, learn the ways of bears, see signs of lynx, photograph chamois and marmots on alpine meadows and watch for eagles hunting above the scenic Carpathian forests.
Local expert guides
And who better to guide you than locally-based wildlife experts with a decade of experience combining responsible ecotourism with conservation research. As specialists on bears and wolves, we can give you a detailed insight into the lives of these fascinating animals and the challenges they face. While exploring the extensive forests, mountains and meadows where they live, you will learn about their ecology and conflicts with human interests that threaten their long-term survival.
A memorable holiday supporting a worthy cause
We believe that sustainable tourism can help show local communities the value of the nature around them. Hopefully these efforts, combined with our intensive education work, can change the image of the bear and wolf from animals that are often feared and reviled, good for nothing but shooting, to something that local people are proud of and want to preserve.
Play an active role, if you wish, by helping us with our fieldwork: measuring and recording tracks and other signs of bears, wolves and lynx. The results should help to ensure that wildlife populations are properly managed. Or perhaps you would prefer to take a more relaxed approach. Whichever way you choose, you are sure to be inspired and rejuvenated by the wonderful surroundings.
Prices and availability
At just €80 per day per person, and with substantial discouts for additional days or people boooking together, our personal guiding service is great value. Because we are a not-for-profit organisation rather than a commercial company, what you pay goes directly to fund conservation. Your support will help us continue our efforts to protect wildlife and habitats from the growing pressures of development.
The Tatras are beautiful all year round. We can advise you which time would suit you most. The choice of accommodation is yours: everything from budget to luxury is available. Individuals, families and groups can be catered for. We can advise you on the best options to meet your needs or, if you prefer, we can take a load off your back and make the arrangements for you.
For further details, to check availability or to make a booking, please email us now or contact:
SWS - Slovak Wildlife Society
P.O. Box 72,
033 01 Slovakia.