Summary and recommendation: Special photography expedition
to the world-famous big game areas of Central Europe, with
is a love affair with life..." (Burk Uzzle)
countries: Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Poland. Arrive
and depart Budapest.
request, end of September recommended. Duration:
8 days (but several variation available; see below!)
supplement: TBA.Price includes:
accommodations and meals (lunch is typically picnic!), drinking
water, vehicle hire with fuel and driver guide, park entrance
fees and ranger guides. The
price exclude: bank transfer loss, international flight,
visa, tips, drinks, personal travel insurance and any other
activities of personal request e.g. laundry, toalet fees,
phone calls, etc.
Three-star hotels with all rooms en suite. Numbers:
Max. 3 tour participants.
has always been renowned for it's world-famous big game
hunting, so it's not surprising it has supplied world-record
trophies for Roe Deer, Red Deer and Fallow Deer. Nowadays
the quality of trophies and the number of animals are higher
than ever, with stunning herds of up to 1,000 animals providing
an entrancing spectacle for big game lovers and photographers
alike. Watching the Red Deer rut in September is definitely
one of the most fascinating events in the Hungarian natural
calendar, together with the annual Crane migration. At the
end of the month we will watch Fallow Deer mating and fighting
at a time when the natural colours of fall/autumn provide
a spellbinding background. This photo-safari is our invitation
to the best big game areas in Central Europe. Special extensions
are also available to cover an even longer list of European
big game in one definitive trip."
Fox, Roe Deer, Red Deer (Stag), Sika Deer, Dybowski Deer,
Fallow Deer, Chamois, Mouflon, Wildboar, Brown Bear. Extension:
Alpine Ibex, European Bison, Elk, European Beaver.
Habitats. Hungary: Zala county (Red
Deer, Roed Deer, Red Fox), Gyulaj (Fallow Deer), Gemenc
(Red Deer, Wild Boar), Uzsapuszta (Mouflon), Fehervarcsurgo
(Sika Deer, Dybowski Deer). Romania: Carpathian Range
(Wolf, Brown Bear, Chamois). Extension:
Julian Alps (Chamois, Alpine Marmot, European Ibex). Poland:
Bielowieza (European Bison, European Beaver), Tatra Mts.
(Alpine Marmot, Elk, Chamois).
Arrive to Budapest. Budapest
sightseeing: Aquincum, Margaret Island, Heroes'
Square, Andrassy Square, Vaci Street, Castle District, Parliament
building, St. Stephen's Basilica.
Day 2:Fehervarcsurgo Game Reserve.
This is the only place in Hungary where you can photograph
Sika and Dybowsky Deer. The reserve also has many
other herds, including Roe and Red Deer, Wild Boar and
to observe and photograph Mouflon and experience
the roaring of Red Deer at dusk during the rut.
An early morning excursion to see roaring Red Deer Stags and
Mouflon. Then we travel to Zala
county to photograph the biggest Red Deer
(Stag) population in Hungary. This is where more than
50% of all World-record trophies were shot in Hungary. More
Stag roaring at dusk.
a full day of photography searching for Red and Roe Deer
plus another chance to hear more Stag roaring at
To Gemenc Special Reserve.
This ranks as one of the top Big Game Reserves in Europe.
The focus of our telephoto lenses will be on Red Deer
and Wild Boar today.
7: We visit Gyulaj
Special Reserve to photograph the finest Fallow
Deer population in the World in magnificent surroundings.
8: To Budapest. En-route we stop at Kiskunsag
National Park to watch Great Bustards,
Saker Falcon and hopefully some European Common Cranes.
- Detailed Budapest
sightseeing available with excursion to the
Danube Bend (Visegrad Royal Palace,
Esztergom' Basilica) and Szentendre.
on request, 1-2 days recommended.
Yellow dots=trip stations
Please ask for extension maps and details!