One-day-tour: Hide and Wildlife Safari
The observation hide offers unique opportunity to observe Brown Bear from close quarters in its natural, undisturbed environment, while its visiting an orchard in search of food. The observations are meant to carry out during dark hours, when the animals are active. A supplementary red light is available to aid observations during dark nights. Observers are entering the hide in late evening and leaving it only after sunrise, to minimize the disturbance of wild animals.
Photographers should bring their own equipment. Binoculars and hand torches are provided. Observers must have items of their personal need with them. Lunchboxes are ordered in advance and prepared by local inhabitants with use of locally produced organic products. Sleeping pads and sleeping bags are available in the hide. Please note, that no toilette facility is available inside the hide, and observers should be prepared to stay inside the hide throughout of observation period.
After night time experience in the hide, our guides will pick up you at early morning and the day will be spen high in the Gndasar mountain system or Selim pass area. After ascend on 4×4 vehicles through serpentine of rough mountain tracks we will explore steep slopes with massive crags and meadows richly covered with bushes and lush herbaceous vegetation. Our primary target here is globally threatened Bezoar Goat, or Bezoar Ibex, families of which and separate groups of adult males are found on inaccessible cliff walls and mountain peaks. The same habitat is home to Brown Bear, Grey Wolf, Eurasian Lynx and Wild Boar.
The bird Fauna of Gndasar Mountains is particularly rich. Here we find the much sought after Caspian Snowcock, as well as many other birds inhabiting the area including Golden and Lesser Spotted Eagles, Griffon and Bearded Vultures, Long-legged Buzzard, Grey Partridge, Alpine Swift, Radde’s Accentor, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Ring Ouzel, Western Rock Nuthatch, Red-billed Chough and Red-fronted Serin.
The package also includes:
- Transportation from village Chiva to hide location and back. The "hide" in Shatin is located in the village area and no transportation is needed
- A meal including lunch, dinner, and breakfast during the tour with hot tea/coffee
- One day stay in the hide
- Accommodation in B&B
- Equipment (binoculars and spotting scope)
- Local guide (no communication in English)
- Translator (with additional fee)
- Informational flyer
The package excludes:
- Transportation to the villages Chiva or Shatin
- Additional accommodation
- Other meals and beverages