Brown Bear Watching and Photography in Croatia

Exclusive offer for June, July and August 2018

What - When - Were - Photo's - How to Get There
Wild bears at cabin
Wild bears. Photo taken at cabin.
All photos below are taken at the watchtower.
Watch and photograph Brown Bears in the wild. Spend time in the cozy watchtower adapted for photographing bears and other wildlife. We have a very high success rate of seeing bears here. We have over eight years of experience of bear watching.
  • High success rate to see Brown Bears up close (80%).
  • Learn from our experienced guides about the Bears and other wildlife.
  • Excellent photo opportunities.
  • Cozy cabin at the top of our watch tower.

General Information
Duration Total 5 Hours :
3 hrs watching (18:00-21:00) plus the returned journey of 1 to 2 hrs including landscape view stops.
Location: Crni Lug Forest Area, Gorski Kotar, Croatia. At the borders of the National Park Risnjak.
Max No of participants: 4
Meeting Time/Address: 16:30 at No 6 Pintarska, 51317 Crni Lug, Gorski Kotar, Croatia.
E-mail booking:
Price: 700 kuna - 1900 kn, depending on number of paticipants. Contact us for details.

Cabin on high poles
Wildlife watching cabin.
The meeting point is at Pintarska 6, Crni Lug, Croatia at 16:30, where you will meet your guides Bruno and Ana enthusiastic nature and wildlife guides/photographers. They will tell you more about the bears, wolves, lynx, owls and other wildlife which you have a chance to see. We will also cover few practical details on how to act and behave in the cabin to increase your chances of seeing bears.

The aim is to start our car journey at 17:00 from Crni Lug towards the Bear Watching location which takes approximately 40 minutes one way, through the forest roads, to reach an observation watchtower. Here bears and other wildlife roam freely. Once we park, we continue by foot for approx 15 minutes, gentle walk.

As dusk falls get yourself and your cameras ready. The bears may show up at any time. Sometimes the bear comes straight away and at other times it may take couple of hours for one of more to show up. Please note that we cannot guarantee the viewing due to its large habitat and freedom of movement. These are wild animals.

The bears are wild and shy so we advise you to be quiet not to scare them away. Zlatko and Ana will take you to the watch tower cabin and make sure everything is okay. They will collect you at 21:00 hr.
Some of the wildlife you may spot here : Woodpecker, Eurasian Jay, Sparrow hawk, Common Buzzard, Fox, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Treecreeper.
June, July and August are better months to see the animals as the days are longer and its still light up till 21:00 hr.

ladder towards cabin
Entrance of wildlife watching cabin.
Whatís Included?
Snack and drinks, returned journey, guides and advice.
When Can We Do This?
From 1.6 -1.9
When Itís Best?
June July and August due to longer days
Toilet Facilities
Crni Lug village
Starting Times
4:30 pm meet and brief, 5 pm the journey starts
Location and how to get there
DMS Decimal 45.418609, 14.704998 - Crni Lug Coordinates. Starting house is at the centre of the village at Pintarska No 6, 3 min. walking from house Maroflin. This is located 2 hrs from Zagreb , Ljubljana, Pula airports via car. From Zagreb and Pula take public transport, i.e. bus to Delnice and we can arrange to pick you up in Delnice.

For Who?
You must be able to walk on gravel trails for 15 min. Walking level is easy. You must be able to stay quiet in the cabin, only whispering allowed. Smoking is not permitted in the watchtower area.

Max Participants : 4
Reservations : Via e-mail providing the number of participants and dates
Payments : By cash at the meeting point. ATM at center of Crni Lug.

More Photo's
Young Bear in wild
Young Bear.
Young bear in wild
Young Bear.

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