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The impressive range of habitats and species found within a relatively small area makes the Danube Delta a vital centre of biodiversity, and a natural genetic bank of incomparable value.

Europe's largest and least damaged wetland covers an area of 5,800 square kilometres. It has been internationally recognised since the early 1990s when declared a Biosphere Reserve and Ramsar site, and over 50% of its area was placed on the World Heritage List. Mammals found here include golden jackal, raccoon, otter, wildcat, steppe polecat and European ground squirrel; other local specialities are European fire-bellied toad, European pond turtle, plus many dragonflies and damselflies.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: golden jackal, racoon, otter, wild cat, steppe polecat
  • Where: Danube Delta, Romania

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itinerary:

Focus on the Danube Delta

Join renowned wildlife photographer Ashley Grove for a week in Romania's Danube Delta, where purpose-built hides offer excellent opportunities to photograph everything from golden jackals and their cubs to dragonflies, damselflies and an impressive array of bird species.

  • When to go: May
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,295 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Ultima Frontiera Lodge

A superb lodge at the heart of one of Europe’s largest and richest – in wildlife terms – wetlands, the Danube Delta. In this remote and tranquil spot, the focus is the region’s flora and fauna, and a network of trails and dedicated hides allows you to explore a variety of habitats at will.