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.
Ideal for viewing: golden jackal, racoon, otter, wild cat, steppe polecat
Where: Danube Delta, Romania
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Join one of our wildlife photography experts 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 £2,395 pp
Trip type: Group tour
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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.