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photosafari, hides, walks
Main topic: see target species below

Photo season: April-June
13-19 April 2024>br> 2-8 June 2024

Price: 1250 Euro/person
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Location: Bialowieza Forest (NE Poland, Bialowieza National Park) - last primeval deciduous forest in Central Europe, World Heritage area

Species which can be photographed during this trip:

Common Buzzard, Crane , Goshawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Flycatchers (May, June), Hawfinch, Lesser spotted Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Pygmy Owl, Sparrowhawk, Three-toed Woodpecker (June, if we find a good location), White Stork, etc.
European Bison, Red Squirrel, also possible: Red Deer, Roe Deer, Elk, Red Fox, Pine Marten, Badger, Racoon Dog, Wolf

We will photograph wildlife from permanent and temporary hides, at drinking pools, during photowalks and photosafari. We cannot guarantee any of the species listed above. The success will depend on the weather and general wildlife situation which is different every year.


Eagle hide: lesser spotted eagle, common buzzard, cranes
Riverside hide: common buzzard, goshawk, lesser spotted eagle, crane, small birds at reflection feeder/drinking pool
Deer hide: cranes, goshawk, red fox, red deer, bison, small birds at feeder, lesser spotted eagle, badger, racoon dog
Woodpecker hide: reflection pool and feeder with forest birds and red squirrel
Garden hide: reflection pool and feeder with forest birds and red squirrel


- lakeshore hide with water birds - if conditions allow (ie. water level will be low) (incl, in the price)
- temporary pop-up hides if we find some good localities (eg. three-toed woodpecker in June) (incl. in the price)
- Biebrza Marshes trip with beaver boat trip and Elk/bird safari and 1 night accommodation there (extra paid)

Number of participants: min 4, max 8

Rough itinerary (subject to change depending on conditions):

Day 1
- arrival at Warsaw airport
- transfer to Bialowieza village, 250 km, ca. 3-4h drive
- dinner and briefing

Day 2
- early morning Bison safari (searching for European Bison and other wildlife)
- breakfast + packed lunch
- afternoon hide session
- dinner

Day 3
- early morning Pygmy Owl safari
- breakfast + packed lunch
- afternoon hide session
- dinner

Day 4
- early morning Pygmy Owl safari
- breakfast + packed lunch
- afternoon hide session
- dinner

Day 5
- packed breakfast
- hide sessions with a midday break
- dinner

Day 6
- breakfast
- guided walk in the old-growth forest of the Bialowieza National Park (7km, 3-4h) or
- additional photosessions in your favourite hides
- dinner

Day 7
- breakfast
- departure for Warsaw (250km), 3-4h drive

Accommodation and meals:

B&B in Bialowieza, twin/double rooms with bathrooms
single rooms with limited availability, a supplement of 20 Euro/person/night needed

Transport: minibus and 4x4

Price: 1250 Euro/person, deposit: 400 Euro

included in the price: accommodation and all meals (full board) in B&B, transport (local and to/from Warsaw airport), guiding, hide usage

not included in the price: personal insurance, flight tickets, alcoholic drinks, all items of personal nature

Recommended equipment:

- lenses from 100 to 500mm
- tripod with detachable head
- good hiking boots or rubber boots
- warm clothes for chilly mornings
- insect repellent (June)
- snacks for hide sessions
- powerbank

Note on the airport transfer:

- you have to arrive in the Warsaw airport at 14.00 at the latest; if it is not possible - let us know it before booking the trip
- your flight home should not be earlier than at 14.00