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Bat watching holiday in Hungary, 7 days
Join us for this unique bat watching holiday that provides an exciting programme for anybody enthusiastic about these special creatures! The tour offers the chance to see not less than 15-20 species of the European bat fauna, and with a little extension of 3 or more days you can add a few other species as well as 3 dormouse species, small rodents and beaver. The basic tour visits one of the richest and bat-wise most explored areas of Europe. We will be based at two locations; 3 nights in the Bükk Hills and 3 nights in Aggtelek. Our local guides are National Park rangers with expert knowledge and many years of experiences of monitoring and protecting bats and their habitats. We will make sure you don't miss the most exciting sites of this scenic area. In addition you will taste the best local wines and enjoy the famous Hungarian cuisine and special Slovak dishes.
The Bükk National Park is situated East of Budapest. Its warm climate and the caves provide perfect habitats resulting in a high abundance of bat species.
Aggtelek National Park is situated in the North-Eastern part of Hungary. It was one of the first national parks in the country and similarly to its Slovak twin, it was primarily created for protecting geomorphological formations such as surface karst phenomena and caves.
The diversity of birds, butterflies and wildlife in general is also exceptional in the nationalparks visited during our tour, and though the holiday focuses on bats, there will be ample opportunities to look for Imperial Eagle, Saker, Black Woodpecker, or Camberwell Beauty, Pallas's Fritillary and Hungarian Glider. Wolf and Lynx are also present in the area, although it is very difficult to see them.
As bats usually use old, often abandoned houses, buildings and churches we will select places with small risk of injury. On some occasions we will visit the colonies in shifts of 4-5 of us at the same time in order to secure the peace of the animals.
- 3 days in the Bükk Hills and 3 days in Aggtelek
- start and finish in Budapest
- using 2 accommodations located close to the sites
Phone: Call May-October; Text all year
+36 30-645-9318 or +36 30-211-0006
Call Nov-April: +506 84961012 or 84961417
ecotoursgabororban @ gmail.com
toucanbirdingecolodge @ gmail.com
Our first priority is to save habitats & species.
Secondly we would like to share our knowledge of wildlife and encourage you to participate directly or indirectly in protecting nature.
We are also working continuously on our carbon balance with developing our 23 hectares of wildlife reserve.