|Brown Bear safari|
During this tour we spend a night in brown bear hide and from there it is very good possibility to see the bears. We drive 1,5 hours from Tallinn to Alutaguse N-E of Estonia it is the core area of Estonian 800 Brown Bears.
Before going to the hide, we look for brown bear claw marks, slots and droppings, tracks and marks as we drive and walk. Guide gives great view about brown bear biology.
In the evening we'll head and set up for the night in the hide, which offers comfortable viewing with seats, bunk beds with sleeping bags and a dry toilet. Next morning we drive back to Tallinn.
Brown Bear Watching from the hide
Guided Brown Bear tracking
Bus drive from Tallinn (150 km) and back
Sandwiches and tea in the hide
Sleeping bags in the hide
Upcoming brown bear watching and tracking scheduled tour in 2013
11-12 th of May
or by phone: +372 55 55 87 55 Group size: 1 to 8 persons. Minimum group price: 550 EUR.
Partisipants are saying..
Ben Hoare from BBC Wildlife visited Natourest Brown Bear hide in May 2010
I was determined to see my fist brown bear. Not least beacuse bear tourism has become big business in Europe, with hides in Sweden and Finland offering success rates of higher than 90 per cent. By now, our party had recorded bear prints, scats and claw marks raked across tree bark, and even the remains of a boar that had been stripped to the bone by these opportunist omnivores. So we were quietly confident of observing the real thing.
Waiting for the bears to appear was nerve-racking. Two ravens and, bizarrely, a nuthatch of the ghosty northern race visited the site to pick at its flesh, while a pine marten zipped across the cleaning and vanished up a tree. And then, illuminated by the setting sun, a mother bear and her cub ambled into view.
Dipl. Biol. Sebastian Rogahn in May 2011
Watching time really was great! The adult male (Brown Bear) came out at 21:03 PM and stayed there for almost half an hour! Before there only was one red fox, a goose hawk, ravens and one magpie.