Imagine birdwatching surrounded by breathtaking and diverse scenery that ranges from wetlands, alpine meadows, deep canyons and crystal clear rivers to an infinite variety of karst landscapes… and not another birdwatcher in sight!
Wild Herzegovina is a UK based company offering birdwatching and wildlife holidays in one of the least explored parts of Europe which makes it very exciting for birdwatching. You will be based in the beautiful and historic city of Mostar which is conveniently located in center of Herzegovina region and close to a variety of habitats we will visit on the tour. From Dinaric Alps, subalpine and Mediterranean karst, karst fields, marshlands and all the way to Neretva delta and the Adriatic Sea.
Each of our daily trips is within short driving distance (30 min – 1 hour) from our base and you will spend less time in the vehicle and more time birdwatching.
The wildlife tours are run at a relaxed and comfortable walking pace which allows more time for photography and detailed observation of birds and other wildlife we see on the way.
The day is usually broken up into a series of smaller, gentle and not demanding walks, with breaks for tea/coffee and lunch.
Wild Herzegovina will organise a bespoke birding trip in Herzegovina that includes comfortable en-suite accommodation, all meals, transfers to and from Dubrovnik airport, daily transportation, entrance fees to nature parks, as well as the witty expertise of an experienced guide. We make a point of accommodating people that are travelling on their own and do not charge an additional single supplement.
We place great importance in eating well and introducing guests to delicious home-produced local food and wine.
Your birdwatching holiday in Herzegovina will include a little gastro tour of Herzegovina. Tasting the local cuisine is one of the best ways to get a true feel for a country. Each day, after our morning birdwatching session, we will visit the best restaurants in the area and sample a variety of locally produced food and wine.
Your guide will be Denis Bohm. Denis was born and grew up in Mostar, which is where his love affair with birds began.
He has been a keen birdwatcher from the age of 13. Now a UK resident, and have lived in London for over 27 years. He visits Herzegovina great deal and would love our customers to get a real flavour of not only nature but also the culture that is so bountiful in this country. He will do his utmost to make your birdwatching experience in Herzegovina a memorable one.
As a responsible tour operator, we are working hard to ensure that the tourism operations we have benefit the host communities and local and national economies as well as having a minimal impact on the natural environment. Everywhere we go, we always try to support the local service providers and promote environment friendly tourism, believing that this will greatly contribute to improving the life of local people and will raise their awareness to wildlife and nature conservation.
Care for the environment
Wild Herzegovina aims to limit our impact on the environment in several ways. When on tour, we aim to preserve and protect delicate ecosystems, wildlife and natural habitats by following strict rules that minimise the effects of our presence in an area. We also reduce waste and pollution and recycle, repair and reuse what we can.
To eliminate single use plastic on the tours and pollution it creates, every participant will be provided with good quality stainless steel vacuum insulated water bottle and tea/coffee mug which they can take home after the tour. We say no to plastic spoons and straws.
Support the local economy (your money stays locally)
We ensure that local economies benefit from our business by using locally-owned accommodation, and restaurants employing local people, sourcing food from locally-owned stores and eating and drinking in local bars and restaurants (promote local dishes and local ingredients, with market-to-table experiences). In doing so, we are not only investing in local communities but also offering our travellers a genuine insight into a country and its people. Simply by doing this, you’re helping to bring more employment and business opportunities to locals in every community we visit.
We have an excellent long-term relationship with small family run guesthouses and small restaurants, so the economic benefit is ongoing. Working with local small-size businesses gives them a fair chance of doing business in a world dominated by big hotels and impersonal services. It also improves our guests’ access to the local culture through their hospitable hosts.
We care about places
All our tours are designed to minimise negative impacts on the natural environment. That’s why our group tours are run with a maximum of 12 participants. If we enter nature-protected areas, we follow their regulations. We carry out all non-biodegradable waste, to not leave any trace. If we see trash on the way, we might ask you to help us collect it and take away.
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