Brown bear safari in Slovenia

Slovenia is a country known for its wild nature and especially for its green forests. The flora and fauna of the country stands out for its richness and diversity, among the many wild animals that can be found. The animal that stands out for its natural beauty is the brown bear.

If you are interested in discovering the green Slovenian country, we recommend you complete your visit with a unique and unforgettable experience, a bear safari, where you will observe this magnificent animal and get to know its customs in its natural habitat.

In a one-day adventure, you will delve into Slovenian nature with a forest guard as a guide, who will show you the environment where these fascinating animals are born and live for most of their lives. During the visit, you will observe these animals from a wooden hut.

The brown bear has become a national symbol of the country. Despite being an animal in danger of extinction, protected by European and international legislation, in Slovenia exists the largest colony of bears on the continent. Around 400 to 500 bears, enjoy their natural habitat in freedom, most of them are in the forests of Kočevje, a place protected by UNESCO that has become the refuge of these bears thanks to its tall trees and abundant undergrowth.

The Slovenian bear is between 160 and 260 meters long and can weigh between 200 and 400 kilograms, which makes it one of the largest animals in Europe. With a life expectancy of 35 years, during the bear safari, you will walk through the forests inhabited by these fabulous animals.

Due to the hibernation time of the bears, the excursions are made from May to October. During hibernation, which lasts about 3 months, females have their offspring, so, if you feel interest in seeing bear cubs in the wild, we recommend doing this safari tour during the first half of the year. Our excursion can be adapted depending on the physical condition of the clients and we have English speaking guides.

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* This safari tour is designed for people over 10 years old.