Observing the Brown Bear in Its Natural Habitat
For small groups
Lož Valley lies in the southernmost part of Slovenia, and is surrounded by the vast forests of Notranjska, which constitute the largest single uninhabited woodland area in Central Europe. Despite being only an hour’s drive away from Ljubljana, they are the perfect home to a variety of animal species. If you decide to visit the forests of Notranjska, our experienced guides will take you into the heart of the woods, where you will be able to observe the brown bear (Ursus Arctos) in its natural habitat.
- We will meet in the (late) afternoon, at TIC (the Lož Information Centre for the Observation for the Brown Bear).You will be informed about the main characteristics of the brown bear, its presence in Slovenia and in the daily lives of the people of Lož Valley.
- Before we set off, we will teach you the basics of how to safely move through the woods, and how to efficiently observe wildlife.
- The guide will then take you to the forest, which is a 15-minute drive from Lož.
- After a short walk through the trees, you will get to the observatory where you’ll be able to quietly listen to the sounds of the forest, and observe the animals passing by on their trails, among them – the brown bear itself.
Because the time of the forest walk depends on the time of sunset, we inform each participant about it on sign-up.
The programme lasts between 3 and 4 hours, of which 2 hours are spent at the observatory.
The season for observing the brown bear in its habitat is between April and the end of October. The activity is carried out from observatories (several metres above ground), which enable participants to safely observe and photograph wildlife. Our guide will be with you throughout the observation.