Imagine what it would be like to wake up in the morning, look outside the window and see just water, floating reed islands, forests, pastures and sand dunes, a labyrinth of river canals bordered by willows and oaks entangled in lianas, all of this together with countless species of birds: pelicans, swans, cormorants, egrets, spoonbills, eagles, in a wilderness where everything stems with life: wild cats, foxes, wolves, wild horses. The silence is interrupted only by birds chattering and the sound of oars cutting through the water as fishermen paddle their way.
No, you’re not dreaming, dear traveler.
You are in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve in Romania. The third largest biodiversity in the world (over 5,500 flora and fauna species), it is exceeded only by the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Galapagos Archipelago in Ecuador.
You will undoubtedly experience more surprises over the next few days as we explore a variety of habitats by foot, boat, and motorboat.
Welcome to Dobrogea, one of the oldest lands in Romania; it was the home of the Thracians, ancestors of the Dacians.