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Walking with bears: Tatra Mountains

"It is quite ludicrous that most bear sightings in Europe occur in hides where baiting is required to bring the bears close enough to see. This kind of behaviour would never be acceptable in the wildlife reserves of Africa, so why does it have to be this way in Europe? 


The answer is simple. It doesn't. 


I feel fortunate to have taken part in this unique and adventurous project which brings together national parks, conservation and tourism in the beautiful Tatras Mountains of Slovakia. 


We walked through the mountains for a week, seeing European brown bear and other wildlife in its natural mountain habitat - a moving and memorable experience and a real privilege".

Mark Wright, The Adventure Connection


Tatras - Slovakia

Fly into Poprad (in Slovakia) or Krakow (in Poland). The walks are
centered around environmentally sensitive areas in the Western and
Belianske Tatra mountains.


Walking with bears

A unique innovation in tourism and conservation. Travelling in small
select groups just a few times each year, this unique trip will take you
to protected (tourist-free) areas of the Tatras through a special agreement between national parks, conservationists and tour operators.

Started 2008

The first trips ran almost ten years ago and have settled into an annual
pattern of spring and summer departures. They always sell out!



Bears are wild!

David fell in love with Slovakia, the Tatras and bears in 2008 and created a unique agreement between the national parks, a bear conservation project and tour operators. His passion for wildlife also led him to develop a number of unique programmes in Tanzania as well as ground-breaking work in tourism and elephant conservation.


David Guthrie

David has established a number of wildlife and conservation operations in East Africa and Slovakia. His companies, A Tent With A View and The Bushrover Company, are based in the UK and Tanzania. Stunning Slovakia is based in the Tatra Mountains near Poprad.


To find out more

For information, images, photographs, costings, product details etc please contact: david@tentwithaview.com.

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