Camping in the Danube Delta is one of the most thrilling travel adventures you can try on your family vacation in Romania. Below you will find all you need to know about it.

The Danube Delta Camping Zones

The Danube Delta is a Biosphere Reservation. Moreover, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you want to camp in the Danube Delta, you must know which are the areas where you are allowed to do it. Thus, concerning its natural diversity, The Danube Delta Biosphere Reservation Administration has given camping authorization to no more than seven locations.

The Adventures of Kiara Yew had passed through the beautiful Danube Deltas territory twice before we decided to share these locations with you. So, we believe these sites are inclusive and ideally placed for your family vacation.

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The Danube Delta Map – official camping locations

Above you have the official map of these camping locations. Three out of seven are found on the Sulina branch of the Danube Delta. Furthermore, some other two of them are located between Razim and Sinoe lakes. These lakes are part of the same protected bio-reservation. You can spot the sixth one at the border with Ukraine, on the Chilia branch. And last, but not least, marked 1 on the map is the most famous camping site in the Danube Delta. The Green Dolphin camping is also the hosting place of the Anonimul Film Festival. The beauty of this camping site is that it’s placed where Saint George branch spills into the Black Sea.

Ecotourism in the Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is one budget travel destination. Therefore you don’t have to worry about spending a fortune on accommodation or restaurant cuisine. A subtropical forest on water wrinkled by channels of communication from one locality to another awaits its wonderers. The Danube Delta is the perfect place for canoeing, riding tamed wild horses, fishing, and bird watching.

Besides camping in the Danube Delta, ecotourism appears to be a popular choice among curious travelers from all over the world. The locals will welcome you with some plum brandy or even vodka. They cook the best fish recipes you will ever taste in this corner of the world. Also, you can even ask them to show you the Danube Delta’s channels and lakes in their boats.


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Camp base around Sulina, Danube Delta | via


Camping in the Danube Delta – The Kit

Your Danube Delta camping kit should include a double layer tent, one of them being a mosquito mesh. Be sure to seal it when you leave it. Mosquitos are not that draconic off-season. July and August are their favorite months of the year. For that time of the year, you need to bring a repellant and long-sleeve shirts, long pants, sunscreen lotion and a hat or a cap. A small first-aid kit could be helpful in case of unforeseeable camping events. You could bring dried fruits and seeds, bread and bottled water. These products are a source of energy, and there are very few places in the wild Danube Delta where drinking water is available. The locals can usually sell you fruit and vegetables from their gardens. We can say they are delicious. Be prepared for an unforgettable fish-based culinary experience. Make sure you put some money apart for boat transportation. Before you take off to the Danube Delta, you will have to buy an entrance permit. A Romanian friend or host cand help you do that an online application.

We hope you have the time of your life while camping in the Danube Delta. The Delta’s wilderness on water is fascinating. Here are other Danube Delta recommendations from Kiara Yew.


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