In the Danube Delta wildlife watching is the most popular thing to do. It requires little effort to come to this magnificent corner of the world. The first thing you need to do is arrive in Tulcea, Romania. So we recommend you to know how to get to the Danube Delta.

One interesting fact is that the flora and fauna found in  Danube Delta wildlife are part of the northernmost subtropical habitat in Europe. Therefore, if you wish to admire nature’s beauty in an aquatic environment, this Romanian wildlife experience is a must. Romanian people call this place Delta Dunării.

Glossy Ibis Danube Delta
Glossy Ibis Danube Delta | Photo by Zoltán Gergely Nagy

We have great news for those of you who want to go on private birdwatching tours on your Danube Delta holidays. This is one of the Danube Delta tours that offer a stable boat build especially for this activity. The boat has a  quiet engine and of course an expert tour guide.

You can also choose from the many Danube Delta cruise offers available.


As a biosphere reservation, the Danube Delta Romania is home to over 300 species of birds. Some of them become sedentary, and others just come to visit during summer.

Great White Pelican in Danube Delta
The Great White Pelican in Danube Delta | Photo by Bence Máté 2016

The Great White Pelican with its yellow poached beak is probably the first bird to spot in the Danube Delta. A much more rare appearance is the one of its close relative, the Dalmatian Pelican. However, for passionate photographers, the Great White Pelican is no less of a captivating creature. On the left, you have an example of a photo taken by a nominee to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2016.

Another fairly common bird in The Amazon of Europe‘s Delta is the Glossy Ibis. Although this is a nomadic bird that winters in Africa, you will be able to watch it spread its wings in Danube Delta Romania. Luckily, the Glossy Ibis changes plumage color during the breeding season. So if you want to see the most beautiful exemplaries, late spring is the right time to do it. That is why it is good to know which is the best time to visit Danube Delta.

Danube Delta Wildlife and  the Animal Kingdom 

Besides being a haven for exotic flyers, the Danube Delta is among the few places in Europe where one can admire the wild horses. Letea and Caraorman forests provide the best environment for them. They are easy to access with the help of local guides. Letea is also a welcoming village with fantastic scenery, almost taken out of fairytales.

Danube Delta wildlife watching horses
Horses in Letea forest Danube Delta

It goes without saying that if you ever decide to embark on a Danube Delta wildlife adventure, you must go and take a peek in Letea forest. Wild horses are not the only animals around. Among the Danubian creatures, you could spot the wild boars, the beautiful row deer, wild jackals, white-tailed eagles, wild cats, and the meadow viper. They all populate both Letea and Caraorman forests.

Wild boar
Wild boar

Nonetheless, biological diversity is what makes Danube Delta wildlife watching a perfect ecotouristic activity. However, one must prepare with mosquito repellant and sometimes for mobile phone networks shortages in coverage. You should take a camping kit and a small first-aid kit in case you are camping in the Danube Delta. Life vests will always be provided on boats. Everything is worth a trip to the most exotic place in Eastern Europe.

roe deer
Roe Deer in Danube Delta

If you wonder what kids can do in Danube Delta? There are many fun activities for a family and fun things to do in the wild for kids as well. Tulcea and the Danube Delta have been on Kiara Yew’s traveling bucket list for a while, and it is now available among other tips for traveling in Romania.

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