The Danube Delta is a magical place in Europe. For those who have never been in on a river’s delta, expectations could be deceiving. However, everybody wonders when is the best time to visit Danube Delta. The Adventures of Kiara Yew have passed through this marvelous territory so that now we know which months of the year are best for wildlife watching, fishing, local celebrations and avoiding mosquitos.

The Best Time to Visit Danube Delta and Avoid Mosquitos

Mosquitos are the only annoying and sometimes dangerous insects of all the creatures the Danube Delta is home to. Although biologists and zoologists are fearless in their endeavors, it is not the same for tourists or adventurous travelers. When choosing to travel to the most northern subtropical region, people usually assume summer is the best time to visit Danube Delta. Unfortunately, that is when mosquitos are the most ferocious. However, we recommend late April and the month of May, in case you wish to be able to stay outdoors in the evening and also not be cold. Avoiding mosquitos in Danube Delta during summer is a little tricky, but follow the locals and stay indoors, or use skin repellant and wear loose, long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Early autumn that is September and mid-October is also an excellent time to visit the Danube Delta and avoid mosquitos altogether.

The Best Time to Visit Danube Delta and Admire Water Lilies

June is the month of the year when water lilies start blooming on lakes in the Danube Delta. Because they need a lot of sunlight to fully blossom, water lilies are never found near a channel shore. Not only that they are a perfect hideaway for fish, but they are also a refuge for frogs and insects. The most famous exemplars of water lilies are the yellow ones. In contrast with the white ones, the yellow water lilies ooze a mesmerizing smell.

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Danube Delta frog on water lilies | Photo by Alina Iancu via Flickr

Besides water lilies, numerous subtropical plants populate the Danube Delta. Learning about Romanian wildlife in a biosphere reservation is one of the many things that kids can do on Danube Delta holidays. Many Romanian families chose to visit the Danube Delta during summer vacations. Therefore, if you travel with your kids to these marvelous aquatic lands, they could meet Romanian children. They will have lots of fun together for sure.

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The children of Danube Delta | Photo by Alex Tomazatos

The Best Time to Visit Danube Delta for Fishing

In case you are not an amateur angler, but you still take great interest in this ancient practice, the best thing to do is ask local fishers to take you on an early morning expedition. Pikes and Scomber fish have intermittent prohibition periods starting with March until June this year. But you can find official general information about fishing and prohibition here. Either way, before accessing the Danube Delta one has to pay for a permit. Here‘s a private fishing program, we found interesting because they offer to arrange for the payment of your Danube Delta fishing permits. Its base camp is in Milla 23 village.

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Danube Delta Sfiștofca village fishing boat | Photo by Alex Tomazatos

It should be easy to find accommodation in Danube Delta Romania, once you visit the official website of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reservation Administration. Rural tourism and floating hotel are listed, as well as boat routes and hiking trails. We wish you good luck in finding the best time to visit Danube Delta.

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