Bear Watching Slovenia

Meet the Slovenian wild brown bear in its natural habitat accompanied by a local wildlife expert, watching safely through the wide windows of a wooden lookout.
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Observe the wild brown bear from a safe wooden lookout.
Your best chance to spot Slovenian bears in the wild — 96 % in recent years
Take your once in a lifetime wildlife photos.
Learn about the bear’s natural habitat and daily life.
Contribute to the preservation of local wildlife.
Bears in Slovenia
There are plenty of bears in Slovenia
Bear watching observatory
Our brown bear observatory
Brown bear in Slovenia
Watch these mighty animals in their natural habitat
Bear cub in Slovenia
You might even see a bear cub!
Bear watching lookout
The wooden lookouts are smell isolated
Bear lookout in the Slovenian forest
Located in the middle of Slovenian forests
Slovenia bear spotting
A bear might look your way too!
Bear watching in Slovenia
Walk to the bear observatory
Accompanied by a wildlife expert.
Brown Bear Slovenia
Brown Bear
Mama bear
The mama bear
Bear family
Bear family
Fox in Slovenian forest
Fox in Slovenian forest
Fox in Slovenia
Did someone sneeze?
Inside one of the hides
Inside one of the hides
Bear resting
When the season is over

Included in price

Introduction to brown bears and their natural habitat
Observe Slovenian wild brown bear in his environment
Experience bear watching from a safe lookout
Hosted by a wildlife expert

Optional Extras

Private one way/return transfer from Ljubljana
Photo hides for professional photographers*

Experience the thrill of bear-watching in the pristine natural forests of Slovenia. Follow a wildlife expert deep into the forest, where you will meet Slovenia’s native brown bear through the wide windows of a safe wooden lookout – perfect for taking amazing photos!

In the wild, bears will very rarely approach humans. If they smell you, they will quickly go in the other direction – and you will never see them. That is why our lookout is smell-isolated, allowing bears to come into close viewing range. In addition to the mighty bear, you may often be able to see wild foxes, martens, deer, and badgers. Wolves were present twice during the bear-watching this season.

As you learn all about these magnificent creatures and the woods in which they live, you will also be contributing to a good cause, as some of your fees go directly toward the preservation of local wildlife.

In recent years we had a 96% likelihood of seeing a Slovenian wild bear. In case that bear does not appear on the day of your experience, we offer a 50% discount if you rebook this experience.

In our hides, we can welcome 4 to 6 guests with our guide.

*Please contact us in advance if you want to book the professional photo hide as we need to check the availability!


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Things to know

Bears hibernate during winter, so our Bear Watching expeditions into the wilderness are organized from May to October.

Extremely safe. The only danger that exists is falling madly in love with the forest and animals that live there. A side-effect of Bear Watching can also be the strong desire to do it again.

Absolutely not. Bear Watching takes place in a specially designed, smell-isolated outpost. The animals will never know you were there.

Unfortunately not. The outpost is masking the smell of human scent, any stronger smells could get out and disturb the bear, meaning he will not even show up.

The outposts for professional photographers are located at eye level with the bear. There is also additional equipment for cameras.

As much as we love dogs, the bears are not the biggest fans of them, therefore they are not allowed to join you on this experience.

The trip is not recommended for children under 10 years of age. For younger children exceptions can be made if children are assessed as being able to be quiet in the hide for approximately 2h. They have to be still when bears are near the hide. If the children are assessed as being able to be quiet and to obey guides’ instructions the bear watching can be done as a private family experience. Advance booking is highly recommended to address all the logistics and to get available dates.

Expert Local Guides

Our professional guides know the local terrain and are trained to make this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity both safe and enjoyable.

Highest Probability to See a Bear

We give you the highest chance in Slovenia to spot a bear — 96% in recent years!

Trusted by Many

We are a financially protected company operating since 2014, and with thousands of satisfied customers in the past, we still put you first.

100% Made in Slovenia

Based in Slovenia, we are working closely with local suppliers to provide you with a unique experience at the best possible price.
Meet Slovenia’s wild brown bear
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