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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.
Price
From 129/Person
Tripadvisor
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
Hello!
Walk to the bear observatory
Accompanied by a wildlife expert.
Bears in Slovenia
Bear watching observatory
Brown bear in Slovenia
Bear cub in Slovenia
Bear watching lookout
Bear lookout in the Slovenian forest
Slovenia bear spotting
Bear watching in Slovenia
Walk to the bear observatory

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

Extra

Available only from May to October

Other information

Start time: 4:30 pm
Duration: up to 3 hours

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 towards 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.

Location

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John van Adrichem
Verified Customer
A really great experience!! We went near Postonja together with guide Ervin who knew obviously a lot about bears and wildlife in general. Respectfull way to watch a bear in the wild
Brown Bear while resting in Slovenia
Brown Bear in Slovenia
Brown Bear while resting in Slovenia
Monroe 47
Verified Customer
After having a longer waiting time due to the fact, we booked a private Tour, we entered a very nice hide in the woods. The bait was well prepared and after a while we were able to see not one but three bears and a cheeky fox :). A pretty nice experience. Highly recommended.
Fox in Slovenian forest
Fox in Slovenian forest
Fox in Slovenian forest
Maya W
Verified Customer
Tripadvisor
We weren’t sure that we were going to see anything because we went so late into the year and other companies were turning us down but we did. We saw them in mid October and it was incredible. We really liked the guy and the bears were beautiful. Definitely recommend this guy over the other ones we considered.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Bears prefer cooler temperatures, so rain is not a problem for them. However, thunderstorms can scare animals.

Yes. Last year bears were active in the first half of October. Their activity decreased in the second half of the month and that is the reason why we do not organize tours in the second half of October.

The activity is suitable for children 12+ years of age. For younger children, we can organize private experience with their parents and guide. Please contact us directly.