Bear Watching Slovenia

Bear Watching Slovenia

Meet Slovenia’s wild brown bear.


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Slovenia’s wild brown bear

  • watch the wild brown bear from a safe lookout
  • take amazing wildlife photos
  • learn about the bear’s natural habitat and life
  • contribute to the preservation of local wildlife



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, wolves, badgers, skunks and more.

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 fee goes directly towards the preservation of local wildlife.



The Offer

  • Slovenian wild brown bear experience
  • hosted by wildlife expert

129€ / person*

*Available only from May to October

  • Start time: 2pm and 5:30pm
  • Duration: up to 5 hours on location for tour at 2pm
    • up to 3 hours for tour at 5:30pm

For professional photographers we have special hides are available. The professional photo hides are tailored to the needs of the photographer. They have been selected carefully regarding location and light availability. These hides are approximately at eye level with the bears. Professional photo hides are equipped with bean bags and offer options to fix tripod heads

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Join us on Bear Watching adventure near Kočevje.

Only 65 km (40 miles) away from the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana.

Approx 1 hour of driving.





Q: When can I go Bear Watching?
A: Bears hibernate during winter, so our Bear Watching expeditions into the wilderness are organized from May to October.

Q: Is Bear Watching safe?
A: 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.

Q: Does Bear Watching disturb the wild animals?
A: Absolutely not. Bear Watching takes place in a specially designed, smell-isolated outpost. The animals will never know you were there.


Facts to bear in mind

  • The European brown bear can grow up to 260 cm in length and reach 400 kg in weight.
  • Their average lifespan is around 35 years.
  • In winter, brown bears hibernate. During this 3-month period, their blood temperature drops by 6˚C and they lose 30-50 % of their body mass.
  • Contrary to common belief, bears are predominantly vegetarian, feeding mainly on forest fruits, roots, greenery and fungi. The brown bear only occasionally snacks on meat like rodents or carcasses of dead animals.
  • Females carry their young for 6-7 months. They give birth to 2-3 blind and deaf cubs who only gain their hearing after 2 weeks and sight after 4-5 weeks. The cubs suckle milk for 4 months and stay by their mother’s side for 2 whole years.

Bear watching adventure you will never forget!

Join us for an unforgettable Bear Watching experience in Slovenia!