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Danube Delta in Spring: May, 2025

8 days of wildlife photography in the famous Danube Delta in Romania, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, the biggest and most preserved coastal wetland area in Europe.

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May, 2025
green Spaces available 2590 €

Bookings, Informations :

  If you have further questions about this trip I will be happy to answer them. Please just email me at : info(at)patrickdieudonne.com, or call me (contact page)

NB : This page is not a travel agency page, you cannot book your photo tour directly from this website. Bookings will be possible only on my own travel agency website, ExpePhoto, which will be online in June 2024.

Danube Delta - Wildlife Photo Tour Description, May 2025

The Danube Delta in Romania is the Europe’s largest wetland and among the richest bird sites too. This vast area is very sparsely inhabited and supports not only an excellent variety of species but also high numbers of birds.

For our tour we will be based in the northern edge of the Delta, opposite the Ukrainian border, in a private estate of more than 1000 ha, offering excellent bird and wildlife photographic opportunities – both from specially build hides, canvas hides and from vehicles and walking. Here we will be able to photograph both pelicans (White, Dalmatian), Terns – marsh and caspian, grebes – black-necked, possibly red-necked, herons – Purple, Squacco and Night, waders, ducks, Pigmy cormorants, collared pratincoles, Kingfisher and other wetland birds, plus Bearded Tit, Penduline tit, Roller, Bee-eaters, Hoopoe, woodpeckers and other small passerines. We will also have a boat trip to some other nearby parts of the delta where we will photograph pelicans and marsh terns.

All the sites we will photograph at are placed at short distance (10 min drive) from the hotel where we stay and can be reached by vehicle, electric car or walking. This way we can be very flexible and everybody can focus on the preferred species. Dragonflies and butterflies will provide opportunities for macro photography and we can also get very good golden jackal, at dedicated hides, and possibly otter or wild cat for which we also have a special hide.
Everything is planned to provide a pleasant and relaxing photography week with excellent opportunities for wetland and mammal species that are not easy to get elsewhere in Europe.

You can read a report and see more photos on our blog (sorry, only in french):
Delta du Danube en mai

Tour Details - Danube Delta in Spring

General Information

8 days photo tour in the Danube Delta (May 2025):

Group size: 6/7 + french leader and local leaders
COST:2590 €

Single supplement: 250 €



Trip Details

Pelican blanc
White Pelican

Day 0: Arrival at Bucharest airport in the evening, transfer to our hotel in Bucharest. Night at Bucharest.

Day 1:Transfer to our wildlife reserve in the north-est of the Danube Delta, first by road to Tulcea, then by boat on the Danube river. Arrival in the evening, visit by 4x4 of the reserve.

Danube Delta
Private domain, 1000ha in the Delta

Days 2-6: All day photography, in hides, boat, for different species in various places.

Golden jackal
Golden Jackal

Day 7:Morning photography in the reserve, then visit and photography in another coastal site (afternoon), then transfer to Bucharest, night at Bucharest.

Day 8:Transfer to Bucharest airport in the morning. Flight back home.

White-tailed Eagle
White-tailed Eagle


Black Woodpecker
Black Woodpecker

Bearded Tit
Bearded Tit

Purple Heron
Purple Heron

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What's included


• Ground transport
• Full board

• Transportation between shooting locations

• Accommodation
• Hides and chairs
No hidden extras

What's not included:

• Airfare
• Travel insurance
• Photo equipment
• Hard drinks and all items of purely personal nature.

Equipment needed

• Film or Digital SLR camera
• Tripod
• Telephoto lens at least 300-400 mm plus converter.

Fitness level

A reasonable level of fitness is required, not for walks or access that involve minimal walking, but for staying for long periods in hides.

More questions?

Please read our FAQ or contact us via the form above should you require any more information.

Important information

You can ask for details, from this page. But if you want to participate, you'll have to book through another site (an official travel agency website), which will be online very soon. It is impossible to book from this page, due to legal restrictions.

Contact Details

Patrick Dieudonné Photo
9 rue de Sampigny
55300 Han sur Meuse
Tel:   + 33 (0)3 29 92 08 89
Mobile:  +33 (0)6 79 63 27 25

We speak french and english.


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