Białowieża Forest is the last remaining primeval forest in the lowland Europe. It covers an area of over 1500 km2 in the tranquil corner of Poland and Belarus.
Saved from logging, this forest became home for several rare species of birds, hundreds of insects and thousands of mushrooms. Most importantly, it became world’s last refuge for European Bison – the largest land mammal on our continent.
Centuries old Oak, Elm, Lime and several other species of trees grow here together in a tremendous variety of habitats. For this diversity, age and largely natural structure it has been recognised by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site now visited by thousands from all over the world.
Things to see
January and February are the best months to see European Bison and go tracking Wolves.
March and April are excellent for the rare Woodpeckers, Owls or Hazel Grouse. It is also still a good time for our famous Bison Safari trip.
May and June are the best for rare Warblers and Flycatchers, most birders visit at that time.
In July and August, you can join our weekend trips for dawn or dusk Bison and Wolf tracking, an extended visit in the UNESCO reserve or go birding at the famous Siemianówka Lake.
September becomes a good time for Woodpeckers, Bison and especially the abundance of colourful mushrooms.
October brings spectacular colours of the foliage and it’s still good for Bison and other large mammals.