Golden eagle photo hide near Sofia


One of the most luxurious wildlife hides in Bulgaria. It is made of wood and stone with a square floor measuring 4×4 meters. The height is 2 meters. The inner space is divided into two parts: a section for photography and one for the kitchenette and the WC.  The hide, located at 1 300 m asl, is oriented to the north, making it convenient for photography throughout the day. The photography is carried out through sleaves. The hide has electricity from solar panels, Wi-Fi, heating, four beds, and all the necessary utensils to spend some unforgettable days in the mountains with wildlife.

> Group size: maximum 4 persons
> The hide operates from October to April
> It is located 70 km from Sofia in the Balkan Mountains.
> Smoking is not permitted in our hide. If you are a smoker, you can use electronic cigarettes only.
> The hide booking is for a full day. We highly recommend not to leave the hide when birds and/or mammals are visible close by!
> You will be driven by with a 4WD to the hide and returned to the village of Iskrets. There is an option for organizing your transfers from Sofia to Iskrets and back.
> We recommend booking the hide for at least 2 full days.
> With the booking we do not provide food or drinks. Please bring enough food and water to last you for the day.
> The hide is on open terrain and it may get cold inside it during the winter days. Bring appropriate clothes and enough water with you.
> Please consider the wildlife and the environment, and behave responsibly! Do not leave any litter in or out of the hide!

Species list: Golden Eagle, Cinereous Vulture, Griffon vulture (rare), Common Buzzard, Raven, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Wolf (rare), Red fox, Wild cat (rare), common passerines.

Price for the rent of the hide (per day):
90 euros per day (it is highly recommended to rent it for at least 2 days)
The price includes: rent of the hide and transfer from the village of Iskrets to it and back.
The price does not include:
– food and drinks
–  return transfer from Sofia to Iskrets village and back

Recommended Equipment
> We recommend lenses at least 300 mm lenses. Zoom lenses give excellent flexibility. Please make sure you bring fully charged batteries, tripods, and plenty of memory cards. Extenders are recommended.
> You have to bring your own tripod or you can rent one from us. There are shelves for tripod head mounting.

Comfort is essential to making sure you get the most out of your time in the hide therefore warm clothing is a must during the winter. We recommend thermal leggings and tops with a couple of layers on top. The walk to the hide is over a relatively flat pasture, but this can be with significant snow cover and walking boots or sturdy shoes are recommended.

> Traventuria is not liable for any personal accident and or injury during the photography tour.
> Traventuria is not liable for any loss and/or damage to personal items/equipment during the photography tour.
> Whilst every effort is made to ensure a visit by the birds, they are completely wild and so we can never guarantee this. Weather conditions may influence a bird photography day to a great extent too.