This trip can be tailor made between May and October
Responsible tourism: Bird watching holiday in Montenegro
We believe in managing the volume of tourism to provide individually unique nature experiences that allow interaction while safeguarding the environmental and cultural heritage within Montenegro for the benefit of current and future generations.
This tour was designed for small groups (up to 8 people), that is due to our efforts to minimize direct impact on this sensitive area. All our guides are local to the region and are personally selected for their specific knowledge of the areas flora and fauna. Together with them we are also volunteers in their projects in these bird habitats. They are passionate about the environment and ensure that guest follow the simple principal of leave no trace, only footprints. Our staff monitor this area regularly to maintain paths, trail markers and remove refuse.
Skadar Lake is a National Park so your visit and Park fees will help sustain the facilities and provide ongoing protection for this area.
Accommodation is in local “farm stay” when available or guest house selected for its high eco-rating and excellent valid corporate social responsibility policy. Accommodation providers are given support and advice from our staff on all aspects of providing excellent facilities and services in line with the principals of sustainability. All service providers are encouraged to promote the “Reduce, Recycle, Re-use” principals of waste management.
By travelling with us you will ensure ongoing economic benefits, alternative employment and income opportunities for local people and businesses. This itinerary includes travel through small communities and a visit to a local producer. Places we take you are filled with hospitality and are run by locals, you will find peace at Djurisic estate on the Lake, where they put a lot of care to the wine they make, but even more to the guests who visit them. It provides an excellent opportunity for unique interactions between the visitor and the local people. Visitors support the local people by both being a guest and through the purchase of local produce.
Visitors contribute to the education of local people and stakeholders by providing a cultural exchange between guests and hosts. It can foster understanding between people. This increases the chances for people to develop mutual sympathy, tolerance and understanding and to reduce prejudice and promote the sense of global brotherhood.
Tourism also helps to raise local awareness concerning the financial value of natural and cultural sites. It can stimulate a feeling of pride in local and national heritage and interest in its conservation.