Visit The Danube Delta Romania

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The Danube River will pass through ten countries and four continents before it empties into the Black Sea creating the second largest, most well-preserved river delta in Europe - This is The Danube Delta Romania.Planning to visit Romania and want to include something different? A few days cruising the Danube Delta or staying in a Danube Delta floating hotel is one of the most welcome reprieves from the world one could ask for. We had no idea we even needed some time out until we arrived. A tranquil stillness washes over you and the relaxed; nothing is a problem attitude of the locals is infectious.We felt ourselves exhale and allowed ourselves to be led by a man who spoke less English than we Romanian. Regardless of the language barrier, for three days he and his wife shared the delta with us in a way, we could have never experienced on an organised tour. This was one of those unexpected encounters that will stay with us, especially our own private Danube Delta cruise.The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve - A Wild Place.There is a natural calm on the Danube Delta. Time seems to slow to suit the surroundings, a pace that allows you to appreciate this unique wilderness fully.Included in World Heritage list, the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve is one of Romania's biggest tourist attractions. Comparatively, very few seem to visit even though there are plenty of Danube Delta boat cruises and tours.Only around 20,000 people live in the delta region, and even so, they are mostly grouped in 27 or so small towns and the larger city of Sulina. With an average of two inhabitants per km², the Danube Delta is still considered a "wild" place. The Danube Delta comes alive in late spring and early summer when countless bird species visit the delta to breed. It is during this breeding time that the bird's colours are at their most brilliant and flocks can be in the thousands.Fishing Season on the Danube Delta. With over 160 species of fish, fishing in the Danube Delta is a mecca for fresh and saltwater anglers. The Danube Delta fishing season is open April and July to October.If you are looking for other things to do in the Danube Delta, summer also offers plenty of local celebrations, carnivals and festivals.Thanks to millions of tonnes of river deposits, the delta grows over 40 meters each year. A landscape that will forever be forming, the Danube Delta is described as Europe’s newest land. The Danube Delta is made up of over 2,200 square miles of continually evolving rivers, canals, wetland marshes, reed islands and tree-lined lakes. This unique setting, where nature still takes its course, is a naturalist’s paradise. The Delta is an untouched land. Recognised as being in the top three most diverse delta ecosystems in the world, the Danube Delta is a sanctuary to over 300 species of bird and 160 fish species. Altogether, nearly 3,500 species of animal and 1,700 species of plant can be found in the Biosphere Reserve. Danube Delta bird watching would be the highlight of any keen twitchers birding career. Even the most novice of twitchers will delight in the variety of birdlife. Millions of Egyptian white pelicans arrive each spring to breed and raise their young.Large numbers of Arctic Geese come to escape the northern European winters as well as a vast variety of migratory birds from all over the world. Some come from as far away as Africa and China. The delta has one of the highest concentration of bird colonies in Europe. A rare and beautiful sight.This is the ideal place to get away from it all for a few days and truly appreciate nature. Cruise the river systems surrounded by a sea of lush green, followed by the constant call of the cuckoo.Fishing shacks hidden behind trees and up the tiniest of streams reveal a quiet world of industry. Fishermen tend to their daily chores without the sense of urgency of the modern world. Nature sets the pace on the Danube Delta.