Wondering where to see the bison in Romania? Near Brasov, in a scenic valley from Vama Buzaului, there is a bison reserve open for tourists since 2008.
Just 40 kilometers away from Brasov, in the small village of Acriș, in Vama Buzăului commune, you can find the Bison Reserve. The reservation is home to several bison that share the space with some roe deer and stags. In an area of about 12 hectares you can spot these majestic animals feeding or just spending their time walking around.
The last wild European bison was killed in 1919 in Poland and since 1965, this animal is considered an endangered species. Luckily, people have been working hard to reintroduce the bison in the wild again and currently, in Romania, there are plans to release more of them in the Carpathians. For the moment, if you’re looking for places where to see the bison in Romania, Vama Buzaului, Hateg, Armenis, Vanatori-Neamt, Neagra-Bucsani.
After having a tour of the reserve, your next stop will be at Urlătoarea waterfall, situated in the forest, near the village. Considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Romania, this curtain of water flows down a steep hill, creating a sound that gives its name: Urlătoarea means ”the raging one”. After heavy rainfalls, the sound effect is even more predominant. Nearby, you can find some picnic areas, so if you’re planning to come here on your own, make sure you bring some food as well. Just keep it away from bears 🙂
If you choose to come with us, at the end of the day trip, you will have a well-deserved lunch at a local household. Your hosts will prepare a three course meal from local organic products. Taste the palinca – our national drink – and enjoy quality time in the courtyard.
If you’re looking for something sweet, the hosts will show you their cellar where they usually keep home made jams and spreads made from hand-picked fruits and forest berries. We fell in love with that place and each time, we left with a couple of jars 🙂
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