A four night guided experience through the Velebit mountains on foot. Discover the beauty and diversity of the Velebit area, its wildlife and the positive impact nature tourism can have on preserving our natural areas.
Under the guidance of a local wildlife guide and photographer, you will get to see unique areas of the Velebit mountain range. While on foot, learn to track the wildlife in the area and test your skills at trailing. The scenic beauty and variety in the area makes this a great trip for photography.
Overnight in unique 'crobbits' and a mountain hut with a magical view.
Day 1: Arrival Kamp Velebit glamping site
Day 2: Hiking & wildlife tracking on the trails in Velebit Mountains, with an experienced guide. Overnight in a mountain hut (possible with dinner and breakfast provided - on request)
Day 3: Hiking & wildlife tracking on the trails, enjoy the scenic beauty and test your photographic skills. Lead by an experienced guide throughout. Overnight at Kamp Velebit glamping site.
Day 4: Free morning - chose to visit the coast or go kayaking perhaps. In the late afternoon meet your guide and visit the photographic bear hide, the experience is around 4 hours. Overnight at Kamp Velebit.
"...let the fresh air fill your soul with joy, the mountains fill your imagination and the storms ahead ignite a passion for adventure."
Local Croatian wildlife photographer and guide Nino Salkic recently commented “…being in the hides waiting for wildlife is like meditating, its a patience game and I always feel energized regardless of what we see.”
As a third generation photographer, Salkic’s love for nature was quickly matched with his growing interest in photography, and as he was born and raised in Velebit, the mountains are where he feels most at home.
Over the past years, Nino has been involved in all aspects of the wildlife hide development and with the assistance of research cameras is keeping up to date information on the wildlife movements in the area.
Adventurer, mountaineer and photographer aren't enough, Nino is studying Nature Conservation in his spare time...and documenting the storms that grace the Adriatic and coastal mountain regions.
Through all of this, his focus is on the promotion of natural beauty, wildlife and culture of Croatia.
"When there is already a mountain it should be climbed, patiently and all the way to the top. When there is already a mountain it needs to be met, with heart and ear like a mother's word. When there is already a mountain it should be conquered, slowly and wisely as the only love." Ljerka Car-Matutinovic
Nino is equally comfortable and confident behind the camera lens, a mountain top or ranging against the local storms along the Adriatic coast.
Wildlife Guide And Photographer, Velebit Mountains