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2019 – Rollers, Bee-Eaters & more of Bulgaria Photography Holiday

May 12, 2019 - May 17, 2019

£1199
A European Bee Eater Which Has Just Captured A Butterfly Typical Of The Type Of Image That May Be Captured During The Rollers & Bee Eaters Of Bulgaria Photography Holiday
  • Rollers & Bee-Eaters

    of Bulgaria

    Join Alan & Georgi in Bulgaria for this 5 night photography trip to photograph some of the regions most colourful birds.

    Visit Belene, a small town located near the Danube River, taking photo opportunities with Rollers & Bee-Eaters & many more species.

    12th - 17th May 2019

    £1199 per participant

    £250 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 4 - 6 participants - 5 places available..

    Bookings close: April 6, 2019

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    Rollers & Bee-Eaters of Bulgaria - £1199 per participant

    £1199 per participant - 5 places available.
  • Join Alan & Georgi on an exciting photography excursion suited to wildlife enthusiasts, photographing two of the most colourful European birds – the Roller & the Bee-Eater. We have designed this tour for keen photographers who would like to focus on Rollers & Bee-Eaters but to have access to photograph some of the other species of birdlife found in Bulgaria.
    Our trip has been timed to coincide with their mating period so you should have lots of opportunities to photograph behavioural activities such as courtship, mating, food transfer nest preparation etc.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of Rollers, Bee-Eaters & more of Bulgaria, in Bulgaria, during the Rollers, Bee-Eaters & more of Bulgaria photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 5 night/6 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £1199 per participant.
    You will be based in Belene, a small town located near the Danube River in north-central Bulgaria where you will spend 5 night. The hotel is small, with beautiful views of the river from your balcony. The food is delicious & there is even a swimming pool! But best of all, there is a large Bee-Eater colony & several pairs of breeding Rollers, just 20 minutes drive away from the hotel.
    The days will consist of early starts & late evenings to take advantage of the best light. When you feel you have had your fill of Rollers & Bee-Eaters, you can take advantage of other opportunities such as photographing Lesser Gray & Red-backed Shrikes, Golden Oriole & other farmland & wetland birds.
    We will also spend one day visiting a nearby island, to take opportunities to photograph Red-necked Grebe, Ferruginous Duck, Purple Heron & many more.
    A Perched Penduline Tit Typical Of The Type Of Image That May Be Captured During The Rollers & Bee Eaters Of Bulgaria Photography Holiday.jpg
    The target species for this photography tour are the Roller & Bee-Eater, but there are plenty of opportunities to capture images of other bird species such as Turtle Dove, Larks, Black-headed & Corn buntings, Black-headed Yellow Wagtail, Hoopoe, Green Woodpecker, Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Hoopoe & Syrian Woodpecker.
    A Perched European Roller Typical Of The Type Of Image That May Be Captured During The Rollers & Bee Eaters Of Bulgaria Photography Holiday.jpg
    Working from dawn ’til dusk, with Alan & Georgi, watching & capturing images of this wonderful range of species in action, this is an experience you won’t want to miss!
    Photographable Species: bee-eater, black-headed bunting., black-headed yellow wagtail, black-winged stilt, corn bunting, egret, european roller, ferruginous duck, garganey, great reed warbler, grebe, green woodpecker, hoopoe, lesser grey shrike, little ringed plover, penduline tit, pygmy cormorant, red-backed shrike, squacco heron, swan, syrian woodpecker, turtle dove, whiskered tern
    If we have a chance, apart from the birds, photography of some of Bulgaria’s mammals is possible; these include Red Fox, Golden Jackal, Wild Cat & Souslik (ground squirrel).

    Rollers, Bee-Eaters & more of Bulgaria Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1 - sunday - 12th may, 2019

    flight to sofia from home location & transfer to belene, afternoon photography session if time permits

    day 2 - monday - 13th may, 2019

    morning & afternoon photography from hides near belene

    day 3 - tuesday - 14th may, 2019

    morning & afternoon photography from hides near belene

    day 4 - wednesday - 15th may, 2019

    morning & afternoon photography from hides near belene

    day 5 - thursday - 16th may, 2019

    morning & afternoon photography on an island local to belene

    day 6 - friday - 17th may, 2019

    morning from hides near belene, transfer to sofia & flight to home location

    A Perched European Bee Eater Typical Of The Type Of Image That May Be Captured During The Rollers & Bee Eaters Of Bulgaria Photography Holiday
  • 10%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable)
    • Airport Transfers
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guides
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Alan - Calera - 2017

      Always good trips, with great photographic opportunities, & lots of camaraderie. Recommended!

    Make a Booking Enquiry

    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Rollers, Bee-Eaters & more of Bulgaria photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 12th - 17th May 2019 & costs £1199 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of £250 to secure a place.
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    How to Book

    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected photography holiday, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.

    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we would recommend that you have available, an array of lenses from an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 100-400mm, which is extremely versatile, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some birds in the environment shots.

    If you own a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 within the recommended focal length, bring it! These will allow you to focus on your subject faster & will also be useful in low light conditions.

    You should also pack a tripod to help steady your lens, especially when you are out photographing at dawn & dusk.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, the weather can be changeable so we would recommend that you pack layers of thin fleeces or mid shirts & jumpers since you can remove items of clothing as you start to warm up. You don't need to bring camouflage clothes but please do pack neutral coloured clothes so that you blend into the landscape. You should also bring a warm waterproof coat & waterproof trousers in case it rains, so you are covered for all eventualities.

    Silk gloves or a thin pair of thermal gloves with rubber grip on the fingers & palm will help to keep your hands warm. Silk gloves are great for wicking away moisture from your hands, leaving them dry & therefore lovely & warm. Gloves where the fingers are cut away so that you can operate your camera with them on would be a good substitute.

    Don't forget to pack sensible waterproof walking boots & a warm hat to protect your head.

    Additional Notes

    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Rollers, Bee-Eaters & more of Bulgaria Photography Holiday Summary

    The Rollers, Bee-Eaters & more of Bulgaria photography holiday is a photography holiday of 5 night/6 day duration, that costs £1199 per participant

    & takes place in Belene in Bulgaria, between the dates of 12th - 17th May 2019. It is ideal for photographing bee-eater, black-headed bunting., black-headed yellow wagtail, black-winged stilt, corn bunting, egret, european roller, ferruginous duck, garganey, great reed warbler, grebe, green woodpecker, hoopoe, lesser grey shrike, little ringed plover, penduline tit, pygmy cormorant, red-backed shrike, squacco heron, swan, syrian woodpecker, turtle dove, whiskered tern & more. This photography holiday is led by Alan Hewitt & Georgi Krastev for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Alan & Georgi. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Sofia International Airport. Transfers between Sofia International Airport & Belene are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £250 to secure a place.

    Rollers, Bee-Eaters & more of Bulgaria Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £250 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: February 12th, 2019*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: April 6th, 2019.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault

    NaturesLens Limited is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with ''The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992'' all passengers booking with NaturesLens Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.

    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Limited.

    This insurance has been arranged by Towergate Chapman Stevens through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    Start:
    12th - 17th May 2019
    Cost:
    £1199 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    Bulgaria
    Belene, Bulgaria