Far from the "civilization", in the heart of a genuine wilderness, there is a place where there are beautiful specimens of bears which live in peace in the bears Reservation in Zărnești.
The Reservation “Libearty” is the first natural reservation for captive bears in Romania. It covers an area of 70 hectares of lush forest, streams and ponds located in the territory of Zărnești. Currently the number of bears is 79.
Most bears were rescued from a cruel and abusive life in captivity. Every bear in the reservation has an impressive story.
Any visit here at the bear sanctuary in Zărnești, can be an adventure.
To visit the reservation, you can take a Freedom train ride, which makes several stops along the way where you can see bears from a few meters and you can take pictures.
The reservation can be visited as follows:
- Summer Program: 15 June - 31 August 2018: from Tuesday to Sunday, with tours at: 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30 and 11:00 - tours in English: 09:15, 09:45, 10:15, 10:45 and 11:10
- Autumn Program: 1 September - 31 October 2018: from Tuesday to Sunday, with tours at: 09:00, 10:00, 11:00
- Winter program: November 1 to April 30 2018: from Tuesdays to Sundays, with tours at: 11:00 and 12:00
- Spring program: 1 May - 14 June 2018: from Tuesday to Sunday, with tours at: 09:00, 10:00, 11:00
At each tour, up to 50 people will be accepted, for the comfort of the bears and the comfort of the visitors, so it is recommended to buy tickets online at https://www.ampbears.ro/en/buy-en/ !!!
For safety reasons, for a good visit to the sanctuary and for the welfare of the bears, the Libearty Zarnesti Sanctuary does not receive children under five years of age.
Schedules for groups and details:
- Phone numbers:
+40 268 471 202 or +40 722.533.895 (between 9.00 and 16.00)
Season rates, for more details on https://visitzarnesti.ro/index.php/en/useful-info/opening-hours-prices or on their official website visit https://www.ampbears.ro/visit