Where to make a nature trip: 5 amazing Ukrainian reserves
African safari, a real archeological expedition, and ancient writings
Ukraine's nature is unique in its diversity. While the borders are still closed, we can't only dream of an exotic vacation but also go for it without leaving the country. We've put together five atypical destinations, and traveling to them, you can visit the safari, and archeological excavations, as well as go photo hunting for wild pelicans.
Safari in Askania-Nova
The largest protected steppe in Europe is in Ukraine, and it's the Askania-Nova Reserve, one of the oldest in Ukraine, founded in 1874. Askania-Nova is one of the seven wonders of Ukraine, and here you can see how zebras, wildebeests, buffaloes, gays, cranes, gray geese, and ducks live in the wild – and, as you know, it's not a complete list of animals. Instead of the famous African five, you can see a hundred other, no less beautiful, and very rare species of birds and animals.
The reserve offers various excursions, including retro photo safaris through untouched areas. So don't forget to bring your best camera and video camera, otherwise, no one will believe the stories about wild zebras in the Ukrainian steppe! The two-hour trip even involves contact with wild animals, which, incidentally, are accustomed to visitors and are always ready to make friends with them. Excursions are not conducted during the quarantine, and relevant information can always be found on the reserve's website.