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Campanarios de Azaba biological reserve (Salmanca)

Nestled in the picturesque province of Salamanca, close to the border with Portugal, lies the magnificent Campanarios de Azaba Biological Reserve—a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. This enchanting haven offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of unspoiled Mediterranean forests, lush meadows, and thriving ecosystems.

At Campanarios de Azaba, nature conservation takes center stage. The reserve actively contributes to the restoration and preservation of natural habitats, ensuring a sustainable future for the region’s wildlife. By staying in the reserve, you directly support these conservation efforts, allowing you to play a vital role in safeguarding the area’s ecological balance.

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Immersive accommodation

To enhance your experience, the reserve offers comfortable and eco-friendly accommodation options amidst the serene natural surroundings. Whether you prefer a cozy cabin or a charming lodge, you’ll find the perfect retreat to relax and rejuvenate after days filled with exploration. Each accommodation choice is designed to minimize environmental impact while providing a comfortable stay for guests.

For passionate wildlife photographers and avid animal observers, the breathtaking Campanarios de Azaba Biological Reserve presents an unparalleled opportunity. With its modern and well-equipped wildlife watching hides, this reserve is a dream come true. Get ready to capture extraordinary moments and witness the beauty of nature up close in an environment designed to enthrall photographers and animal enthusiasts alike.

Wildlife Watching Hides

The Campanarios de Azaba Biological Reserve boasts an array of specially designed hides, making it an ideal destination for photography and animal observation. These hides are modern, well-equipped, and strategically placed to offer you the best vantage points for capturing stunning shots of the reserve’s diverse wildlife. You’ll find yourself immersed in an unrivaled viewing experience.

Vulture and Kite Attraction Areas

Within the reserve, there are dedicated areas developed to attract magnificent vultures, including Black, Griffon, and Egyptian vultures, as well as kites. Two hides of varying types and sizes provide optimal opportunities for observation and photography.

Campanarios de Azaba biological reserve (Salmanca)
Imagine being at eye level with these majestic birds and watch them as they soar through the skies, showcasing their remarkable aerial prowess.
Tree Hides for Unique Perspectives

At Campanarios de Azaba, the adventure doesn’t stop at traditional hides. Elevated several meters above the ground, the tree hides offer a captivating and unique perspective of the natural surroundings. From these elevated positions, you can observe and photograph nature from a completely different point of view.

Campanarios de Azaba biological reserve (Salmanca)
The tree hides provide an extraordinary opportunity to capture breathtaking shots and unveil a fresh aspect of the reserve’s abundant wildlife.
Water Holes: A Wildlife Haven

The reserve’s water holes act as an irresistible magnet, attracting a diverse range of wildlife. These strategic locations are perfect for observation and photography. From birds to mammals, a captivating array of species gather around these water sources, providing photographers with a wealth of subjects to capture in their lenses.

Campanarios de Azaba biological reserve (Salmanca)
These hides are modern, well-equipped, and strategically placed to offer you the best vantage points for capturing stunning shots of the reserve’s diverse wildlife.
Nature Tourism at its best

Beyond the borders of the reserve, the Salamanca region holds many other treasures waiting to be discovered. Take a day trip to the enchanting historical city of Salamanca, known for its stunning architecture and rich cultural heritage. The walled town of Ciudad Rodrigo is well worth a visit along with Belmonte. Or, you explore nearby natural wonders such as the Arribes del Duero Natural Park, famous for its dramatic river canyons. Campanarios de Azaba serves as an excellent base for exploring these fascinating attractions in both Spain and Portugal.

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Wildmoral wildlife tours

Wildmoral wildlife tours specialize in a range of locations in Spain and their nature tourism offerings encompass:

  • Wildlife watching tours
  • Photography tours
  • Interpretive walking
  • Wildlife watching trails
  • Tracking days
  • Photography courses
  • Nature orientated family activities.
Lynx watching from a hide in Andújar (Andalucia)

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Mediterranean forest and capture stunning photographs of the magnificent Iberian lynx from a specialized hide.

Wildmoral lynx tours

Located in the serene countryside of Andújar, Jaén, this hide offers a prime vantage point in a clearing, where lynxes frequently cross while on the move or hunting. With its spacious window and comfortable setup for up to 5 photographers, you can observe the lynxes natural behavior while remaining hidden, ensuring an unforgettable photography experience.

Bear watching in the Somiedo Natural Park (Asturias)

This tour takes place in the Somiedo Natural Park, where you’ll have the opportunity to observe the majestic Cantabrian brown bear and other wildlife.

Wildmoral bear tours

Based in Pola de Somieda, Asturias, a prime location for bear sightings, Wildmoral provide up to four observation points equipped with telescopes. While sightings depend on day to day conditions, there are options to explore stunning trails, keeping an eye out for chamois, red deer, roe deer, wildcats, wild boar, and possibly even Iberian wolves.

You can choose an all-inclusive option or, if you are in the area you can join in with scheduled activities.

Wolf watching in the Sierra de Culebra (Castilla y Leon)

The Sierra de la Culebra mountain area in Zamora is known for its dense population of Iberian wolves and long-standing family groups. there are four observation sessions at key spots equipped with telescopes, offering a chance to witness these magnificent creatures.

Wildmoral wolf tours

While encounters depend on nature and its conditions, there are also outings for tracking trails, learning how to identify Iberian wolf tracks and exploring the local wildlife. Also included is a visit the Iberian Wolf Centre in Puebla de Sanabria for a guided tour, where you’ll gain valuable insights into the animals’ behavior, their relationship with humans, and the opportunity to observe them in semi-freedom.

You can choose an all-inclusive option or, if you are in the area you can join in with scheduled activities.

Photography hides across Spain

For those seeking a closer connection with nature, Wildmoral also provide a selection of photography hides. These hides offer a unique opportunity to capture unforgettable moments and take photographs of the wildlife.

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Finding wildlife photography hides in Spain

Discover the best hide photography opportunities in Spain with our guide to wildlife photography hides. These popular photo hides offer the chance to capture stunning shots of Spain’s most iconic wildlife species, from the comfort of a small, exclusive hide. With capacities for just 2-4 people, reservations are essential to secure your spot. Prices for a day’s photography typically range from €80-€150, with some peak times costing up to €300.

The Campanarios de Azaba Biological Reserve

One of the finest places to visit in Spain, The Campanarios de Azaba Biological Reserve has excellent accommodation and spectacular hides to keep birding photographers and wildlife enthusiasts very happy! Nestled in the picturesque province of Salamanca, close to the border with Portugal, this enchanting haven offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of unspoiled Mediterranean forests, lush meadows, and thriving ecosystems. Read more here: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/campanarios-de-azaba-biological-reserve-salmanca/

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