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Belovezhskaya Puscha National Park
|Address:||Kamenjuki, Kamenets District, Brest Region, 225063|
|Telephone:||+375-1631-5 61 69|
|Description:||Belovezhskaya Puscha National Park is, while the Polish located in the western part of the country in Brest Region’s Kamenets and Pruzhany districts and Grodno Region’s Svisloch District. It forms a single nature reserve with Poland’s Belovezhski National Park. The area of the Belarusian part of the reserve is 163,505 hectarespart makes 10,501 hectares.|
|Type of object:||National parks|
You will find everything nowhere else but in Pushcha.
- The biggest ancient woodland of Europe having been guarded for 600 years.
- 2 thousands of giant trees. Some of them had appeared before discovery of America by Columbus!
- The largest population of the hugest mammal of Europe is considered to be European bison (wisent).
- The highest New Year Tree of Europe located in the residence of Ded Moroz.
- The place of execution of a treaty to disband the Soviet Union is residence of Viskuli.
Country House of Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost)
Nowadays one of the most favorite routes in the territory of National Park is a trip around the “Country House of Belarusian Ded Moroz“.
The trip around the fairy “Country House of Belarusian Ded Moroz“, spread on the area of 15 hectare, takes almost an hour. It is an entertaining attraction for kids and adults. The beauty of nature and the craft of Belarusian craftsmen made this natural corner really fabulous.
Meeting Ded Moroz in Belovezhskaya Pushcha is possible all year round. In winter Ded Moroz meets the guest together with his granddaughter named Snegurochka. Both children and adults are impressed with visiting of the “Country House” with Ded Moroz. One can see sculptural compositions, illustrating various fairy-tales, Oriental calendar characters, dwarfs, diverse beasties in the “Country House”, as well as make a wish. At the entrance of the house two Ded Moroz’s guards meet the tourist known as Dub-Dubovyazovich and Vyaz-Vyazovich. One will be touched to see 40-meter height New Year Tree, carved sculptures, Ded Moroz’s wooden house, Snegurochkas, treasure box, where all the drawings, letters, children’s crafts, mailed to Ded Moroz, as well as old household objects are stored.
In the bazaar of the country house in the fresh air one can taste shashlyk (barbeque), pancakes, Pushcha herbal tea, purchase souvenirs and printed matters.
In November 2006 Belarusian Ded Moroz took part in the International Forum of New Year and Christmas Characters which took place in Moscow and Vologda. In December3, 2006 Finnish Santa Claus visited Belovezhskaya Pushcha and the Country House of Belarusian Ded Moroz.
Mails from countries of the whole world come to Belovezhskaya Pushcha to address Ded Moroz.
You can write to Ded Moroz to the following address: Ded Moroz, village Kamenyuki, 225063, Kamenetskiy District.
Animal constrains are located not far from the Natural Museum. They are spread on the territory of around 20 hectares. They stretch around 1100 meters. There you can see the main kinds of animals of Belovezhskaya Pushcha: lynx, fox, roe, noble deer, bison, elk, wolf, boar as well as raccoon dog and spotted deer accustomed on the territory of the Republic of Belarus and brown bear extinct from Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
Viewing the constrains is carried out without guide assistance.
The entrance ticket cost includes the visit to the Natural Museum.
You can visit and view the constrains daily from 9-00 till 20-00.
The Natural Museum of Belovezhskaya Pushcha was opened on September 8, 1963.
You can see various representatives of flora and fauna of the featuring nature of Belovezhskaya Pushcha in seven theme halls located on two floors. There are impressive exhibit items of massive ungulate animals, vultures and representatives of avifauna as well as the collection of insects, mushrooms and plants.
Experienced guides make an attractive excursion around the Museum. Its exposition counts over 1000 exhibit items. The Natural Museum of National Park has a large number of visitors in the Republic of Belarus.
The Museum of Belovezhskaya Pushcha keeps its history and what is more unique – the history and the legend of its inhabitants. Probably it is the only museum, where the guides tell not only about people but also reproduce mysterious history and legends of animals and plants of Pushcha:
- the legend of the Bison Lord of Pushcha about to extinct and saved by people;
- the legend of famous battle of deer stags horn twisted and therefore perished;
- a unique story of Oat Tsar;
- the legend of a hawk and a much more others.
Belovezhskaya Pushcha is a peculiar floristic-related region where Eurasian coniferous forest zone tightly adjacent with European broad-leave area and boreal forest is inferior to nemoral forests. Geographical position, climatic and soil and hydrological conditions determined the richness and diversity of flora. On this relatively large territory, one can find around 70% of plants growing throughout the whole Republic (more than 1000 kinds of vascular plants, around 270 species of bryophytic, over 290 species of lichens). As in the whole temperate zone, herbacious forms prevail over wooden in the number of species (92%).
Out of 25 species of trees growing in Belovezhskaya Puishcha, the most common of which are pine, fir, English oak, hornbeam, black alder, ash, aspen, white birch and downy, maple. Here you can meet in a natural state silver fir and sessile oak, listed in the Red Book of the Republic of Belarus and known only from Belovezhskaya Puishcha.
There are 38 species shrubs in the forest. These are hazel, buckthorn, buckthorn, viburnum, juniper, euonymus, raspberry, blackberry, honeysuckle common, various willows, currants, as well as rare for the Republic squat birch blueberry-like willow and other species.
Among herbaceous plants, about 80% are perennials. Annuals, biennials are more common on arable lands, roadsides, clearings. A special group is formed by ephemera, the lifespan of which is not more than two or three months from germination to seed maturation. Therefore, to see such plants as the spring nibs or Arabidopsis thaliana is only possible for 2-3 months. Some herbaceous perennials, ephemeroides (anemones, Corydalis, goose and bear bow ravnoplodnik, buttercup ficaria, etc.), which are typical of forest communities, also appear for an equally short period of time in spring.
In addition to the vast majority of plants living on photosynthesis one can come across with semi-parasites (eyebright, cow-wheat, rattlepots, mistletoe, etc.), receiving water with dissolved salts sticking to the roots of other plants, as well as parasites (dodder, toothworts) without chlorophyll and colored in pale yellow or dirty-pink. Like parasitic plants a few plants- saprophytes ((bird's-nest orchid (Neottia nidus-avis) and pilose pinesap), feeding with decaying plant remains. Growing in bogs sundew and aquatic bladderworts complement their "menu" of digesting captured insects.
The plants colonize the area in accordance with the biological characteristics, requirements for environmental conditions and competitive ability. In Belovezhskaya Pushcha blueberries, oxalis, beadruby, starflower are widespread and able to grow under different environmental conditions. At the same time a range of species with specific habitat requirements can seldom be seen (single-flowered pyrola, fir clubmoss).Dry loving xerophytes plants inhabit light pine forests on dry sandy soils (sheep fescue, thyme, mouse bloodwort) consuming and saving moisture. For waterlogged alder thickets are characterized hygrophilous-hydrophytes (yellow water flag, tufted loosestrife, sedges). In the oak-hornbeam, maple and linden forests common nemoral species are: goutweed, woodruff, fragrant, Easter-bell starwort.
In sphagnum bogs Labrador tea, cranberries, blueberries, cotton grass can be found. Crab's-claw and pondweed, water lilies and spatter-dock are representatives of the aquatic flora.
One of the most important tasks of the National Park is to preserve the gene pool of rare plant species and protecting their natural habitats. At the forest's area 59 species of vascular plants are found and are recorded in the Red Data Book of the Republic. Many of them are in Pushcha on the borders of areas, or are relics of past eras with different climates. Previously, they had a more extensive distribution. But with climate change and growth conditions they are preserved only in a few refuges-shelters suitable for their lives.
Bryophytes, living in a wide range of environmental conditions, are considered to be very ancient group of plants. The Red Book of Belarus includes 15 species of this group, one third of which lives in Pushcha.
Mosses are an integral part of the Pushcha landscapes. They live not only on the ground, but also cover the bottom of the tree trunks, rocks and decaying deadwood, and the largest moss – fireproof water moss – is growing even in water. Moss carpets and cushions give the ancient forest fairy coloring.
In dry pine forests continuous carpet of dikranum moss with wavy and fancifully curved stems of moss Schreber cover the ground. Besides, pictures of blue-green juniperic haircap moss is found in the most heated and light areas. Delicate moss gilokomium settles down, where the soil is somewhat moist and rich. It is often accompanied by similar to miniature fern fronds ptilium ostrich feather moss. The landscape of pine and spruce forests diversify pale bluish-green dense cushions of leukobriuma. Decorative qualities of this moss were used in landscaping, and its use in the "Japanese" gardens-rockeries.
Ancient Pushcha forest is rich in lichens. The majority of the rare lichens of Belarus (15 species out of 17) grows in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. They are adapted to the most adverse environmental conditions, excessive dryness of the substrate and air, abrupt temperature drops, can exist where no other organisms live. Externally unsightly lichens colonize the first nutrient-poor substrates and provide further basis for the settlement of other plants.
Typical representatives of foliose lichens (70 species of which are in the forest), with thallus in the form of edge-rounded blade plates attached to the substrate threadlike appendages (rhizoids) are Lobar pulmonaria, growing on trunks and branches of various trees and peltigera that normally lives on the ground on tree trunks or on decaying stumps.
Species of Cladonia genus, growing in pine forests in open sunny places, relate to fruticose lichens (67 species), which really remind branched bushes.
But crustose forms of lichens (155 species) that are not always perceptible to the unexperienced can be found more often in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. They are tightly adhered to the substrate in the shape of a crust and can sometimes be extraordinary.
This group of plants resistant not only to adverse climatic conditions, but also to fatal for most organisms doses of UV and gamma radiation. At the same time, they cannot tolerate air pollution and are good indicators of clean environment.
The diverse world of fungi of Belovezhskaya Pushcha still poorly studied. Growth of about 600 different species of fungi, including the vast majority of agarics and wood-eating species are established on the Belarusian part. It is also identified more than 60 species of Erisyphaceae causing diseases of plants.
Most fungi do their work creepingly. They can be seen only with a microscope. In early spring, when the troughs are still filled with snow bright red cups of cup fungi stand out on the half-rotten fallen trees or directly on the forest floor. A little later, at the edges and hardwood forest clearings, one can see morels and in pine forests – saddle fungi. In June so-called "kolosoviki" like shaggy boletus, yellow boletus, cepe, begin to grow. True diversity of the fungal kingdom can only be seen in late summer. Boletus and orange agaric, aspen mushrooms and milk agaric, honey fungus and sphagnum bugs, russula and sharp agaric beg you to put them in your basket.
Inquisitive eyes may discover some fungal rare species. Indeed, we know 8 out of 17 species of fungi in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, recorded in the Red Book of the Republic. Among them there are curled sparassis or fungal cabbage, growing at the base of pine trunks in old-pine forests, cribriform geritsy, like a frost-covered with huge-needle hoarfrost lace, maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa), or mushroom-ram, stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus) popular in folk medicine.
Swamps are complex natural ecosystems, combining the features of the lake and land. Their characteristic feature is the presence of peat and plenty of water. Peat itself contains 80 to 95% of water. The total area of non-forested swamps in Pushcha is more than 7% of the territory. The main part of the swamps (98%) refers to lowland, feeding with ground water.
There are few upland open swamps in Pushcha (just 0.4%). It is mainly clearings of sphagnum pine forests in the watersheds, therefore they are called so.
Transitional swamps occupy some large area (1.6%). They combine the features of lowland and upland bogs. They are fed with groundwater and precipitation.
It should be noted, the importance of swamps is in the conservation of biological diversity of both plants and animals and especially birds.
The fauna of Belovezhskaya Pushcha is rich and diverse. It could be much richer, but some of the species were wiped out by man in the recent historical past. Thus, in the XVII century. auroch was knocked out, a wolverine and marbled polecat disappeared, in the XVIII century – beaver, deer, tarpan, in the XIX century – bear, wild cat, flying squirrel, in the early XX century. – bison, but after 1953 European mink has disappeared as well. Several attempts were made to restore the species composition of fauna, or even complete it. Deer, bison, beaver and fallow deer were successfully acclimatized or re-acclimatized. There were unsuccessful experiments in acclimatization of reindeer, mouflon and re-acclimatization of bear. Tarpan horse, among ancestors of whose were vanished from the surface of the globe wild tarpan, currently can be only seen in the constrains of the National Park during the excursion. At the same time, some species found ecological niche in the forest having migrated from other places. This is a raccoon dog, muskrat, American mink (Mustela vison).
Mammals of Belovezhskaya Pushcha is currently represented by 59 species, making up 85% of the fauna of Belarus. The most interesting among them is the bison, recorded in the International Red Book. It is the largest in Europe and one of the oldest animals on our planet, related to the bison genus. Purebred bison is currently represented by two subspecies – Belovezhskiy and Belovezhskiy- Caucasian. Previously (from 1946 to 1968.) in the Belarusian part of Belovezhskaya Pushcha contained both subspecies. Then the animals with an admixture of Caucasian blood were removed, and now only Belovezhskiy and plain bison live here.
Male length of a bison varies from 255-305 cm in height in the chest – 170 - 195 cm, females somewhat smaller. Weight of adult males is 600 - 850 kg (sometimes reaches up to 1 ton), females - 400 - 600 kg. Bulls, due to the greater length of the spinous processes in the chest, a hunch stands out well and head is crowned by a pair of well-developed and somewhat bent inwards black crescent-shaped horns. They are thicker, stronger and wider, but less curved than the females’.
The mane, hanging from the bottom of the neck, attaches the primitive image of the beast to the bison. Brown-brown tone dominates in the body color of the animal. Bison reach complete physical development at the age of 7 - 8 years old and live about 25 years. Pressed by a man, bison almost disappeared from the face of the earth. The forests of Belovezhskaya Pushcha were the last habitat of these animals. They were here under special protection.
Besides bison, one can find other ungulates in Pushcha, such as deer, roe deer, elk and wild boar. The most numerous of them are red deer and wild boar, whose number in some years can reach more than 1500 individuals. The population of European roe deer (wild goats) is subject to significant fluctuations and dependent on winter conditions and the presence of its enemies – the wolf and lynx. In recent years the number of roe deer in the forest makes up about 300 in. The smallest species among ungulates is considered to be an elk. Only about 80 individuals of this species inhabit Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
Predatory mammals are represented by 12 species. The largest of them are wolves, lynx, fox, raccoon dog, badger and otter. Of small predators and found a stone and common marten, American mink, ferret, stoat, weasel.
Fauna of insectivorous mammals consists of 7 species. They include common hedgehog, mole, common shrew and small ordinary water shrew.
There are 20 species related to rodents in Pushcha. Among them are such rare as birch mouse, harvest mouse, dormice (hazel and garden), hamster, vole (underground, housekeeper and arable).
Avifauna of Belovezhskaya Pushcha is exceptionally rich and diverse. There are more than 250 species of birds from the 310 recorded for the whole territory of Belarus. This is more than in any other national park in our country or in Poland. About 180 species make nests there. Due to the well-preserved habitats, there are 64 species of birds in Pushcha recorded in the latest edition of the Red Book of Belarus. It is home to a great gray owl and boreal owl, black stork and bittern.
The largest birds of prey is the white-tailed eagle, taking fancy of Pushcha water basins. It is registered in the list of International and National Red Data Books. Its small quantity is conditioned by not so much devastation and poaching of nests, but deforestation in the floodplains of large rivers and lakes, the impoverishment of the fish resources, concern in nesting time, as well as the immoderate use of agricultural pesticides, end users of which have become a lot of fish-eating birds. Among endangered birds of Europe a greater spotted eagle (1-3 pairs) with total quantity of about two hundred pairs in Belarus, also nests in Pushcha.
Even mixed pairs of greater and smaller spotted eagle are registered in the National Park. Night predators – owls – are represented by 11 species, most of which are listed as endangered. The largest owl - an eagle owl, the weight of adult birds is from two to three kilograms, and the smallest – pygmy owl, which weighs only 60-80 g. Belovezhskaya Pushcha is probably the only ground where breeding of all 10 species of woodpeckers found in Europe are marked.
Here you can find a typical inhabitant of deciduous forests in Europe – a middle woodpecker and a representative of northern taiga coniferous forests – a tridactylous woodpecker, the inhabitant of primeval forest – a white-backed woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) and exclusively synanthropic species - a Syrian woodpecker, the smallest in Europe – a wryneck woodpecker and the largest – a black woodpecker, the most introverted – a gray-haired woodpecker and the most "sociable" - a great spotted woodpecker. Birds are amazing creatures of nature. They can be told about for hours. But the best way of learning is to study them in nature on one’s own.
All 7 species of reptiles of Belarus are marked in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The most common of snakes is considered to be grass snake, which lives in the National Park almost anywhere, and is most common in wet places. Less commonly, you can see the adder and smooth snake. The most typical of lizards is a sand lizard. It can be usually seen in the meadows of light pine forests. Smaller viviparous lizard inhabits wetlands of pine forests, rivers and lakes. Anguis fragilis
Differs from other lizards in absence of limbs and can be found throughout the whole Pushcha area. Fresh-water turtle (Emys), like smooth snake, is enlisted in Red Data Book of the Republic.
11 species of amphibians are found in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. These are common and crested newts, red-bellied toad, spade-footed toad, tree frog, three species of frogs and three species of toads. Grassy and snipy frogs are common in wet forest habitats, and a pond frog usually lives in stagnant water. Gray toad is found in most cases among toads and prefers wet forests. More rare green and cane toads (the latter enlisted in Republican Red Book). Fairly common species is the tree frog, which is due to suckers on the toes can climb on branches of trees and shrubs. It can be mainly found in deciduous forests and damp meadows zakustarennyh.
The ichthyofauna of Belovezhskaya Pushcha is represented by 27 species of fish and brook lamprey. The common are roach, perch, ruffe, pike, gudgeon, tench, ordinary and silver crucian carp. Rare representatives are eel and catfish registered only by single occurrence. One kind of Capricorn beetles, or Myron is recorded in the Republican Red Book. The main abundance of fish is concentrated in the Lesnaya and Narev river catchments and Lyadskoe and Khmelevskoe artificial water reservoirs.
About 70% of all living creatures on our planet are insects. It has been already discovered and described more than a million of them, but scientists annually find out hundreds of thousands of new ones. Belovezhskaya Pushcha is known for about 10 000 species of insects, despite the fact that this group is yet poorly understood. The richest species are Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera and Hemiptera with over 95% of insect species diversity of the National Park. Among nearly 3,000 species of beetles the most numerous are considered to be ground beetles, rove beetles, weevils, leaf beetles, longhorn and scarab. The largest ground beetles are blow-gun beetles, 6 species of which are enlisted in Republican Red Book.
Many species of invertebrates living in the soil, leaf litter, rotten wood and under bark of trees. The peculiarity of beetles of Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the presence of a large number of species in dead wood in various stages of decomposition. One of these large and huge species is a hermit beetle, whose larvae feed on semi-decomposed wood of deciduous trees. In Belarus it is more common, but as well as spring beetle enlisted in Republican Red Book. The latter species in Pushcha is one of the background, and in some places exceeds the number of common species of dung-shrews.
A spruce bark beetle should be noted among other beetles, which is considered to be the main stem pests. Other types of beetles do harm as well as representatives of the families of jewel and lumberjacks, the most noticeable and common of which are woodcutter-tanner and a large spruce beetle.
More than a thousand species of butterflies registered in Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the vast majority of nocturnal species. They are usually colored in plain gray. Among them are revelers, giant silkworm moths, hawk moths and some species of moths, distinguishing in size and bright colors.
The insects of the Hymenoptera order are diverse. These are different species of wasps, including the largest – hornets – build nests in hollows of old trees, as well as horntails, sawflies and wood ants nurses. Among true bees, bumble-bees attract a special attention, appearing in early spring when most insects are still in hibernation. Recently in Europe a decrease in their numbers was registered, resulting in some species of bumblebees become rare.
Puscha takes eastern ledge of Visla Basin, which is formed by tributaries of the Bug – the Narev (northern and central parts of the array) and the Forest Right (southern part). Neman and Pripyat basins are adjoined from the north and north-east, and the watershed of the Baltic and Black seas passes close to the borders of the Belovezhskiy array. The Narev originates outside the forest, crosses the Wild swamp, then the northern part of Pushcha from east to west and has swamped narrow armhole. Its major tributary is the river Narevka flowing into the Narev at northern borders of Polish part of the array. The Right Forest river, the basin of which is separated from the Narev by Belovezhskiy ridge originates in Poland, which flows in a southeasterly direction and crosses the southern boundary of the forest. There it merges with the left Forest, thus forming the Forest River flowing into the Bug to the north of Brest. The Narev, the Narewka and the Right Forest take a number of small rivers and streams: the Grozna, the Solomenka, the Pererovnitsa, the Perevoloka and others, whose sources are within Pushcha.
There are no natural lakes in Pushcha. Among 10 artificial ponds, the largest are created in the floodplain. The river Perevoloka is formed instead of former low-lying swamp and meadow: Lake Lyadskoye (345 hectares) and Khmelevskoye (75gektarov) and in the valley. Pererovnitsy (18 hectares).
Belovezhskaya Pushcha, which has preserved its original state up to nowadays, was hunting ground of princes, kings, and kings from time immemorial. In 1795, Belovezhskaya Pushcha joined the Russian Empire.
One of the most famous huntings in Belovezhskaya Pushcha was held in October 1860 to show the world the richness and power of the Russian Empire under Alexander II. A monument in the form of a bison was erected to memorize hunting. After this hunting, none of the kings hunted in Pushcha up to 1894.
Pushcha is prepared for hunting with grand style indeed.
A hunting palace, a church for the king and his retinue, and military-strategic highway from Belsk to Pruzhany from the bridge is constructed. And huntings were held since 1894 every three years till 1912 (except 1906 and 1909).
Luxury rails of the bridge of the strategic highway with restored two-headed eagles have survived to this day. Today, anyone visiting Belovezhskaya Pushcha and making an excursion around this primeval forest, can have a drive on that road. Double-headed eagles are restored only in the Belarusian part of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The way the hunting is organized, the location of the bison-shaped monument, reasons of hunting palace having not been preserved and its original looks, the reason for the roadway to be the most solemn day of the hunting procedure - all this facts can be learnt in the Natural History Museum at the Royal Hunting of Belovezhskaya Pushcha exhibition, fascinatingly accompanied by guides.
Forest Hunting Range
The natural diversity of the Belarusian land, the wealth of wildlife allowed maintaining the image of Belarus as a hunting country for all Europe for centuries. Our forests have long been lured by foreign hunters. Kievan princes, Polish kings and Russian czars visited Belarus in order to hunt bison, bear, round, red deer, fallow deer and even tarpan at different times.
Not only neighbors, but also Western European fans (Poles, Czechs, Germans, Italians, French, Swiss, Norwegians, Belgians, Dutch, Americans, etc.) come for exotic sight and excitement to Belarus. Hunting season is open in the country most of the year. The main routes of the birds, coming back from the south, pass through Belarus. These paths almost completely "cover" the territory of the Republic. Nowadays a lot of species of game animals and birds live in the hunting area. Among them are deer, boar, deer, elk, bison. Shereshevsky forest-hunting range practices hunting in cloven-hoofed animals, yield of which is regulated and is possible only if one-time permission with route sheet to it.
There is one critically important circumstance.
Today one cannot find big game in all European forests. Therefore, people in particular pleased to come to our so-called Tsar’s (royal) hunting. This name was given to it by the bison – a king (tsar) of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. We all know that this outlandish beast is enlisted in the Red Book of Belarus, and hence the population number is strictly monitored and bison hunting is prohibited. But there is one finer point. At early 2007 there were 730 bison in the republic. According to scientists studies our forests can provide not more than 500-600 individuals with food. So now two groups of bison are distinguished: the primary and backup of the gene pool, i.e., animals that do not participate in the reproduction of the herd. The first group representative live in the areas of the National Park, and hunting them is forbidden. The second group lives in the hunting grounds or next to them and intended for hunting. Both Belarusian and a foreigner can get the license to hunt bison. (Bison hunting trophies are valued under the regulations of the International Council for the Protection of Wildlife (CIC)). To get this license, you should write a request to the owners of the land – to Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Afterwards the specially authorized committee will decide whether to give permission for hunting.
In addition, to get the license to hunt, all the foreigners shall have:
National Certificate for hunting, weapons permission and contract with the tour operator. Belarusian law does not prohibit foreigners to export hunting trophies from the country in order to impress your friends and relatives in their homeland.
The reason for export is considered to be the trophy list and veterinary health certificate issued by the State Veterinary Service. To export the product of hunting from Belarus, the sale of which is regulated by international agreements, it will be required to have an additional permission from the Natural Resources and Environment Conservation Ministry.
Favorable conditions for hunting and accommodation are created for hunters in forest hunting range. Infrastructure of hunting is constantly evolving. Modern hunting facilities are provided here. Fixed and moveable towers for trophy hunting, accompanied by professional rangers, comfortable cabins, cages for dogs are provided. It is possible to stay in the hotels of the European class category *** (three-star). If desired you may use other services provided.
Accommodation and Food
Belovezhskaya PUshcha National Park provides you with three-star hotel services, guest house “Pererov” and the Earl Tyshkevich’s House. You can find out the cost of hotel reservation by calling:
tel.: +375 1631 56 2 00
Extra services: sauna, billiards, children’s room service, car parking, puffer ride, horse team ride, tennis court, sports facilities rent, bike rent and others.
How to get there
How to get to Pushcha
Brest-Kamenets-Kamenyuki taxi-buses and Brest-Kamenyuki buses
Telephone of Brest bus station: +375 162 238142, 114—inquiry office of Brest bus station
Telephone of bus pay office of the village of Kamenyuki: +375 1631 56376
By personal transportation
From Brest – on the Brest-Kamenyuki highway (Ð83) – 60 km.
From Minsk – on the Minsk-Brest highway (Ì1) up to the turn to the town of Zhabinka (Ð7) up to ã the town of Kamenets and further on to the village Kamenyuki (Ð83), (around 380 km).
From Minsk – on the Minsk-Brest highway (Ì1) up to the turn to the city of Slonim (Ð21) to the town of Kamenets and further on to the village Kamenyuki (Ð83), (around 380 km).
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