The Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park is located 340km to the south-west of Minsk in the Brest region of Belarus It is one of five National Parks in Belarus and the largest forest in the lowlands of central Europe. This is most beautiful unspoiled national parks in Europe. Belovezhskaya Pushcha is a National Park covers the Belarussian part of the forest. Mammals such as Bison, Wild Boar, Elk and Wild Horses in habit the forest, which was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979 & extended in 1992, and in 1993 it was granted UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status.

There are several reasons that make this park appealing to the 21st century eco-tourist such as the one fact is cars are not allowed on site.  There are five buses a day to Kamenyets from Brest, but Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park is still a taxi ride away.You may have the group of someone who knows the area, and have knowledge of the park’s history. You will learn about notable areas that are worth seeing and give you a greater insight into everything from the local flora to fauna, of which there are plenty worth seeing. Green travelers who have a special interest in flowers and trees will be at home here as there are nearly 1000 different species growing.

On the other hand, it is most likely the ancient and imposing Oak trees that are the highlight of the plant world in this park. For the animal lovers out there a plentiful variety of different shapes and sizes await. From otters to lynx to woodpeckers, there are plenty that wonder the park by day or night with the highlight being that of the European Bison.  The National Park is rarely visited by large tourists due to a lack of facilities and infrastructure, the Białowieża National Park, which covers the Polish part of the forest, may prove easier to access.

There are rare species in larger numbers in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park than anywhere else on the continent.  There is a library, zoo and a museum all of which will aid in gaining a far greater understanding of the park. There are a couple of hotels for those tourists looking to spend their entire vacation at the park. What better way to enjoy and feel right at home.

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