Planning for Nature Tours to Estonia
If you’re planning to go to Estonia, it might be a good idea to sign up for a nature tour. Nature tours to Estonia are guaranteed to be interesting, as the biodiversity in the country makes it a famous naturist spot. Unusual animals like lynxes, minks, and flying squirrels abound, as do the more normal bears, wolves, and wild boars.
Here are some tips if you want to have fun in nature tours to Estonia:
Get the right camera gear – In the spirit of shooting only with a camera, not guns, you should make sure that your camera equipment is set up for shooting wildlife. A DSLR camera with excellent light sensitivity and compatible long-range lenses will be a good start, along with lightweight but sturdy tripods. It’s generally not a good idea to invest in flash equipment, given that you might scare the wildlife away. You should also think about weatherizing your gear, as Estonia does have a four-season weather pattern that can be rather severe.
Consider what time of the year you will go to Estonia – Nature tours to Estonia are best described as taking advantage of when particular species are out and about, or when they will be most visible. The Beavers, for example, is usually best seen when the weather is in the “white nights”. You have to have an idea of what sort of animal you want to take photos of, or observe, before you hop on board a plane and arrive in Estonia.
Know where you will go – As with time, nature tours to Estonia also depend on animal habitats. This will affect your gear and probably even your state of health, as some tours will be more for the forests, while others will be for lakes and river areas.
Know the habits of the animals you want to observe or take photos of – You can either consult with a local nature tour service or do your own research about animals you want to catch a glimpse of. This will make the nature tours easier, for both you and your guide.
Plan other activities – Given how rich Estonia’s history and culture is, it might be a good idea for you to plan other activities before and after your trip, if only to add more entertainment to your trip. This is also a good idea if you are with your family and friends who may not be too keen on your nature tour. In such case, you can separate from the group with others willing to join you, and let them have a separate vacation plan for a few days, and you can meet them afterwards.
Don’t do it on your own – It’s always a good idea to hire a local tour service so you can maximize the fun of your nature tour. Otherwise, you may have difficulties with self-planned and organized tour arrangements – things that you won’t have to worry about if you’re going to contact a local company that sets up nature tours in Estonia.