I'm flying to you: how to have a good rest in Belovezhskaya Pushcha

I'm coming to you: how to have a good rest in Belovezhskaya Pushcha

The oldest nature reserve and the largest forest in Central Europe, stretching across Belarus and Poland, is a suitable place for a leisurely, thoughtful vacation away from the hustle and bustle of big cities. You can come here with a one-day excursion or stay overnight, but it is better to spend several days or even the whole vacation in Pushcha. The natural beauty of the forest region is perfectly complemented by a well-developed infrastructure: good hotels, cafes, restaurants, swimming pools and tennis courts. We tell you what to expect from a trip to Belovezhskaya Pushcha.


For lovers of wild outdoor recreation in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, there are several campsites and parking lots where you can put up a tent right in the thick grass, under the canopy of a relict forest. On the ecotrail “Lake Ring”, 3 km from the main entrance to the park, there is a parking lot “Plyanta”, on the ecological route “Lava” – a parking lot of the same name, near the forest lake Pererov – a campsite with a bathroom, shower, kitchen, gazebos and swings. Accommodation in the parking lot costs 50 BYN per day, this amount includes firewood. Sleeping bags, tents, bicycles, fishing rods and bowlers are available for rent. At the campsite, you can take a steam bath for an additional fee.

Comfortable in the forest

In the protected Bialowieza forests there is everything you need for those who cannot imagine rest without the benefits of civilization: from guest houses to hotel rooms complexes. The administrative center of the national park is the village of Kamenyuki, where you can stay in one of the three buildings of the hotel of the same name. The cost of a double room starts from 118 BYN per day.

A kilometer from the main entrance to the park, there is Hotel No. 2″, where a double room costs 80-120 BYN per day. Accommodation in a small hunter's house “Pererov” (off. site), comfortably located in a picturesque corner of Belovezhskaya Pushcha and designed for 6 people, will cost 210-300 BYN.

There are many guest houses and estates on the territory of the reserve and in its vicinity, where you can spend both a couple of days off and a full vacation: the longer the stay, the lower the price. A cottage with all amenities for a large company is rented for the weekend for about 250 BYN per day, for 7-10 days – half the price. In the national park, they offer to buy tourist packages with food, but you can solve this issue on your own: in Belovezhskaya Pushcha there is a restaurant of the same name and several cafes that serve, among other things, game dishes.

Recreation program

People come to Belovezhskaya Pushcha to be alone with nature: to wake up to the singing of birds, breathe the fresh air of coniferous forests, walk among centuries-old oaks and pines, swim in clear lakes, watch wild animals. Hiking and cycling routes ranging from 4 to 28 km are laid across the park.

Walking to the drained Dokudovo swamp in the morning or in the evening, you can see grazing bison, deer and roe deer, and observation towers are equipped along the route for observations and photography.

Ecotrail “Lake Ring” passes through pine and spruce forests, river floodplain, meadows and abandoned gardens, which forest dwellers like to visit – wild boars, deer, raccoon dogs. The “Northern Path” begins at the mansion of Count Tyszkiewicz and leads through a park with exotic plants to the surrounding forests, where ship pines, giant spruces, maples and ash trees rise. You can get to know the inhabitants of the forest better and feed them in the enclosures near the Museum of Nature, where wolves and bears, foxes and lynxes, deer and bison live. There are two more museums in the reserve – the Open-Air Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Folk Life and Ancient Technologies.

In the depths of the forest, for 20 years, the residence of Zyuzi, a Belarusian Father Frost is a spacious estate decorated with openwork wood carvings. Visitors are welcomed by the main winter wizard and other fairy tale characters all year round. The estate has a museum of Santa Claus, as well as “Skarbnitsa” – a repository of gifts and letters sent by children from different countries. A 40-meter spruce grows on the territory of the residence, which is decorated with garlands of multi-colored light bulbs for the New Year.

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