Emerald in summer and golden-ochre in winter, thickets of reed and bulrush have become home to many species of unique animals. Here, in reeds, fish spawn, wildcats hide, otters and minks hunt, white pelicans and swans, glossy ibis and ducks, waders and cormorants have a rest on the waves of the estuary and lakes, and sea eagles and hen harriers keep watch over the prey from the blue skies. Hundreds of plant species grow in the enchanting floodplain forest, velvet meadows, and on the steep banks.
All this is a large delta of the Dnister, protected by the Lower Dnister National Nature Park. When travelling along the trails and routes of the park, remember – the Dnister Delta reveals its secrets with voices, colours and smells to those who respect nature and can patiently wait, see, hear and feel.
wetlands of international significance
the largest catfish caught here
birds - on the estuary during migrations
There is risk of fires in reeds. Fires spread quickly through the reeds and are almost impossible to tackle. Thousands of animals die in such fires. Please make a fire only in specially designated areas.
from the bus station in Odesa to the village of Maiaky – about 1 hour 20 minutes
from the berths in the village of Maiaky to the most interesting corners of the park – from 15 minutes to 3 hours