In the far west of Europe’s largest wetland, the magnificent Danube Delta, right on the border of Ukraine, lies a remote private reserve of some thousand hectares. Known as Ultima Frontiera, it protects an extensive complex of old fishponds, lakes and canals, vast reedbeds, floodplains and woodlands that are all easily accessed by the network of raised tracks that separate them.

Having lived and worked in Madagascar before joining Naturetrek, it made perfect sense for Operations Manager Kerrie Porteous to take over our portfolio of holidays to this unique island when she joined the company in 2012.

Azure tit

Iris de Carteret travelled on our 'Belarus in Spring' holiday and submitted this entry to our writing competition.

Hyena, Botswana

Angela Hunt travelled on our 'Botswana's Desert & Delta (Mammals)' holiday and submitted this entry to our writing competition.

Hoopoe, Portugal

Estelle Ingram travelled on our 'Autumn Birding in Southern Portugal' tour and submitted this entry to our writing competition.