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Wildlife holidays in Belgium with Naturetrek
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Wildlife holidays in Belgium

Tell me about Belgium …

Although more associated with fine chocolates than natural history, Belgium can boast many excellent wildlife reserves where the quality of the flora, birds (especially in winter) and insect life rivals that attained by the national confectionary!

Our short tours to Belgium will introduce you to some of these natural attributes, focusing on the flat landscape bordering Holland where the Zwin Estuary, long since cut off from the sea by accumulations of silt, has created an important maritime ecosystem.

The historic city of Bruges is unmissable and several other wetland nature reserves in northern Belgium are worth a visit before we travel south to explore the legendary Ardennes region which contains the highest hills in the country and many tracts of impressive forest.

We also spend some time looking at some of Belgium’s most important and renowned historical and architectural towns. Bruges, with its medieval street pattern, meandering canals and green ramparts, enthralls millions of visitors every year.

Our Belgium specialist recommends..

"I recommend you try our ‘Belgium in Summer’ tour to explore the delights of Belgium’s finest wild landscapes or perhaps our ‘Belgium in Winter’ tour, where we go in search of wildfowl and Ardennes specialities."

Andy Tucker
Operations Manager

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Naturetreks wildlife holidays to Belgium explore the Belgian countryside in search of birds, flowers and mammals while taking in a little of the history and culture of the medieval city of Bruges.

What might I see?

  • Flocks of geese in the Uitkerkse polders, including White-fronted, Pink-footed, Red-breasted & Lesser White-fronted Geese
  • Wintering grebes & divers as well as ducks such as Smew & Goldeneye
  • In summer we look among heathlands for Nightjars, Woodcocks & lekking Black Grouse
  • Its possible to see up to 48 species of dragonfly in the Den Diel Reserve
  • The historic city of Bruges


The hotels at Salmchateau and Nismes were excellent. The inclusion of a tour on foot of central Bruges, with a local guide, was a splendid idea, and I say that although I tend to take culture in rather small quantities!

Belgium in Summer

Gerald was delightful - combining genuine expertise with an infectious sense of humour. I was also impressed by how my gluten-free requirement was handled, too.

Belgium in Summer

This was an excellent trip, good company and very well organised by Gerald who had an extensive knowledge of the wildlife on show and we got to see plenty.