4x4 Jeep Safari – enjoying the nature
Our Rafting Center Drina Tara offers some very popular 4x4 Jeep Safari tours thanks to its perfect position between two national parks (Durmitor and Sutjeska), the proximity of Europe’s only primeval forest (Perucica), the biggest mountain range of the region, many untouched canyons and perfect, unspoiled nature.
4X4 JEEP SAFARI IS ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR OFFERS IN NATURE (BESIDES RAFTING AND HIKING). THE SAFARI DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT EXCEPT FOR SOME WARM CLOTHES AND SHOES.
All 4x4 tours are lead by our professional guides. Our guests usually choose the safari in Sutjeska National Park. The first choice for the safari is the tour of Perucica primeval forest (the only primeval forest in Europe), Skakavac waterfall (over 80m high), Prijevor mountain pass, mountain ‘katuns’, Tjentiste with its rich history… This tour starts at about 10 a.m. and ends at 3 or 4 p.m. It is not very demanding nor difficult with about 4-5 hours’ drive.
Somewhat longer and a bit more demanding but worthwhile is a visit to the mountain Zelengora with its beautiful lakes, known among the locals as ‘mountain eyes’. The tour on Zelengora goes through Tjentiste, down the breathtaking canyon of the Sutjeska, over the Cemerno mountain pass then right to Orlovacko lake. Besides the tours of the lakes and unbelievable sights of the most beautiful Zelengora mountain our guests usually choose a light hike to the top of Zelengora- Bregoc (2014m). The Zelengora safari starts at about 9 a.m. and lasts until 7 p.m.
As far as the 4x4 tours go, one increasingly popular is Jeep safari to the Tara canyon, more precisely the right side of the canyon- real wilderness and unspoiled nature! Our guests can choose how to spend the day between a few options. It could be a light walk in nature with 4x4 safari, a barbecue on the edge of the canyon, a tour of Zlatni Bor - a little family dairy farm known for fantastic cheese located at the very edge of the Tara canyon, etc.
Another popular tour is the Durmitor ring. It starts at our rafting center up the Piva mountain, through the Susica canyon, next to Sucicko lake, over Mala Crna Gora to Zabljak. From Zabljak we go over the Sedlo mountain pass (at about 2000m height), down to Trsa to reach Piva lake down the spectacular serpentines. We go back to our rafting Center driving through the beautiful Piva canyon. It is possible to pass the whole route by car as it is asphalted now. If our guests have one extra day we recommend to make this this trip on their own as it does not require special terrain vehicles. But our hope remains that this trend of asphalting the roads will not continue as it significantly ruins what National Parks Sutjeska and Durmitor are known for - true wilderness and nature. Sutjeska National park is the place where it still exists in abundance.
Longer 4x4 safari tours include lunch packets or lunch in nature, depending on the guests’ wishes. Shorter tours do not include meals because they take place between breakfast and lunch served at our rafting center.