Transylvania: Discover Europe’s untouched landscapes and unique wildlife

Step back in time to meet the medieval wildlife of modern Europe, nestled in the rolling hills of Transylvania's picturesque countryside.

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Romania’s Carpathian Mountains are one of Europe’s last medieval landscapes, where traditional farming methods contribute to enormous biodiversity, almost unseen across the rest of Europe for hundreds of years. The Tarnava Mare region, where the Angofa Research Centre is based, comprises 85,000 hectares of flower-rich grasslands supporting the continent’s last remaining lowland bears, as well as lynx, wolves, wild boar, hundreds of birds, and rare butterflies.

Transylvania’s medieval land-use pattern – forested ridges and gullies, pasture and hay meadows on gentler slopes and terraces, and arable land and smaller meadows on the flat valley bottoms near villages – directly support the continued protection of Romania’s wildlife. The Angofa Wildlife Centre helps supports local farmers by helping them build small businesses that incentivize the protection of local wildlife through traditional agricultural practices.

About the Angofa Wildlife Centre

The Angofa Wildlife Centre is the home base for biodiversity research, conservation, and wildlife tourism in Transylvania. The restored farmhouse and school is based 15-minutes outside of Sighișoara in the scenic Angofa Valley, surrounding by rolling hills, oak forests, and wildflower meadows.

Throughout the year, the Angofa Centre runs wildlife tours to support their conservation and research efforts, run in partnership between local NGO Fundatia ADEPT and tour operator, Friends of Wallacea.

The Angofa Wildlife Centre will be our base camp for viewing the wildlife of the region, as well as enjoying home-cooked meals in the garden between activities. Consider us your home away from home.

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Ready to experience wild Transylvania? Join us on a day tour:

For true explorers, sign up for one of our multi-day excursions or volunteer opportunities!

Looking for the perfect event venue? Traveling with friends?

We have custom tours and event space available for bookings.

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    Where to find us?

    Just a 15-minute drive from Sighișoara – or we can send a transfer to get you!

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    Front Page of the 2020 Angofa Wildlife Centre Report detailing our achievements and biodiversity records of fauna observation. PDF of full 15 pages available by email