The Black Zimbri Reserve: A foray into Romania's wilderness

A sanctuary for the zimbri: The Neagra Zimbri Reserve is an oasis of peace and wilderness located in Suceava county, where you can admire zimbri in their natural habitat. The reserve is home to a population of more than 50 zimbers, giving them a chance for a free and carefree life.

A journey into the heart of nature: a visit to the Black Reserve will take you through centuries-old beech and fir forests, where you will be able to observe rich and diverse flora and fauna. With a bit of luck, you may even spot other wildlife, such as deer, roe deer, wolves and bears.

An educational experience: the Black Reserve offers visitors an information centre where you can learn more about the zimbers and the importance of nature conservation. There are also regular guided walks and educational workshops for children and adults.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Access:
    • The Black Reserve is located about 60 km from Suceava.
    • It can be reached by car, bus or taxi.
  • Opening hours:
    • Every day, 9:00-17:00 (May-October)
    • 10:00-16:00 (November-April)
  • Prices:
    • Adults: 20 lei
    • Children (6-12 years): 10 lei
    • Students, pensioners: 15 lei
  • Recommendations:
    • Comfortable hiking footwear
    • Weather appropriate clothing
    • Adhere to the rules of sightseeing
    • Photography is allowed without flash
  • Accommodation:
    • There are many guesthouses and villas in the area offering affordable accommodation.
    • It is recommended to book your accommodation in advance, especially on weekends and during peak season.
  • Dining:
    • There are many restaurants and cottages in the area where you can dine.
    • It is recommended to try the traditional Romanian dishes.

Discover more:

  • The Black Reserve was founded in 1958.
  • The reserve is part of the Putna-Vrancea National Park.
  • Zebras are the largest land mammals in Europe.
  • The ibex were on the brink of extinction at the end of the 19th century.

Plan your visit to the Black Reserve and enjoy a unique experience in the heart of nature!


  • Black Elk Reserve:
  • Zimbru:
  • Beech forest:
  • Information centre:

Further information:

  • Activities:
    • Guided walks
    • Educational workshops
    • Wildlife watching
    • Visiting the information centre
  • Tips for tourists:
    • It is recommended to visit the reserve outside the tourist season to avoid crowds.
    • You can purchase souvenirs from the reserve's shop.
    • A visit to the Black Reserve can be combined with a visit to the Castle of Suceava and the Monasteries of Bucovina.