Danube Delta

About Danube Delta

The delta of the Danube River represents one of the last natural paradises in Europe, a network of channels, lakes, and lushly vegetated forests. It is home to a fascinating mix of cultures and peoples—and a huge diversity of birds, presided over by the greatest of them all, the pelican. The Danube Delta is a refuge for people like you who love the peace and quiet of nature.

About Eco Chettusia

Chettusia Tours is a small private eco tourism company established by Mr.Baciu Mihai, a passionate of nature, enthusiast with years of experience working at the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority. He is also a passionate nature photographer with photo expo in France, Luxemburg, Romania.

About the Danube Delta

The Delta of the Danube River represents one of the last natural paradises in Europe, a network of channels, lakes, and lushly vegetated forests. It is home to a fascinating mix of cultures and peoples and a huge diversity of birds, presided over by the greatest of all of them, the Pelican.

Clime

The climate of the Danube Delta is continental with strong influences from the vicinity of the Black Sea and its prevalent amphibian environment. It is the driest and sunniest region (70 days with blue sky, 2500 hours of sunshine/year) of Romania. The mean annual temperature is 11°C (-1°C in January and 22°C in July), with min precipitation between 400 and 300 mm/year, decreasing from west to east.

Flora

The Danube Delta falls within east European steppe ecosystem, with Mediterranean influences. As a young region in full process of consolidation, the Danube Delta represents a very favorable place for the development of highly diverse flora and fauna, unique in Europe, with numerous rare species.

Geographic position

The modern Danube Delta began forming after 4 000 B.C. in a gulf of the Black Sea, when the sea rose to its present level. A sandy barrier blocked the Danube gulf where the river initially built its delta. Upon filling the gulf with sediments, the delta advanced outside the barrier-blocked estuary after 3,500 B.C. building several successive lobes: the St. George I (3 500-1 600 B.C.), the Sulina (1 600-0 B.C.), the St. George II (0 B.C.-Present) and the Chilia or Kilia (1600 A.D.-Present).

Who is your guide?

My name is Mihai Baciu and for 10 years I was ranger for Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. My job there was a good school to learn the Danube Delta, the places and people, the nature including also my hobby-birds.