Preservation of nature, variety and diversity of the habitat as well as specific climate conditions have all together favored the development and existence of very rich flora and fauna. That way, in the region of Šipovo you can find some species that had been extinct long ago in other areas. Numerous protected species grow on the glades between forested hills. Capture with your sight or your camera lens a violet, cyclamen, valerian, Bosnian lily, lily of the valley, digitalis, … At the same time enjoy the beautiful scent of these flowers.
If you want to enjoy different flavors, there are, depending on the season, blueberries, raspberries, wild strawberries, blackberries, wild pears and other forest fruits.
As you carefully walk around the sweet brier and white hawthorn shrubs, you might be in the opportunity to spot a rabbit or a squirrel climbing among the oak and hazel branches in the search for food.
If you choose the Virgin forest of Janj as your destination, you may expect to spot at the very least the tracks of a brown bear, especially in the autumn under the wild pear and apple trees.
Experienced observers may notice the tracks of a lynx, a stoat or a doe on the paths and around the watering places.
Lovers of watching towards the sky will enjoy observing numerous bird species. Capercaillies, hazel grouses, hawks, falcons, pigeons, woodpeckers represent only part of the species that decorate with their plumage the vastness of forests and blue sky of this region.
If you are one of those people that have always admired the constructing skills of the beavers, we recommend you to go for a walk along the Sokočnica River. Hardworking constructors have built numerous dams in the river which additionally enriches this watercourse.
Wonderful landscapes of Šipovo represent the right place to encounter other animals about which we have heard in fairy tales and fables. Don’t let the appearance of a fox, a wild boar, or even sometimes of a wolf surprise you.
Enjoy one of the rarely preserved oases of Europe and discover flora and fauna of this region in your own way.
For the first time in the history of the city, the tourist organization of the municipality of Šipovo was officially established on June 19, 2007 by the Municipal Assembly of Šipovo. Its main task is to present and improve the tourist offer of the municipality. The seat of the organization is, in Gavrila Principa Street, no. 7a.
Contact phone: +387 (0) 50 371 928.