Testimonials - photo tours

Jon Mitchell
Rollers and Bee-eaters- May-June  2019

“Anyone booking a tour with Wild Echo will be impressed with the knowledge and attitude of their tour guides if my experience is anything to go by. I have now done two different tours and have been very happy with the service received.“

Czech Conroy
Rollers and Bee-eaters- May  2019
"I had a very enjoyable trip, I got some really good shots of bee-eaters and rollers, and I would definitely consider doing another tour with Wild Echo. "

Maurice Pugh
Butterflies and Macro Photography - June 2016

“I enjoyed my second trip with Wild Echo. Lots of time spent photographing butterflies and other insects with loads of images to sort through, pretty pleased with those that I have looked at so far. Thanks for a very good trip.“

Roger Newton
Butterflies and Macro Photography - June 2016

“Thank you so much for another wonderful week ! My special thanks for making it possible to end on a high note too. There are certain things you never forget and apollo corner will always be one. “

Hilary Crick
Butterflies and Macro Photography - June 2016

“This was a wonderful holiday from start to finish. There are wild flowers everywhere which attract a wide range of butterflies and other insects. Photographic opportunities are plentiful. We saw and photographed a large variety of butterflies, including the Apollo, Clouded Yellow and Scarce Swallowtail. You couldn’t walk anywhere without tripping over crickets and grasshoppers and I have never seen so many different shieldbugs. Early morning starts meant that we had the opportunity to photograph insects covered with dew – a magical experience.”

Charlie Galloway
Golden eagles and winter birds photography - February 2016

The trip with Bogdan was excellent. He is very good company. I am very pleased with my images. It was a privilege to spend so much time with the eagles and a real privilege to see a wolf.”

Simone Bottini
Golden eagles and winter birds photography - December 2015

”Thank you for everything, I had a very good time and I hope to see you soon”

Mike Lane FRPS

Bulgaria is a bird rich country and with Wildl Echos hides and local knowledge a great one to photograph bird in. I have been to most Eastern European countries, but Bulgaria is the only one I have been back to many times. For Wallcreeper and Red-breasted geese photography it is

Michele Mendi
Wildlife Photographer, Italy

For the wildlife photographer it is very important to find comfortable and above all very well camouflaged hide, perfectly situated allowing taking photos of birds with a nice background and on natural perches.
All this is possible thanks to the great Wild Echo professional work done by Dobry, preceded by years of studying of situations, places and animals. All photographers, even the most demanding, will be satisfied by the tours organization, the tour leaders and the kindness of local people you meet in places where you accommodate and have food.
Michele Mendi
Wildlife Photographer

David Tipling, UK

"Emil and Dobry never give up! Placing hides in the dead of night, tracking down the Red-breast flocks and seeking the best places for photography meant we were in the best hands when it came to photographing one of europes shyest but most beautiful of birds.
Unrivalled knowledge and a determination that we would not fail, mixed with great humour and comaraderie made it not only a great weeks photography, but one to remember for plenty of laughs"


Roger Tidman, UK

“Dear Emil, as winter approaches I am reminded of the wonderful 10 days we spent with you & Dobri last year.Your attention to detail, knowledge, good company & your capacity for hard work were inspirational & helped very much in our securing the photos we wanted. I hope very much to repeat more trips with you in the future, maybe in other seasons too.good luck with the coming winter.may your wildlife safaris continue to be successful; you deserve them to be.
Best wishes, Roger Tidman” roger.tidman@onetel.net

Philip Mugridje APPS
Helen Williams ARPS, UK

Wild Echo looked after us from the moment we arrived in Bulgaria to the minute we left. Emil and Dobry had already located some prime sites for photography and they made sure we were there in the best light. One “water spot” as they called it, which was in fact an overflowing cattle trough, produced 12 species in a morning including Red-rumped Swallow, Red Backed Shrike, Hawfinch, Ortolan and Black Headed and lots of Corn Buntings. Their Golden Eagle feeding site also warrants a special mention for its accesability, reliability and “wow” factor. All in all we can thoroughly recommend Bulgaria and in particular Wild Echo.


Gordon Follows

Tisho was particularly helpful and hard working to provide what was required.

Reg Mellis

These comments are intended to be helpful, as overall I thought the tour was EXCELLENT.

Dr. Kevin Elsby

This was my first visit to Bulgaria on a trip dedicated to photograph the birds and other wildlife of the region. I had a very enjoyable time and the three guides from Wild Echo were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. The group were well looked after and I managed some great photos of birds which are difficult or impossible to find in the UK. The organization was excellent and I would certainly recommend it as a destination for like-minded wildlife photography enthusiasts or anyone with an interest in the natural history of Eastern Europe.