Region: Great Hungarian Plain
We speak: English, Español, Magyar
Location: Oriole Lodge is located in the Great Hungarian Plain, on the right side of the Tisza River in Tiszaalpár village, just next to Kiskunság National Park. Due to its special location at the meeting point of the Tisza valley and Danube-Tisza Interfluve Tiszaalpar is one of the country’s unique biodiversity „hot-spots”. The lodge itself is found at the northern edge of the village surrounded by natural wetland areas. We are an easy 1½ hr drive from Budapest. Oriole Lodge’s central location allows few hours access to other well known and famous birdwatching areas of Hungary such as the Hortobagy National Park and Bükk Mountains that are less than two hours away.
Services: Oriole Lodge offers excellent birdwatching at any time of the year. There are many types of habitats within an easy driving distance of the Lodge including wetlands, floodplain, gallery forests, sodic lakes, marshes, dry sandy grasslands and woodlands, thus ensuring access to a great variety of birds, such as Great Bustards, Cranes, Dotterels, Terns, Ducks, Grebes, all heron species, Spoonbills, Woodpeckers, Golden Orioles, Bee-eaters, Rollers, Black Storks and Red-footed Falcons, while Saker, Imperial Eagle and Ural Owl are among notable local raptors. Few minutes drive from the Lodge there are cca. 10 purpose built bird photography hides in different habitats. During a week-long trip cca. 50-55 species are possible to take pictures of. For anyone who wants a guided tour Ecotours Wildlife Holidays offers professional guides. Around the lodge, most guests will be met by Istvan Bartol himself, an excellent, experienced bird guide speaking English, Spanish and Serbian, available at any time.
Guestrooms: The lodge is a recently renovated old country house with 7 rooms, all with ensuite facilities. The building was refurbished and extended with a few rooms, but the structure of the former farmhouse with its old beams, antique windows and doors evoke the atmosphere of the traditional rural life. In the garden an attractive wooden patio can be a lovely place for outdoor dining and other events, activities. One of the highlights of the garden is the drinking pool for birds where not only birdwatchers but photographers may spend unforgettable moments. The lodge includes a fully equipped kitchen complete with refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, microwave and fully stocked cabinets with dishes, cookware and utensils. Wifi is available. In the village of Tiszaalpar you can find shopping facilities, bank, ATM, restaurant, fuel.