An absolutely excellent guide who completely knows his “patch” (and what a patch it is!). We were interested in the whole picture, of habitat and ecology and this was something Oliwier was very able to share with us.
Oliwier combines a very friendly and flexible attitude with expert knowledge, making time with him a real pleasure.
This is quite rare – not all experts can do this, but we think it’s equally vital to have a pleasant atmosphere as well as professional help – finding the best Pielmieni for lunch and Pygmy Owls for “afters”. It was a great balance.
Oliwier is fluent in English (and of course, Polish) and we enjoyed sharing valuable information and funny moments too.
He also helped recommend other things for us to do independently.
We hope to visit Poland with Oliwier again.
Bialowieza is well worth visiting again and again at different times. We were very lucky to see what we saw, but our luck was VERY much helped by Oliwier’s guidance.