Helping communities and giving back to people has always been our objective that we strive to accomplish with each and every tour but this year we have decided to take things further!
We have partnered with a local non-profit organization that specializes in protecting bats in Romania – CBRC or Center for Bat Research and Conservation – to help raise awareness about these little creatures without which life as we know it wouldn’t be possible. Click here to find out more about their work!
This summer we have partnered with our friends from Dabble and Travel and have installed our first bat houses and what better location to choose than Bran Castle!
We have found a bat house model that resembles the North Tower of the Castle (see below) and have located the perfect place to install them, in the forest nearby, close to a river, which is a perfect hunting ground for them.
We installed a total of 5 bat houses. Vlad and Matt each installed two bat houses and Georgiana installed one. The height to which these houses are installed is around 4m (13 feet)!
The first person to install a bat house was Vlad, since he bears the name of Vlad Dracula himself. Your name could be engraved on it and you could visit your “adoptive vampires” at Bran Castle!
You can “Adopt a Dracula” by adopting one of the bat houses we installed and donating towards it.
Once you become a “Protector”, your name will be engraved on the bat house and you will receive yearly updates about how many bats have moved inside. Furthermore, if you ever come to Romania in person, you will be able to visit your bat house and check for yourself!
The minimum donation to own a bat house is$49 and we are working under a “first come first served basis”. Remember, there are only 5 available now!