Silistra, on the banks of the Danube River, is home to about 50,000 people.
- Srebarna Nature Reserve (Природен резерват Сребърна), near Srebarna village (18km west of Silistra, 2 km south of banks of Danube). Nature reserve surrounding a quite shallow lake (3m of depth at its maximum) which is an important stop over point for migratory birds. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985, the reserve also houses a museum which exhibits stuffed animals typical to the area. A World Birding Biosphere Reserve since 1977, this Important Birding Area (IBA) has been a protected area since the 1940s and under the Ramsar convention since 1975.
- Pelican Lake Guesthouse (Environmental Project Centre), Petko Simov 16 (200m from Natural History Museum and Lakeside Ecotrails), ☎ +359 8677 2322. Small guesthouse with A/C, wi-fi, splash pool, fruit and vegetable garden, information and tours of Srebarna Reserve. €15-50/night off-season, 20% more May-Oct, breakfast €4, packed lunch €5, dinner €6.