Special Nature reserve “Stari Begej –Carska bara“ is located on the alluvial plain of the Rivers Begej and Tisa close to the road directions connected with Zrenjanin, Belgrade, Novi Sad etc. This is the complex of 1,676 ha consisting of the river bed of the River Begej, Carska bara (Imperial Marsh), Tiganjica, Zegmenjica, Mala bara (Small Marsh), Perleska bara and neighboring bogland.
Being the nature reserve Carska Bara is the habitat for 240 rare species of birds,out of which 130 are non-migratory and 110 migratory. Therefore this nature reserve is one of the most important stations in Europe. Due to its natural resources it is included in the list of the Ramsar, IBA and IPA region.
As it is one of the most important resting places on the migration route of migratory birds, some species stay only ten days, and some like the Siberian wild geese, abide there during winters (hibernate). All of eight species of herons built their nests in Carska bara, so the heron has become a trademark of the reserve. Within the rich and varied bird colony, there are other types, such as the pelican, coot, white-tailed eagle, hen harries and western marsh harriers, cormorant, Eurasian Sparrow hawk and others.
In the mosaic disposition of forest, meadow, prairie and wetland vegetation some rare and protected plant species such as white and yellow water lilies, plum thistles, wild flowers, water chestnut Loose-Flowered Orchid etc, have found their habitat.
*Accommodation in the 2 –star hotel “Sibila” with the capacity of 28 beds both in single and double bedrooms
* fish restaurant
* 2 hours tour by tourist boat (photo safari) – up to 50 passengers
* a 4 km long health path tour through nature reserve
* motor boat rental with a guide – 6 passengers maximum
* rowboats and canoes rental
* visit of naturalist cottage (exhibition of stuffed animals, film screenings and photo gallery).