Oasis of tranquility and hedonism

In the very heart of the Tara River Canyon, miles away from modern civilization and at the beginning of the most exciting rafting part of river, there is a place called Brstanovica and Camp Encijan on it, one of the most beautiful camps on Tara river and only one at the Bosnian side of river.

Rafting Camp Encijan has a tradition of over 15 years and thousands of happy tourist per season…

Here is one of the last remaining oases of tranquility and hedonism…
One of the first camps ever built on the banks of Tara River…

Encijan is not just a camp, for nature lovers and people that love adventure, relaxing and getting away from civilization, Encijan represents one of the last remaining oases of peace in nature that is still not touched by human hand and they always and often come back.

Bungalows like old mountain cottages provide complete comfort and convenience, for a normal and uninterrupted stay in the untouched nature. Terrace above the river, scattered swings and chairs, Tara noise, magic silence…. Arranged beach for sunbathing and swimming, paths for hiking… These are all preconditions for a complete experience.

The Camp has a steady source of power supply, which we produce on the spot, and we are very proud that our power source is eco-friendly and we do not pollute the human environment and draw it from renewable energy sources.

We offer something different…
Top service, traditional cuisine and unforgettable atmosphere in which you’re always are welcomed.
Battery recharge and harmony of minds are guaranteed.

Outdoor resort in very heart of Tara River Canyon

At the starting point for rafting on the river Tara, in the heart of the canyon, miles away from modern civilization and at the beginning of the most exciting rafting section there is place called Brstanovica and Camp Encijan on it, one of the most beautiful campsites by the Tara River and only Camp at the Bosnian bank of the river.

Encijan rafting camp is located in the lower part of the Tara River Canyon, on Bosnian – right bank.
Fifteen kilometers downstream, there is a border crossing Šćepan Polje (Hum), from where starts the access road, by which is possible to reach our camp.
The aforementioned road extends along the Montenegrin side of the Canyon and ends in Brstanovica. It is covered with asphalt. Other route goes from town of Foca to Brstanovica or Camp Encijan, in total length of 52 km. For those of you who do decide to come to us on their own, here are coordinates that you need, N 43 19.308 E 18 57.617.

Brstanovica is the starting point for the most attractive rafting section among 100 km navigable part of the river Tara. Due to excellent location of the Camp Encijan, it is unavoidable stop for all who are looking for adventure or simply a place to vacation, and find themselves in the heart of the canyon.

Spend the night in the very heart of the deepest canyon in Europe

Camp Encijan has capacity of 100 beds in 15 mountain huts (bungalows). All huts are built entirely from natural materials, breathable and comfortable. Furniture within the bungalow is new.
Two mountain houses – chalets (each 55 m2) are fully furnished with new furniture and comprise of bathroom, kitchen and a spacious living room on the ground floor and two double bedrooms in the attic.

Toilets, sinks and showers are decently furnished, immaculately clean and fully meet the needs of a modern person.Hot water is available in showers.

The best known – outdoor terraces. Most of the terraces are surrounded by greenery and equipped for a comfortable and cozy stay with adequate roofing and are just few meters from the river. Each of these terraces has a fire place and the fire itself gives special charm to evening parties.

Bungalows, terraces, the beaches for sunbathing and swimming, many deck chairs and swing chairs that are a few meters from the river … All of these will make your stay at the camp more comfortable and enjoyable.

Taste delicious traditional organic home made food

Organic food

Our traditional homemade cuisine and organic food prepared at our Camp Encijan, which we offer as part of our packages, is another reason why most of our long term and satisfied guests wish to visit us again.

The huge amounts of our delicious home-made food is prepared with love and in a traditional way, entirely from fresh organic food which we provide from our natural surroundings. In a moment, every new bite know to send you to some other and slightly forgotten dimension, in a time of our grandmother’s cuisine.

Our menu offers everything … From a hot doughnuts and home-made bread baked in  a wood stove, all kinds of milk products such as home-made cow and goat cheese, pure mountain honey, fresh trout and home-made ham and prosciutto, lamb and goat meat made under metal pan and everything else what is characteristic for our country.

Breakfast in our camp
– Hot donuts, fritters
– Homemade bread baked under the iron lid
– Smoked ham form “Njegusi”, and homemade bakon
– Cheese and sour cream form shepherds cottages
– Fresh milk and honey
– Eggs and different omelets with side dishes
– Hand-made jams , marmalade and butter
– Homemade cheese, sausages and pates
Lunch in our camp
– Rafter’s veal soup
– Homemade bread baked under the iron pane
– Seasonal salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber and cabbage)
– Hot corn doughnuts
– Pies, baked under the iron lid
– Veal or lamb with potatoes and vegetables cooked under the iron lid
– “Stuffed” stored in Rastan il’ sauerkraut with smoked meats and ribs
– Charlotte, tulumbe or hurmašice.
Dinner in our camp
– Rafter’s veal soup
– Homemade bread baked under the iron pane
– Baked potato slices attached with cottage cheese and cream cheese
– Njeguški ham and homemade roast
– Hot corn projarice
– Gibanica baked under a baking lid
– Grilled peppers in a sauce of garlic and rosemary
– A young veal cooked in “cooked”
– Brown trout or grayling
– Veal stew with prunes
– Baklava, tulumbe or hurmašice
Deserts in our camp
– Baklava
– Tulumbe
– Tufahije
– Hurmašice

How to reach us?

How to reach us from Bosnia and Herzegovina?

When you come to Foca, continue towards Niksic (main road Foča-Niksic, M 18). At the border crossing Hum you will leave Bosnia, cross the bridge on the Tara River, followed by checking at the border crossing Scepan Polje (entrance to Montenegro).After checking the documents on the border crossing, you need to tell them that you are going to the Tara canyon, Brstanovica. After checking in, turn around and go back 100 m where you turn off right from the main road then turn on the local (asphalt) road which leads to the Tara River, Brstanovica. After checking at the border crossing, you need to contact us at the following telephone numbers:Camp satellite number +38758/480280; Camp mobile number: + 38269 / 673-655. Both phones are always available, so there won’t be a problem to contact us.

After turning off the main road, you landmark will be a toll ramp and a white toll house on the left. At the sixth mile from the turn to the local road, you will come to the crossroad and turn left at the orange kiosk and follow the asphalt to the end without turning to the connection roads. When you come to the end of the asphalt, you need to park your cars on a macadam road in the right line.

Basic Information

Greater emphasis of comfort and service with many offers in our camp rated with 3 stars.

Camp Encijan has capacity of 100 beds in 15 mountain huts (bungalows). Bungalows divided in to double-bed room, three-bed room, four-bed room and five-bed room.

Our Camp Encijan offers a rich organic traditional , vegan and vegetarian menu.

In our Camp Encijan you can choose your drink from non-alcoholic and alcoholic, to home-made and foreign drinks.

Camp has its own water resources.

The camp is orderly supplied with an electricity which we receive from renewable energy resource through our own mini hydro power plant (HPP)

Our Camp is covered with Montenegro mobile network.

Free guarded parking line secure safe parking for your cars.

Since we are also lovers of animals and we have them in our camp, all kind of your pets are welcome in our camp.

In the very heart of Tara river Canyon where is located our Camp we offer you great rafting opportunities.

Crystal clear Tara river with beautiful sand beach where you can swim and sunbathe.

Since we are located in very heart of Tara River Canyon, there is a great opportunity for short trek tours near our camp.

Our camp is on the riverbank, and our guests have a chance to go on fishing and catch the Grayling and Bosnian famous fish called Trout

You need more info?

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will reply as soon as possible.

What our dear guests had to say

Aleksandra
Aleksandra
2021-07-13
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PRICELESS !!! We were delighted first time we came here, and second we were overwhelmed again. Encijan is arranged and clean but still wild, without exaggerating - a real fairy tale. Tara, one of the most beautiful river I have ever seen, here is unreal, almost like emerald. People and service were excellent all the time and we felt like home. Just imagine yourself deep in the highest river canyon in Europe , surrounded with untouched nature and peace. One is for sure, this atmosphere and scene you will never forget. Unique place and people and much more 🙂
Milana L
Milana L
2021-06-22
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So great When I decided to go rafting with my boys and friends, I expected beauty, but now I was thrilled. The camp is beautiful. The service is top notch. Great food. A great skipper on rafting. I would recommend it to anyone who loves untouched nature, relaxing by the river and the chirping of birds and a real Tara experience. We will definitely come again.
Ivana Petkovic
Ivana Petkovic
2021-06-19
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Raj za ljubitelje prirode Nestvarno mesto uz samu reku Taru! Prelepa priroda, neverovatna reka i boje koje okruzuju kamp. Ljubazno osoblje, raznovrsna i ukusna hrana! Profesionalni skiperi, osoblje na usluzi 24h. Domaćinska atmosfera i dobar provod! Sve preporuke!
Kristina K
Kristina K
2021-06-08
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The most amazing place I have been going to this camp 4 years in a row now with my friends... This is the most amazing place, beautiful camp - like from the fairytale 🙂 Nature is unreal, view and the river also. Food in the camp is the best food we ever had, you can't buy this in any restaurant 🙂 Definitely we will be going again and make visits traditionally once a year at least!
Marko
Marko
2021-05-24
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We'll be back Apsolutno bez ikakve zamerke na bilo šta. Domaćin je, pre svega, gospodin. Osoblje je prijatno, sve je laganica, bez ikakve frke i žurbe, što apsolutno i priliči ovakvom mestu. Stvoreno za opuštanje. Hrana je odlična, smeštaj i kućica u kojoj smo bili uredni i čisti. Definitivno se vraćamo, možda čak i jako brzo.
Darko D
Darko D
2021-05-23
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Darko Odlicno mesto za odmor i beg od urbanog zivota... Rafting sa obucenim skiperima se pretvara u pravo zadovoljstvo posle prvog zaveslaja... Hrana preeedobra, usluga i atmosfera takodje... Vidimo se ponovo...
Dino Sehic
Dino Sehic
2020-09-08
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Unforgettable rafting Beautiful nature, great hosts, delicious food, positive energy all around ... For true lovers of untouched nature and its hidden beauties on the way out of the Tara canyon, a camp that rests both soul and heart. Beautiful people who will welcome you and recharge your batteries with their positive energy. All in all, rafting to remember and a desire to come back again.
Jana T
Jana T
2020-08-25
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Vraćaćemo se! Prvi put sam u Encijan došla kada sam imala 9 godina. 15 godina kasnije - i dalje se vraćam. Možda je dovoljno reći da se desilo da mi je pao rođendan na vikend kada smo u kampu i da gazda, kada je to saznao, angažovao ljude da mi donesu tortu u kanjon. Milan Šerpas i ekipa učine da svako ko dođe odluči da obavezno dođe još jednom, ili bar preporuči drugima da posete. Smeštaj je udoban i čist, Milan uvek vodi računa da na najbolji način rasporedi goste po njihovim potrebama. Smeštajne jedinice su od 3 do 7 kreveta, uglavnom bungalovi. Toalet i tuševi su odvojeni od jedinica, ali ih ima veliki broj te je čekanje zaista svedeno na minimum. Volela bih da dočaram oduševljenje moje ekipe hranom, ali ću ipak ostaviti da se još neko sam iznenadi. Bitno - raspon i izbor su ogromni, niko neće ostati gladan a i ukoliko iz bilo kojih razloga ne možete da jedete nešto iz tog izbora, oni vam uvek dodatno spreme nešto. A obradovaće vas i krofnama! Mesta za odmor i opuštanje ima i više nego dovoljno - od hamoka, preko ležaljki, stolova sa stolicama na više mesta u kampu. Vaše je samo da nađete šta vam se najviše sviđa. Spust niz reku je sjajan, nekad dinamičniji u zavisnosti od doba godine (jul-avgust je najniža i najmirnija voda; april-maj najviša i najbrža). Skiperi su jako iskusni i fenomenalni momci. Spust kao spust nije opasan što svedoči da sam ja išla sa 9 godina a moja sestra sa 5. Dobija se kompletna oprema i uz slušanje instrukcija koje daje skiper - nema opasnosti ni za najmlađe. Posle večere često bude svirka sa muzikom uživo, kamp ima svoje ozvučenje a vrlo često i gosti nose svoje zvučnike te može i da se proveseli uveče. Upaljena je logorska vatra, ceo kamp je osvetljen malim fenjerima te je ambijent uveče možda i lepši nego tokom dana. Za one koji bi ranije legali i žele kompletan mir preporučujem da traže smeštajne jedinice bliže toaletima a dalje od šanka/kuhinje/centralne vatre. Kamp se nalazi na samom početku dela koji je predviđen za spust i u tu tačku dolaze ljudi i iz ostalih kampova, tako da ne dozvolite da vas razočara što se najduže vozite dok drugi brže stižu. Vaša nagrada je da ujutru ne morate u opremi da se vozite do početne tačke, već samo sednete u čamac i krenuli ste. Šanse su da ćete na par dana zaboraviti obaveze i samo se isključiti od stresa. Dolazila sam sa mnogo ljudi u životu a dobila sam samo jednu zamerku: Što smo došli samo na tri dana?
Jasmina Miljkovic
Jasmina Miljkovic
2020-08-23
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Nema bolje Već sedmi put smo muž i ja gosti ovog kampa, što govori o tome da li smo zadovoljni. A malo je reći da smo zadovoljni, jer ono što pruža ambijent, osoblje, kvalitet usluge i hrane retko gde se nalazi. Ovo mesto je naš privatni raj, beg od histerične svakodnevice i prilika za mentalni i fizički reset. Besprekoran domaćin, uvek zanimljivi gosti, a svaki sledeći dolazak je nova avantura koja pruža i više nego što očekujemo. Nema greške. Za svaku preporuku! Ivan i Jasmina Miljković, Beograd
Isidora Miljković
Isidora Miljković
2020-08-19
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Mind-blowing! Not your average, generic camp! With all due respect to other camps, there's no comparison between Encijan and others! Location of the camp is unbeatable, untouched nature all around, beautiful cabins and common place that conform to surrounding nature and a view of magnificent turquoise Tara. The staff couldn't be more polite, they really make you feel taken care of. And the food is.. WOW! And if you have some special requests regarding your nutrition (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.), you need not worry, all your wishes will be met with. August of 2020 was the second time I went to Encijan, first time with my family and this time with friends, so it's safe to say that this camp is perfect for everyone and for every occasion. And I had fun every time 🙂 In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Encijan! ♥

Attractions from our region

Bosnia and Herzegovina, a heart shaped land, has a lot to offer when It comes to tourism. Spacious mountain views, emerald green lakes, beautiful landscape and picturesque towns. West and the East meet here, so you will learn a lot about cultures, traditions and people.

Share what you have learned with your friends at Encijan’s campfire. When It comes to the tours that we organize, here are some destinations that we recommend you to visit

  • Sutjeska National Park is the largest and oldest national park in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in this part of Europe, and certainly the most beautiful and diverse.
  • If you are looking for a unique and unusual adventure, dare to walk into the unknown and feel the rush of adrenaline while exploring Tara river canyon ... come with us and conquer the deepest canyon in Europe ...
  • Canyon Nevidio is one of the last discovered canyons in Europe, and It still hasn’t been fully explored. Nevidio is known for It’s wild beauty and an even more unusual name.
  • The most beautiful and largest mountain in Montenegro, which is also a national park. "Durmitor National Park" consists of a massif of Durmitor, the canyons of the rivers Tara, Sušica, Draga and Komarnica. It is known for Its picturesque breathtaking landscapes is a true place of unreal beauty

Choose your ADVENTURE

According to our many years experience in outdoor tourism, we are able to offer you more variants from our well designed arrangements (or packages) from one day and multiple day’s adventures tour in our country.

We have created programs which will exceed all your expectations! Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, nature lover, history buff or even foodie – do not worry, we have got you covered! Choose a program that fits your personality the best and live through an unforgettable experience!

It`s your choice…

  • Multi-day arrangements are designed and created for travelers who decide to stay at our camp for a few days. Rest in our camp, surrounded by untouched nature and choose any tour you wish.
  • Are you passing by and do not have the time to stay longer than one day at our camp? No worries, we’ve crafted special, one-day arrangements which consists of various outdoor activities and places to visit.
  • Explore the beauty of BiH in a unique ten-day adventure, in which we will visit the most beautiful cities in BiH and enjoy its unreal nature, and spice it all up with our adventurous activities.
  • For companies looking for rest and relaxation in untouched nature, we have created special programs that include a wide range of diverse activities and tasks, which require teams to work together and be positive all the time.

Additional information

Organic food

Our traditional homemade cuisine and organic food prepared at our Camp Encijan, which we offer as part of our packages, is another reason why most of our long term and satisfied guests wish to visit us again. The huge amounts of our delicious home-made food is prepared with love and in a traditional way, entirely from fresh organic food which we provide from our natural surroundings. In a moment, every new bite know to send you to some other and slightly forgotten dimension, in a time of our grandmother’s cuisine. Our home cuisine is the main reason why our guests decide to come back again and again.

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Accommodation

Camp Encijan has capacity of 100 beds in 15 mountain huts (bungalows). All huts are built entirely from natural materials, breathable and comfortable. Furniture within the bungalow is new. Two mountain houses – chalets (each 55 m2) are fully furnished with new furniture and comprise of bathroom, kitchen and a spacious living room on the ground floor and two double bedrooms in the attic. Toilets, sinks and showers are decently furnished, immaculately clean and fully meet the needs of a modern person.Hot water is available in showers.

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How to reach us

At the border crossing of Scepan Polje, when submitting documents to border police officers, it is necessary to emphasize that you are going to the Tara canyon to Brstanovica. After completing the registration (in case you coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina turn round and turn back only 100 m, and if you are coming from Montenegro, you go only 100 m forward) where you turn off right from the main road and turn on the local asphalt road leading along the river Tara towards Brstanovica. For more information on how to get to us, see the link below.

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