THE BEST NATIONAL PARKS IN BOLIVIA
The vast majority of travellers whom travel to Bolivia usually only stop and see Uyuni Salt Flats, La Paz before exiting the country via Lake Titicaca. We are here to show you that Bolivia has some of the most incredibly diverse National Parks and Protected Areas in South America where you can have some of the best wildlife watching experiences combined with some of the most breathtaking landscapes as well.
Here is a list of our favourite National Parks in Bolivia
Our overall favourite National Park in Boliva, the spectacular Madidi National Park is one of the most diverse areas found anywhere on earth and it has some of the most intact Amazon Rainforest which is teeming with Wildlife, an all too common mistake is for tourists to book the cheapest lodges where wildife sighings are hard so if you are going to visit pay the money and you will have a one in a lifetime experience. This park is home to a staggering amount of wildlife which ranges from Harpy Eagles though to Jaguars, Tapirs, Spider Monkeys, Giant Otters and Giant Anteaters.
Situated in the Santa Cruz department is the giant Kaa Iya National Park , this park comprises of the last remaining Chaco forest which is part of the worlds 2nd largest forested area. Kaa Iya is internationally famous for its big cats, especially the elusive Jaguar and its literally one of the BEST places on the planet to observe the Jaguar. This park is a must of wildlife watchers and is also excellent for seeing smaller cats such as Ocelots , Geoffrys Cats and Jaguarundis as well as Giant Anteaters, Pumas and Tapirs. Due to its remoteness and restricted access this park can only be entered by using a reputable TOUR OPERATOR
Bordering the Uyuni Salt Flats this national park is one of the most amazing places on earth , over 40,000 tourists per year flock here to see the incredible landscapes, colorful lagoons, wildlife and geysers. This National Park borders with the Uyuni Salt Flats and is a MUST for any traveller visiting Bolivia.
Just a few hours drive from the City of Santa Cruz is the diverse and most accessable Amboro National Park , this park is known by its variety of ecosytems which include Yunga Cloud Forests and Amazon Rainforest. This park is famous for birdwatchers especially to see the Andean Condor, Military Macaw and Horned Currosow. All of the mega fauna can be seen here including the Jaguar, Spectacled Bear, Puma, Giant Anteater and more.
TORO TORO NATIONAL PARK
Situated in the Cochabamba department this National Park stands out because of its unique geology and dinosaur tracks. Attractions of the park include beautiful waterfalls, cave trekking , natural craters, fossil deposits, bird watching and incredible rock formations.
Situated on the border of Brazil and Bolivia is the spectular yet rarely visited Otuquis National Park , this park is deep in the Bolivian Pantanal and offers birdwatchers and nature enthuists amazing opportunities to see a huge variety of wildlife. Capybaras are everywhere, as are Caimans and if you are lucky Yellow Anacondas, Giant Otters and Maned Wolves can be seen. Literally thousands of birds can be seen here and its one of the best birdwatching destinations in Bolivia.
Perhaps one of the most remote and intact National Parks life of the planet, this park is famous for its diverse landscapes and wildife , here pristine Amazon Rainforests merge with Pampas swamplands and many other divese landscapes. The park is famous for its giant waterfalls and Maseta Caparuch which covers over 100km of mountain and grass Savannah. This park is home to thriving populations of Jagaurs, Tapirs, Harpy Eagles and even the Bush Dog and Giant Otters are found in good numbers. Access to this park currently is extremely difficult and we hope in the future it will be opened up to small yet sustainable tourism.
These are just a few of the stunning National Parks Bolivia has to offer, so we really advise travellers to Bolivia to research and you will find there is MUCH MORE TO BOLIVIA than just La Paz and the Uyuni Salt Flats.
For more information about any of these amazing National Parks of Bolivia contact us today or visit our page of www.nicksadventuresbolivia.com