Wednesday, November 23, 2016

SAJAMA NATIONAL PARK  BOLIVIA

 The oldest and perhaps most scenic National Park in Bolivia

Sajama National Park, located close to the Border of Bolivia and Chile remains one of the most spectacular yet unknow tourist attractions in Bolivia. Its stunning Andean Scenery, Wildlife and lack of tourism provides nature lovers the perfect nature trip in South America.

HERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY WE RECOMMEND A TRIP TO SAJAMA NATIONAL PARK

Andean Wildlife, this is the perfect place to observe Vicunas, a strange animal which was once nearly hunted to extinction, it now thrives thanks to increased protection and is just 1 of many different Andean Wildlife species which thrives here.

Star gazing, Sajama National Park is far away from the pollution of the developed world, leaving Photographers and star gazers incredible views.

Geysers and Thermal springs are everywhere, and where else in the world can you sit in thermal waters with views like this !! 

Some of the most beautiful sunsets found anywhere on the Planet, and is just another reason to visit Sajama National Park.
Culture, explore the villages of Sajama National Park and get to know the locals and their customs and traditions.
Birdwatching in Sajama is amazing, here you can observe Flamingoes and many other Andean Species which usually congregate around the lakes in Sajama.

* All photos are property of Nicks Adventures Bolivia, Photographer Ivan Gutierrez 

These are just some of many reasons to visit this incredible National Park , If you are after more information about our spectacular Sajama National Park Tours then dont hesitate to CONTACT US TODAY


SAJAMA NATIONAL PARK  BOLIVIA

 The oldest and perhaps most scenic National Park in Bolivia

Sajama National Park, located close to the Border of Bolivia and Chile remains one of the most spectacular yet unknow tourist attractions in Bolivia. Its stunning Andean Scenery, Wildlife and lack of tourism provides nature lovers the perfect nature trip in South America.

HERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY WE RECOMMEND A TRIP TO SAJAMA NATIONAL PARK

Andean Wildlife, this is the perfect place to observe Vicunas, a strange animal which was once nearly hunted to extinction, it now thrives thanks to increased protection and is just 1 of many different Andean Wildlife species which thrives here.

Star gazing, Sajama National Park is far away from the pollution of the developed world, leaving Photographers and star gazers incredible views.

Geysers and Thermal springs are everywhere, and where else in the world can you sit in thermal waters with views like this !! 

Some of the most beautiful sunsets found anywhere on the Planet, and is just another reason to visit Sajama National Park.
Culture, explore the villages of Sajama National Park and get to know the locals and their customs and traditions.
Birdwatching in Sajama is amazing, here you can observe Flamingoes and many other Andean Species which usually congregate around the lakes in Sajama.

* All photos are property of Nicks Adventures Bolivia, Photographer Ivan Gutierrez 

These are just some of many reasons to visit this incredible National Park , If you are after more information about our spectacular Sajama National Park Tours then dont hesitate to CONTACT US TODAY


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SAND BOARDING AND WIlDLIFE IN LOMAS DE ARENA

Adventure trips in Bolivia

Like most of Santa Cruz , this incredible desert is largely unknown by tourists, however those who do visit are often spoilt with incredible views, wildlife watching opportunities and Sandboarding adventures of this spectacular Protected Arena.

The 13, 353 hectare Lomas de Arena is just 14km from the City of Santa Cruz and is the perfect escape from the city , whats even more magical is that you often have the entire desert and surroundings to yourself !!

In addition to the San Boarding and amazing views, the wildlife especially birdwatching is incredible, this park hosts over 286 species of birds which is 21 percent of all of the birds found in Bolivia.

For those who dont want to go sandboarding there are plently of other options, some of the treks take you to incredible views such as this !! If you are lucky you can see the Caybara, Toucans and even the Iconic Sloth !! 
For adventure seekers, Sandboarding is a MUST and these dunes offer excellent sandboarding fun for people of all ages.

If lucky you can see the Iconic Sloth in Lomas de Arena

If you are a photographer then Lomas de Arena is a must visit destination, the views especially in the evenings are something out of this world !! 

IF YOU LIKE ADVENTURE, WILDIFE , BIRDWATCHING OR PHOTOGRAPHY then Lomas de Arena is a MUST VISIT destination in Santa Cruz Bolivia

Thursday, November 17, 2016

AMAZON RAINFOREST/JUNGLE TRIPS IN BOLIVIA

Unknown to most, Bolivia offers travellers some of the most incredible Amazon Rainforest/Jungle Trips in South America. Bolivia`s low population density and lack of tourism publicity has meant less pressure on its National Parks which mean travellers to the Bolivian Amazon can often see more wildlife often at a fraction of the price.

The best Amazon Rainforest experiences in Bolivia are as follows:

MADIDI NATIONAL PARK 
This spectacular National Park hosts some of the highest levels of Biodiversity found anywhere on the planet, here Jaguars, Tapirs, Macaws and hundreds of other species can be seen with relative frequency and unlike the Peruvian or Brazilian Amazon which has been heavily exploited, Madidi National Park is still very much a pristine condition. Lodges range from very basic to luxury with our picks being the following.
A Jaguar spotted on the banks of Madidi National Park


AMBORO NATIONAL PARK


Situated just a few hours’ drive from the mega City of Santa Cruz Bolivia, this small yet incredibly diverse National Park is a must visit for any serious nature lover. The park offers incredible scenery and wildlife watching especially for birdwatchers, the park hosts over 840 species of birds including Military Macaws, Harpy Eagles and more.
There is a comfortable colonial style lodge here with limited spacing and it’s surrounded by giant sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and pristine Rainforests.

NOEL KEMPFF MERCADO NATIONAL PARK


 Described by biologists as the Lost World, Noel Kempff National Park is extremely remote, wild and could host some of the most pristine forests found anywhere on earth. Sadly due to a severe lack of funding the Park now receives less than 50 tourists per year, but those who visit are rewarded with arguably some of the best wildlife watching experience and scenery you can imagine. The parks major attractions include the 150km Huanchaca Plateau, Arco Iris Waterfalls and of course unrivalled Wildlife watching, mega Fauna of the Park includes healthy populations of Giant Otters, Harpy Eagles, Pink River Dolphins, Tapirs, Spider Monkeys and Jaguars which are often frequently seen by riverbeds.

CHUCHINI RESERVE 


This little known paradise is located just 15 km from the capital city of the Beni Department Trinidad, the beauty of this location is that it combines Amazon Rainforest with Pampas wetlands where you can see a huge variety of wildlife and contrasting scenery. Activities include trekking into the Amazon Rainforests, learning about medicinal plants, night spotlighting treks, bird watching, piranha fishing and Amazon River boat trips looking for Pink Dolphins and other species.


SAN MIGUELITO JAGUAR CONSERVATION RESERVE
 
Just three hours from Santa Cruz is this amazing private reserve, this forest is home to a staggering amount of wildife incuding some of the highest densities of Jagaurs found anywhere on earth. The property has an incredible river where canoe trip can be made, as well as treks 4WD trips around the property , night walks, start gazing, setting up and checking camera traps, piranah fishing and much more.
Admiring the spectacular views of the San Miguelito Jaguar Conservation Reserve

SAN CARLOS WILDLIFE RESERVE


Located in the Beni Department of Bolivia, San Carlos Wildlife Reserve is potentially one of the best places to observe a huge amount of species and different ecosystems. Our first ever scouting trip we saw everything from Jagaurs , hundreds of Macaws, 4 metre plus Black Caiman, Pink Dolphins, Anacondas and more. Lodging is basic but if you are after a remote and non touristic wildlife watching Paradise then San Carlos is the trip for you. 

 These are some of the best Amazon/Jungle trips you can do in Bolivia, so remember when you are visiting South America make sure to consider Bolivia as an excellent option for quality Wildlife/Jungle trips. For more information about visiting any of these incredible destinations contact us at nicksadventuresbolivia@gmail.com or visit our webpage of www.nicksadventuresbolivia.com




Wednesday, November 16, 2016

AMBORO NATIONAL PARK 

CAMERA TRAP RESULTS

 

As part of our commitment to conservation projects , Nicks Adventures Bolivia has brought there own camera traps and placed them in many strategic areas of Bolivia which include Amboro National Park , Noel Kempff National Park , Kaa Iya National Park and private reserves in both the Beni Department and the San Miguelito Jaguar Conservation Reserve.

With the help of these camera traps we can observe which animals are found in each region and also moniter the activities of hunters in the regions as well.

SEE THE GALLERY OF THE CAMERA TRAP IMAGES FROM A LOCATION IN THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF AMBORO NATIONAL PARK , BOLIVIA.

The Spectacled Bear or Andean Bear we recorded in Amboro National Park

Puma or Mountain Lion with her cub , in Amboro National Park, Bolivia

The Ocelot , a beautifully marked cat which was once hunted in the thousands for its prized fur coats

The Tayra or Melero or spanish , one of many smaller mammals we have recorded in Amboro National Park


The rarely seen Margay , a small cat which is easilly confused with the Ocelot, it has been recorded imitating monkeys

One of our most exciting recordings, was that of the Jaguar or Panthera Onca, sadly we think this Jagaur was killed weeks later by cattle ranchers who border the park.
The Tamandua or lesser Anteater



Perhaps our most exciting capture, the Short eared Bush Dog, which is the first time its been recorded in the Amboro National Park
Red Brocket Deer, an important food source for the Puma and Jaguar



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The Agouti Paca, a main prey species of the Cat species, sadly its also hunted heavilly from local communities.
These are just some of the hundreds of images which we have recorded on our own personal camera traps, if you are interested in helping us with these projects then join us on one of our tours to the many different regions of Bolivia, here you will have the opportunity to help us set up and check the camera traps and see which wildlife species are living in each different Ecoystem we visit.

For more information about our wildlife trips in Bolivia contact us at nicksadventuresbolivia@gmail.com or visit our webpage of www.nicksadventuresbolivia.com