The National Park of Divjaka-Karavasta, is the largest non-coastal park in Albania. It’s a park rich in Flora and Fauna.
The park consists of the Lagoon of Karavasta. The lagoon hosts 6,4 % of the Dalmatian Pelicans of Europe’s population.
In this bird watching day tour in the park of Karavasta is good to mention that the park is going to leave you mesmerized.
The first time you see it, the park gives you the impression as having jumped in a jungle, an unexplored land, abandoned or forgotten by the people and their destructive deeds.
Its first and the only inhabitants are the animals, or better say the waterfowls.
This place is only 90 km from Tirana. So it makes it easy to spend the most unique week-end in the midst of the forest, marshy water, woods, plants, birds and their flights.
In a calm and overtaking serenity…only you and the birds.
The guide will explain you the history of the lagoon. But also he will tell you about the rare flora and fauna which can be found there.
During this day tour keep an eye out for bird watching, Dalmatian pelicans, as well as flamingos and other wildlife live in this park of Albania.
If you travel to Albania you may like visiting the lagoon which is accessible during all year round.
And if you like the scent of pine trees and love the experience of watching birds fly.
Come with us in this tour of Karavasta’s Lagoon.
The tour starts in the sandy off-road at the National park of Divjake, from the pine forest to the sandy beach.
Get picked up from your hotel in Tirana at 8:30am ready for the tour to begin at 9:00 am. Travel to Karavasta Lagoon, the largest offshore wetland in Albania, approximately one hour away. At the lagoon, stroll around and enjoy scenic views of pine trees, small islands, and the long sandy bar which separates Karavasta from the Adriatic Sea.
The guide explains the history of the lagoon, as well as some of the rare flora and fauna which can be found there. Keep an eye out for Dalmatian pelicans, as well as flamingos and other wildlife.
There is no house or a bar-restaurant, except the two watchtowers for the birds. These are equipped with binoculars and a telescope. Nowadays there are around 4100 hectares, 15.4 km long and 4.1 km wide wetland complex with sea salt water, exclusively for the birds.
Take a trip along the sandy belt between the Karavasta and the Godulla lagoons in the southern part of Divjaka. The lagoons are connected by three channels and surrounded on all sides by brackish water habitats, forests, and Mediterranean shrubs. Arrive at Divjaka National Park, a dense forest of pines and deciduous trees on the northern part of the Karavasta lagoon set between the sea beach, agricultural fields, and the River Shkumbini. Enjoy the serene surroundings and snap some photographs of this unique habitat.
6.4% of the global population of Pelicanus Crispus is found exactly in this lagoon.
They multiply and sit on their eggs undisturbed in pairs, at the lagoon islands. Everything can be seen with a telescope, or we may approach by a boat, but up to 150 meters away, as the pelicans are very sensitive to the noise, and as soon as they hear it, they may abandon the eggs, causing the hatching to fail.
At the same time, many migratory birds come in Karavasta as they find peace; such are whole groups of flamingos, cormorants, also herons, wild ducks, etc.
These all populate the lagoon tufted.
At the end of the tour your guide will drop you off back at your hotel.