Hello from Henri Pittier National Park,
. Located in the North of the country against the Carribbean coast, the national park is the oldest in Venezuela and comprises 108k hectares of rainforest within rugged mountains. A real hidden gem of a park, with sandy beaches, lush rainforest and mountain streams and waterfalls. Venezuela
We have been relaxing for the past few days at Puerto
Colombia, a popular fishing and tourist village in the middle of the park on the coast. Rather than relax on the beach (I cannot think of anything duller), I have been off exploring the park for the past few days which has been excellent.
Yesterday I went exploring the trails around the village by myself and today myself and Geoff went out with a local guide into the middle of the park to get a real feel for the rainforest and see what local wildlife we could find. Apparently the national park is home to 43% of all bird species in
, so we saw lots of birds, amazing butterflies, snakes, frogs and insects. A really good day and it was great to have a local guide to explain all of the plants and animals. Venezuela
Next stop in
is Los Llanos, a huge marshland in the centre of the country, with the opportunity to go giant anaconda hunting. Should be interesting! Venezuela