Los Llanos – A huge area of wilderness in Southern Venezuela, Los Llanos are a collection of vast plains covering 300k sq km that contain an amazing array of wetland bird and animal life. During the wet season most of the land is flooded, but during the dry season (the wet season starts in May) the animals flock to the remaining pockets of water, making for amazing wildlife watching.
We only really had one day to explore the wilderness as it is not an easy place to get too, but we still managed to see a huge number of wetland bird, river dolphins, a giant ant eater and a 6m long anaconda snake. A real hidden gem of a location that does not see that many visitors because of the difficulties of getting there and instability within
. I will upload some photos when I have a decent internet connection. Venezuela
Next stop in
Venezuela is close to the Colombian border. Not really a tourist destination as it is the heart of Lake Maracaibo Venezuela’s oil industry, so back to a couple of dull transit days unfortunately before we hit in a few days time. Colombia