Divjakë-Karavasta National Park

National Park in Fier

Divjakë Karavasta National Park
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The Divjakë-Karavasta National Park is in the Myzeqe Plain in western Albania, alongside the Adriatic Sea. Karavasta Lagoon (Laguna e Karavastasë) is the largest lagoon in Albania and is surrounded by a large pine forest, full of wildlife and many footpaths. The main wetland area comprises of a shallow lagoon and a small outer lagoon to the north west. The inner lagoon full of low small islands which are ideal for the nesting Dalmatian pelicans. The lagoon is separated from the Adriatic Sea by a large forested strip of sand and a small beach resort.

Karavasta lagoon is a must for bird watchers. The Karavastaja Lagoons are an internationally recognized wetland area under the Ramsar Convention. It is the winter home of several rare bird species including flamingos and pelicans. Be warned as it is a wetland area there will be mosquitoes here!

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Visiting Divjakë-Karavasta National Park

Duration: 3 hours

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