Namib-Naukluft National Park - Namibia

Namib-Naukluft National Park – Namibia

Namib-Naukluft National Park Namibia Among the desert African landscapes, there are also quite remarkable ones; in Namibia there is a unique Namib-Naukluft National Park. It can be considered the best place in Africa for contemplating surreal landscapes. The reserve amazes with a variety of incredible attractions. It is difficult to Read more…

Kata Tjuta National Park - Australia

Kata Tjuta National Park – Australia

Kata Tjuta (Uluru) Australia
Kata Tjuta Australia

Kata Tjuta National Park could have become the central attraction of this area, if not for the Uluru Rock, Australia. As a rule, tourists come here precisely because of her, and this is not entirely correct: admiring the rock, they completely forget about the magnificent national park with sandstone rocks, in no way inferior to the famous Uluru.

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Kata Tjuta Australia

Kata Tjuta Park is located 50 kilometers from Uluru Cliff. The park is operated by the Aboriginal tribes living here in conjunction with the Australian federal government. Aborigines are happy to work as guides and guides for tourist groups.

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Kata Tjuta Australia

The name “Kata-Tjuta” of the area was also given by the natives: in their dialect it means “many heads”. A very symbolic name – 36 domed rocks and really look like someone’s head.

Since 1987, the park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Kata Tjuta Australia

You should know

The most famous hill in this area is the Uluru Rock, which does not belong to the territory of Kata Tjuta. Olga Rock, which is part of the park, is 200 meters higher than Uluru. This often confuses and surprises tourists. (more…)

Tassili N'Ajjer National Park - Algeria

Tassili N’Ajjer National Park – Algeria

Tassili n'Ajjer National Park
Algeria Tassili N’Ajjer National Park

Tassili N’Ajjer National Park is a sandy rock formation located on a vast plateau in the Sahara Desert, in the southeast of Algeria, on the border of Libya, Niger and Mali.

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Tassili N’Ajjer National Park

The plateau covers an area of ​​72,000 square kilometers. Since 1982, Tassilin-Ajer has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name “Tassili N’Ajjer National Park”. The mountain range is composed of sandstone, which, thanks to centuries of erosion, has formed more than 300 natural stone arches and other rock formations, as well as many caves.

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Tassili N’Ajjer National Park

Now the landscape of Tassili N’Ajjer resembles a stone forest, consisting of rocks of various shapes and sizes. The territory of the plateau is cut by wadis – dry river beds that once ran here. The plateau is located at an altitude of 1150 meters to 2158 meters above sea level, Due to the height and water-holding properties of the sandstone, the flora here is somewhat richer than in the desert surrounding the park.

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Tassili N’Ajjer National Park

The woodlands are composed of endangered endemic species – Saharan cypress and Saharan myrtle. The world-wide fame of Tassili N’Ajjer National Park was brought by the huge bright drawings discovered here in 1910, depicting people, animals and scenes from the life of the tribes who lived here. (more…)

Nevado Tres Cruces National Park - Chile

Nevado Tres Cruces National Park – Chile

Nevado Tres Cruces National Park
Nevado Tres Cruces National Park

Nevado Tres Cruces National Park was formed on an area of ​​59,081.87 hectares on June 29, 1994 (46944, 37 hectares in the Laguna Santa Rosa sector and 12137.5 hectares in the Negro Francisco lagoon sector). Located in the communes of Copiapo and Tierra Amarillo (Copiapo province, Atacama region). In addition, since December 1996, the Negra Francisco – Santa Rosa Lake Complex has been protected as a Ramsar site. The park also includes a part of the Marikunga salt marsh.

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Nevado Tres Cruces National Park

The Nevado Tres Cruces National Park is located in the province of Copiapo, east of the city of Copiapo, in the Atacama region. The area is 59,081 hectares, divided into 2 parts. The first part of the park occupies the southern part of the Salar de Maricunga, the Santa Rosa Lagoon and the Lamas River Valley and covers an area of ​​4694, the Santa Rosa Lagoon and the Lamas River Valley, an area of ​​46944.5 hectares. The second part occupies the Negro Francisco lagoon and the mouth of the Astaburuaga river, with an area of ​​12136.50 hectares.

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Nevado Tres Cruces National Park

Nevado Tres Cruces National Park

A cold mountain desert climate with insufficient humidity is characteristic. The daily and seasonal temperature ranges are large. Winter precipitation falls in the form of snow, and occasionally drizzling precipitation, which is typical for the type of climate “Bolivian winter”. The average annual temperature is 6.90C, the amplitude is 21.90C (the average temperature in January is 16.70C, July is minus 5.20C).

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Nevado Tres Cruces National Park

According to the Gahaardo classification, the territory of the Nevado Tres Cruces National Park belongs to the region of the high-mountainous Andean steppes, the Altiplano and Pune sub-regions. There are plant communities of desert steppes of the Andean salt marshes and high-mountain deserts (such as the Andean saltpeter springs – Ojos del Salado). (more…)

White Desert National Park - Egypt

White Desert National Park – Egypt

White Desert National Park Egypt
White Desert National Park Egypt

The White Desert is a National Park in Egypt, a site in the north of the Farafra oasis. The White Desert is a section of the Sahara with an area of ​​approximately 300 km. Anyone who travels in Egypt can enjoy the beauty of the White Desert. It is important to appreciate the greatness of this national park for yourself.

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White Desert National Park Egypt

White Desert National Park

The White Desert is a wonderful natural phenomenon that never ceases to attract tourists to the multifaceted and mysterious Egypt. In the land of red-hot sands and mysterious pyramids, White Desert National Park seems to be the “eighth wonder of the world”.

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White Desert National Park Egypt

Once there was the bottom of the ancient ocean. But the waters disappeared and only karst formations remained, which formed bizarre mountain landscapes. The magnificent white cliffs are the remains of ancient marine organisms.

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White Desert National Park Egypt

If you want to be on another planet, leave your business and buy a ticket to Egypt. Once you see the White Desert and feel its greatness, you will not want to go back. (more…)

Discover Western Desert - Egypt

Discover Western Desert – Egypt

Western Desert Egypt Occupying about two-thirds of Egypt‘s land area, the natural region of the Western Desert is a vast swath of dry land that stretches from the western banks of the Nile to the Egyptian-Libyan border. From north to south, the desert stretches from the narrow coastal plains of Read more…

Discover Atacama Desert - Chile

Discover Atacama Desert – Chile

Atacama Desert
Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert is known for its extremely rare rainfall: in some places it has not rained for several hundred years. The temperature here is quite moderate and there are often fogs, but because of its dryness, the flora and fauna are not rich. However, Chileans have learned to cope with the peculiarities of their desert, extract water and organize exciting tours of the sand mounds.

Main characteristics of the Atacama Desert

Many have heard what the Atacama is famous for, but they do not know in which hemisphere it is located and how it was formed. The driest place on Earth stretches from north to south in western South America and is sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. This territory of more than 105 thousand square kilometers belongs to Chile and borders on Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.

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Atacama Desert

Despite the fact that this is a desert, the climate here can hardly be called sultry. Day and night temperatures are moderate and vary with altitude. Moreover, Atacama can even be called a cold desert: in summer there is no more than 15 degrees Celsius, and in winter the temperature rises to an average of 20 degrees. Due to the low air humidity, glaciers do not form high in the mountains. The temperature difference at different times of the day causes frequent fogs, this phenomenon is more typical of winter.

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Atacama Desert

The Chilean desert is crossed by only one river Loa, the channel of which runs in the southern part. From the rest of the rivers, only traces remained, and then, according to scientists, there has been no water in them for more than a hundred thousand years. Now these areas are oasis islands, where flowering plants are still found. (more…)

Discover White Pocket Vermilion Cliffs

Discover White Pocket Vermilion Cliffs

White Pocket Vermilion Cliffs National Monument White Pocket is an isolated, inaccessible stretch of sandstone hidden within the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument near the Arizona-Utah border. The entire area is covered with a gray rocky layer, sometimes only a few centimeters thick, covering red sandstone, where the landscape is shaped to Read more…

Discover Valle de la Luna - Chile

Discover Valle de la Luna – Chile

Valle de la Luna Chile There are many places on Earth with supernatural landscapes. One of them can be called Valle de la Luna, which means “Valley of the Moon” in Chile. His majestic lifeless paintings are reminiscent of the panoramas of Mars transmitted by interplanetary stations. Valle de la Read more…