Badlands National Park - South Dakota

Badlands National Park – South Dakota

Badlands National Park South Dakota
Badlands National Park South Dakota

While prairies merge into stunning rock formations, Badlands National Park in South Dakota is home to a unique mix of wildlife, from American bison to black-footed ferrets.

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Badlands National Park South Dakota

Located in the wilderness of southwestern South Dakota, Badlands National Park is located in Oglala Lakota, Pennington, and Jackson counties. It is about 50 miles east of Rapid City and has regular flights from airports in major US cities such as Chicago, Salt Lake City, Houston, and Dallas, just to name a few. Not everyone will appreciate the rugged beauty of Badlands National Park, especially those who are accustomed to relaxing in luxurious beach resorts or crowded metropolitan areas.

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Badlands National Park South Dakota

For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the park offers 224,000 acres of jutting cliffs, rock formations, grassy prairies, ridges, cones and a seemingly endless expanse of dramatic scenery and unique scenery. If you plan to visit the park during the summer, be prepared for the scorching sun, accompanied by heavy rains and heavy storms. June is considered the wettest month and January is the best time to visit for those looking to avoid getting wet in the rain in South Dakota.

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Badlands National Park South Dakota

Badlands National Park Visitor Center

Tourism Nearly a million people visit Badlands National Park each year to immerse themselves in the rugged beauty of a diverse range of landscapes, but also to hike, hike, bike and climb. The park is open all year round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, although its main visitor center, the Bein Reifel Visitor Center, is closed on certain holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. (more…)

Serengeti National Park - Tanzania

Serengeti National Park – Tanzania

Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is the most famous national park in Tanzania and the second largest after Selous Park. It is located in the area of ​​the Great African Rift and is included in the list of the most famous national parks in the world. The total area of ​​this national park is 14,763 km².

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Serengeti National Park

To the north, Serengeti National Park is bordered by the Masai Mara Nature Reserve in Kenya, which is an extension of the park. To the southeast of the park is the Ngorongoro Biosphere Reserve. The name of this national park, “Serengeti” in the Masai language means “endless plains”. Previously, these lands belonged to the nomadic Masai tribes.

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Serengeti National Park

The first European who came here was the German explorer and naturalist Dr. Oscar Bauman in 1891, in 1913 Europeans learned about the Serengeti, these places became popular among hunters and poachers. Since then, the ruthless extermination of animals began in the Serengeti National Park. Only in 1921 a protected area was organized here, in 1937 – a reserve, and in 1951 these places were declared a national park. This was achieved by the research scientists B. Grzimek and his son Michael. Their book “The Serengeti Must Not Die” and the film of the same name went around the world.

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Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park Unesco

In 1981, Serengeti National Park was recognized as a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site. The Serengeti Valley is one of the greatest places where the wild and untouched nature has been preserved in its original form. It is called the “Endless Plain of Africa”. Savannah soils of volcanic origin. They are very fertile and are always covered with succulent grass. (more…)

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…

Yellowstone National Park - United States

Yellowstone National Park – United States

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park or simply Yellowstone, is the oldest and one of the most famous national parks in the United States.

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is located in three states – Wyoming (most of the park, about 96% of the total area), Idaho and Montana. The area of ​​the reserve is 8 983 km 2 (this is more than the states of Delaware or Rhode Island ); the length of the park from north to south is 101 kilometers, and from west to east – 87 kilometers. The highest point of Yellowstone is Mount Eagle Peak (3,466 meters above sea level), the lowest is the banks of the Reese Creek (1,610 meters).

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Yellowstone National Park

On the territory of the park you can see rivers and lakes, valleys and mountain ranges, forests and meadows, canyons and waterfalls, numerous hot springs and geysers, one of the largest petrified forests in the world. The reserve is known, among other things, for the extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna.

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Location

Yellowstone National Park is located in the upper reaches of the river of the same name (from which it got its name). In turn, the river was so named by the native Indians (and later by the American pioneers) in honor of the yellow rocks ( Yellowstone – “yellow stone”), discovered in one of the canyons of the future reserve. (more…)

Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park – Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park then in Utah, which is also called the Stairway to Heaven, is a small park of the United States of America. The park occupies a thirty-two-kilometer stretch of rocky chain at the upper level of the Great Staircase.

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Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

The most visited spots in Bryce Canyon National Park are Sunrise, Sunset and Bryce. It is also interesting to see the Bryce Canyon Natural Bridge, as it is a majestic natural, created by nature, arch with a length of about 26 meters.

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Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

The history of the emergence of Bryce Canyon National Park is very interesting. Nearly 60 million years ago, most of what is now Utah was covered in water. Later, when the water element lost ground and retreated, a ridge of rocks began to form from the layer of sediments accumulated at the bottom, of which Bryce Canyon is a part.

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Bryce Canyon National Park Utah

That is, it is geological changes that are responsible for the fact that in modern time the area located west of the Grand Canyon resembles the giant staircase of the Titans. Just imagine, the top “step” lies at an altitude of almost 2.5 kilometers above sea level. (more…)

Sajama National Park - Bolivia

Sajama National Park – Bolivia

Sajama National Park The Sajama National Park is located in the department of Oruro, Bolivia. It borders the Lauca National Park in Chile. The park is home to the indigenous people known as the Aymara, whose ancient culture can be traced in various. Unique cultural artifacts and ecological wonders are Read more…

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park - Indonesia

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park – Indonesia

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is located on the Indonesian island of Java, east of the city of Malang and the south-east of the city of Surabaya. It is one of the most popular national parks in Java thanks to the cluster of volcanoes around Mount Bromo. The main attraction of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park lies in the beautiful surrounding landscape, which has become one of the most iconic symbols of Indonesia and the hallmark of this country. Highly recommended for those interested in volcanoes.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Short description

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is named after two peaks – Mount Semeru (the highest on the island of Java), Mount Bromo (the most popular among tourists) and Tenggers – local residents who inhabit the mountainous area of ​​the park.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Mount Bromo is the most visited part of the National Park by tourists. The entire summit of Mount Bromo (an altitude of 2329 m above sea level) was destroyed by a volcanic eruption, and its crater continues to periodically emit vapors of white sulfur smoke. The mountain is located inside the massive Tengger caldera with a maximum width of 10 km. Mount Bromo is usually visited from the neighboring village of Cemoro Lawang. From this village on foot to the volcano about 45 minutes. But first (at dawn) the mountain is viewed from the observation deck of Mount Penanjakan, and only then they descend to the bottom of the caldera to the volcano itself.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

On the territory of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the highest peak of the island of Java – Mount Semeru with a height of 3676 m. Climbing to its peak takes two days, does not require special skills and equipment, but is designed for physically strong people. (more…)