Amboro National Park
Situated just 2 hours drive from the City of Santa Cruz Bolivia is the spectacular Amboro National Park , this small yet incredibly diverse area is home to the worlds highest recorded bird numbers and also hosts a huge amount of wildlife. Only 50 percent of this park has ever been explored making it one of the least visited National Parks on the planet. The park offers incredible adventures where you can have excellent birding , trekking ,wildlife viewing , swimming in pristine waterfalls and rivers as well as visiting the ancient giant fern forests.
Founded by esteemed biologist Noel Kempff in 1984.
Amboro National Park is home to some of the worlds most pristine Amazon Rainforests, Yunga Cloud Forests, Chaco Forests and Montane Dry Forests. Its mountainous areas have help save it from exploration.
Flora and fauna
Because of its vast array of eco systems Amboro is one of the very best places in the world to see Wildlife, this park has over 830 different species of birds which is the highest recorded number of any park on the planet, species of note include the Harpy Eagle, Andean Condor, Military Macaw, Touca Toucan and more Amboro is also home to healthy populations of Jaguars Pumas, Tapirs, Ocelots, Spider Monkeys, Giant Anteater, Giant Armadillo, Sloths and more. Over 3000 planet species have been discovered here as well as 127 mammal species.
Acess to Amboro National Park depends on which region , for example the Southern Side of Amboro National Park is Yunga Cloud forest and can be reached from Samaipata via Santa Cruz , The north side which is Amazon Rainforest is usually reached from Buena Visa via Santa Cruz.
To enter the park you will need prior permission as well as a local guide and a strong 4WD. The safest option is to go with a local tour operator. Nicks Adventures Bolivia based in Santa Cruz offers tours to both sides of the National Park
Once inside the park you can only get around by trekking and in some areas by 4WD.
Once inside the park the pristine landscapes, rivers, waterfalls and diverse flora and fauna are incredible, its truly one of the worlds last great wilderness areas.