This kayak tour is the best way to experience the Karavasta Lagoon and offers you a real unique insight into the natural importance of the area .
Karavasta Lagoon is the largest lagoon in Albania and one of the largest in the Mediterranean Sea, spanning an area of 42 km2 Karavasta is part of the Divjakë Karavasta National Park and is separated from the Adriatic Sea by a large strip of sand .Karavasta hosts many pine trees and small sandy islands. It is renowned for hosting the Dalmatian pelican; 6.4% of the Europe’s population of the Dalmatian pelican is found in Karavasta The area has been recognized as a wetland of international importance by designation under the Ramsar Convention. The lagoon has been identified as an Important Bird Area by Bird Life International, because it supports significant numbers of the populations of various bird species.
We will also delve into how its surrounding landscape was formed and observe its beautiful nature close at hand accompanied with a specialist of the Park . This day trip will give you more information about the flora and fauna of the area in the same time it gives you the opportunity to observe the wild life with our specialists . The area is home of more than 20 species of Birds and we will organize a short bird watching tour
This short kayaking tour packs a heaping serving of everything that makes the Karavasta Lagoon special. Secluded paddling routes through forested channels, abundant wildlife, a tranquil Adriatic coast , beach camping – it has it all! Because paddling days are shorter than other trips, this trip is perfect for those who are new to kayaking or just want more time to relax and explore on-shore.
Our day will start with an introduction of the area from the specialists of the Parks in the Rangers center – One of the rangers is going to be with us during all day and will explain you more about the ecosystem and the importance of Karavasta Lagoon
After the introduction we will go on top of the Karavasta Tower from where we can see all the lagoon and our instructor will show you the places we will go with our Kayaking
A short 4×4 Drive through the spectacular Lagoon to the starting point Beginners can have a go, guided by experts. Once you are more confident, create your own adventure exploring the lagoon
Take a 2 or 3 h kayaking tour around the lagoon and enjoy the view of the forest . Once we will be closed to the Pelican Island the Ornithologist will help you to have the perfect bird watching
Keep your eyes open as many Flamingos make the Karavasta Lagoon Recently
observe birds .
What to bring
Pair of trainers you don’t mind getting wet
Swim wear to use underneath wetsuit
No cotton clothing to be worn as these items of clothing will hold water and may accelerate changes of hypothermia
Towel, spare clothes and shoes for after activity
Food and water e.g. snacks, water ( 1 litre approximately )