Nationaal Park Noel Kempff Mercado

Park Noel Kempff Mercado ontleent zijn naam aan de bioloog Noel Kempff Mercado. Het park ligt op 600 km ten noordoosten van Santa Cruz. Het is één van de grootste en meest intacte parken van het Amazonegebied. Het is park is van unieke schoonheid en is één van de plekken met de grootste biodiversiteit op aarde. Dit is ook de reden waarom UNESCO het park op haar lijst heeft gezet van Cultureel Erfgoed van de Mensheid in het jaar 2000.

Het park kent diverse soorten vegetatie, zoals tropisch regenwoud, palmbomenbos, savannes, moerasland en loofhoutbos. Binnen het park ligt een imponerende en geïsoleerde tafelberg van circa 70 x 40 km ( La Meseta Caparú ). De bossen op de tafelberg zijn miljoenen jaren geïsoleerd geweest, hetgeen veel stof biedt voor de studies van de evolutie van ecosystemen. In het park leven ongeveer 4.000 plantsoorten, 620 vogelsoorten en levensvatbare populaties van vele met uitsterven bedreigde soorten.

De tafelberg in het park is ontdekt door de Engelse avonturier Percy Fawcet en heeft later Sir Arthur Conan Doyle geïnspireerd om zijn bekende roman ´The lost world´ te schrijven. La Meseta is stamt uit de precambriaane tijd (meer dan een miljard jaar oud).

Voor meer informatie verwijzen we naar de Engelstalige pagina over park Noel Kempff Mercado.

REVIEWS

  • ´In July of 2008, my husband and I travelled to Bolivia with the express purpose of visiting Noel Kempff Mercado, a Bolivian national park listed as both fascinating and virtually inaccessible. After much research, we decided upon traveling with the tour company, Ruta Verde, as they came highly recommended by various books and other sources, particularly as pertained to meeting the needs of ...'
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    Chapman Greer and Glen Cain USA
  • ´Gijs, we had a fantastic time in both Flor de Oro and Refugio Los Volcanes. The organisation of the trip was first rate and totally efficient. The pilot you chose for us was amazing. We were particulary glad that you were able to be so flexible and tailor the trip to our requirements. We had no idea that the flight would be such fun. Thanks again.´
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    Jenny, Michael and Jessica Smith UK
  • ´Having umed and ahed about whether or not to attempt a visit to Noel Kempff on a budget that couldn't afford a plane we made the decision that we would go with our friends to Santa Cruz and see what was on offer. What we found was that out of the 4 companies we asked about tours only 2 came anywhere near what we could afford and only one of those was straight up about the costs. That company ...'
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    Matt Harding UK
  • ´It is a lot of hassle and trouble to go to Noel Kempff National park independently. I went with Ruta Verde. It is a great tour operator in Santa Cruz . The guide is a biologist who works in the park and knows a lot about the nature. During the trip we drove up to 2 Jesuit missions before we went on to the park. The night before we went in we slept at Campemento Florida and our guide took us ...'
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    Jeannette The Netherlands
  • ´I had a very nice and adventurous trip with Ruta Verde in the remote national park noel Kempff. On the way there we visited the impressive Jesuit missions. So it became a very mixed trip with nature, adventure and culture. The friendly guide (a biologist) could tell a lot about the nature, area and the people. He also happened to be a good cook, a perfect driver and an awful singer. The help in ...'
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    Bram van den Berg The Netherlands
  • Ha Gijs, de tour naar Noel Kempff was echt geweldig! De locatie was goed, het eten en drinken perfect en het park zelf vonden we echt prachtig! Ook de vlucht er naartoe is heel spectaculair!Fernando sprak geen woord Engels, en wij geen woord Spaans, maar toch heeft hij ons goed kunnen begeleiden tijdens de tochten. We hebben veel gezien: kaaimannen, pink river dolphins, otters, vier ...'
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    Renske van der Heide The Netherlands
  • Hi gijs, before heading on to sucre while Nathalie is on her flight back home I just wanted to mention that we had a magnificent time in the park, been lucky with the weather and also with wildlife, seen so many animals that this trip will possibly be my most interesting time in the jungle for my entire life. Fernando was a good guide (though sometimes hard to understand his mumbling 😉 ), had ...'
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    Gérard Roos and Nathalie Switzerland
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