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Amacayacu National Park (Parque
Nacional Natural Amacayacu)
Amacayacu National Park is a nature reserve
situated in the Amazonas Department in the Southern Colombia.
Amacayacu National Park
covers a total area of 2,935 km2
(1,133 sq mi) of tropical rainforest, swamps and numerous
The closest location to
Amacayacu National Park reserve is a city
of Puerto Nariño. The name of
Amacayacu National Park come from the local
Quechua dialect and translated as "river of the Hamocs".
Indigenous Ticuna people still live in their traditional lands.
The elevation of the park ranges from 0 to 300 meters above sea
level. Due to its closed location to a equator it has a fairly
stable climate with temperatures range from 26 to 28 degrees
Celsius throughout a year. The rainforest is full of diverse
wildlife that includes hundreds species of mammals, birds, fish
and many other types of wild life. While most of them are fairly
harmful beware of thousands of mosquitoes that descend on
unsuspected tourists as soon as the sun sets. Don't forget to
wear long sleeved shirts and long pants. Mosquito repellent
might also work.