Diverse Sceneries and Spectacular Wildlife
Framed by the eastern Andes to the west and by the great Meta River, a tributary of the Orinoco, to the east, Casanare still boasts stretches of near virgin savannah and dense gallery forests, thick lines of foliage that follow the many rivers from the eastern Andes down towards the Orinoco river. These rivers cross a land flat and wide and melding with the horizon, savannas and wetlands rich in some of the continents finest wildlife. 700 species of birds, 200 species of mammals, 270 species of insects, 65 species of reptiles, 50 species of amphibians and a whopping 570 species of freshwater fish inhabit the region, which is ruled by extreme seasons. The sceneries well remind of Botswana's Okavango Delta and are equally dominated by one dry season and one wet season a year, which decide over life and death in this part of the world.