Where is Dong Nai Nature Reserve?
Dong Nai Nature Reserve located in Dong Nai Province is a scientific non-business unit with revenue under the Dong Nai Province People’s Committee.
Dong Nai Nature Reserve and Cat Tien National Park together is a biosphere reserve in the world. This is a pristine natural area that has not been discovered due to a long time after the Vietnam war it was used for military purposes. Currently, there are still many rare and precious wildlife species such as elephants, gaurs, maccaque, douc, gibbons …
With only 2 hours driving from Ho Chi Minh City, you have arrived at the tourist center of Dong Nai Nature Reserve. From here, you can choose for yourself vehicles such as: biking into the forest, pick-up car and walking, or use a boat to walk around the Tri An hydropower lake.
In addition, this place is still a memorial for the war, so you can explore the tunnels built more than 60 years ago by Viet Cong guerrillas, or experience camping in the forest to sleep overnight. with the enthusiastic guidance of the rangers here.
What type of activities for birds watching in Dong Nai Nature Reserve?
Only off from the main roads 20km, you can see some kind of diurnal snakes, such as:
- Bronzeback Tree Snake
- Vine Snake
- Flying snake
More with the birds for watching: Drongos, leafbird, tailorbird, warbler, Sunbirds, kingfishers, Green-pigeon, trogons, Woodpeckers,…
When night falls, it is the time to explore the night forest tour. You need to prepare yourself a flashlight and a sufficient number of batteries. Fortunately, if you’re lucky, your herping tour will last until dawn the next morning. Moreover, our guide prepares boots, raincoats and leeches restricted spray. There are lots of thorns and thorns growing along the stream. You must be careful when walking if you do not want to be scratched.
Your walk in the night forest will be 4-6km along the streams to find snakes, frogs and reptiles. In addition, you also encounter many types of insects, crustaceans …
In tropical rainforests, the humidity is often very high. you should prepare towels to wipe sweat, enough water to bring with you and equipment to protect the camera gear when it rains unexpectedly.
Most highlights for birding
Bar-bellied Pitta, Blue-rumped Pitta, Germain’s peacock pheasant, Orange-necked Partridge, Pale-headed Woodpecker.
Some nice wildlife animals
Gaur, Red-muntjac, Pygmy loris, Northern pig-tailed Macaque, Long-tailed Macaque, Black-shanked Douc, Common Palm Civet, Pallas’s Squirrel, Variable Squirrel, Indochinese Ground Squirrel, Cambodian Striped Squirrel, Bats…
Snakes: Easy to find some hot target: Malayan Pit Viper, Malayan Krait, Ruby-eyed Pit Viper, Green Cat Snake, Wolf Snakes …
Continute the journey with some snakes, Lizards … Especially during the day, the car will take you to Suoi Rang ranger station. This is the place where you can find the King Cobra and many other daytime snakes, including Indochinese Spitting Cobra.
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