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Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve

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| Korgalzhyn, Astana, Kazakhstan
+7 716 375 1304
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Korgalzyhn Reserve

Did a day trip recently to Korgalzyhn State National Reserve near Astana. It was a very scenic... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Moncton, Canada
Lush Wetlands amidst the Kazakh Steppes

Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve is roughly 120 km from Astana, yet it takes about 2 hours to get... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2016
Katherine L
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17 Jun 2017
“Korgalzyhn Reserve”
3 May 2016
“Lush Wetlands amidst the Kazakh Steppes”
| Korgalzhyn, Astana, Kazakhstan
+7 716 375 1304
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Did a day trip recently to Korgalzyhn State National Reserve near Astana. It was a very scenic drive, almost eventful when a large animal decided to cross the highway in front of us, luckily our reflexes and the animals avoided an incident. It was about...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve is roughly 120 km from Astana, yet it takes about 2 hours to get there because of the awful road conditions. It is, however, a wonderful reprieve from the larger than life capital, and the wetlands are a stark but welcome...More

2  Thank Katherine L
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I brought my 10 000 dollar photo camera gear and drove 2.5 hours through rough road only to find out that the flamingos aren't there. And there are no any designated areas for observing them. No accommodation. Just go home. Though I still dream to...More

Thank MIofLondon
Reviewed 22 October 2013

I went with a group from my office to visit Korgalzhyn which was a mix of Americans and Kazakhs. We benefited greatly from their language skills and local information. If you call ahead you can arrange "extra" access to the preserve meaning guided excursions vs...More

5  Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Unfortunately, the nature reserve is not tourist-friendly. Nature resources are wonderfull, but interpretation center of Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve is poor, staff hardly speak English and getting there can be really expensive. Trip to reach Korgalzhy is possible only via cramped road and consider hiring comfortable...More

4  Thank Destination-unknown7
Reviewed 24 September 2012

...and still see something new. Be open to the big sky, the beauty of the steppe. Cranes, hawks, and egrets dominate but 300 plus other birds are nearby. Haven't seen pink flamingoes yet but will.

4  Thank mmoly
Reviewed 24 June 2012

Very interesting trip into natural Kazakhstan steppes, system of small lakes and nature. Have you ever known that 3 of 5 major migration roots of passage birds go through Korgalzhyn? It is unbelievable, you can see so many types of birds at every turn. Swans,...More

2  Thank Yerlan S
Reviewed 2 November 2011

There is no infrastructure and is better to go with locals than guides. I paid 5000 tenge for meals and a room. And besides that the guide took as all over the p,ace. The best was to see the pink flamingos. This is the best...More

4  Thank MexKaz
Reviewed 16 May 2009

we went to the korgalzhin nature reserve near astana city in kazakhstan. we do not reccomend any tourists go there. no one replied to our emails or phone calls. and when we arrived by bus not was was there to meet us for 3 hours...More

24  Thank juliajulia44
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22 January 2017|
Response from bekseitova2014 |
Flamingos stop at the Korgalzhyn Reserve from late April to September. At any time of these months they can be seen. It is best to go with knowledgeable people. For example, you can contact an environmental organization that... More
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