Sajama Flora, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 2

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 2 comments

Why should people visit the national park at Sajama? What kind of landscapes, vegetation, animals, and climate will you find in Sajama? Here is an overview of this fabulous place that is really worth visiting.

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Sajama from the Mirador

  • The climate

The climate in Sajama is warm during the day and freezing during the night. We were there on January (which is summer) and the temperature varied from -5C (23F) during the night to 20C (68F) during the day. The weather is very dry.

  • The landscape
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Sajama’s mountains

Sajama is in the mountains, surrounded by volcanoes. Nevado Sajama is the highest mountain in Bolivia, so the landscape is terrific! Plus, with the weather changing during the day, you have different lighting and can take 1000 different photos of the same spot.

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The laguna

Down the mountains there’s a river, and some thermals hot springs where you can swim. To go there, you will have to walk at least two hours and then take a left. There are several hot springs, the first of which is indicated from the main road. For this one, you will have to pay 30BoB each. There is a hotel there, and you can stay for 50BoB/person, but you will have to walk with your bags at least 2.5 km (almost 2 miles), as there is no road for the car. There are other hot springs for free farther along the main road. For these, you will also have to leave the main road on your left and walk until the river, and then follow the river until the springs.

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The free hot springs

You will find geysers as well.

  • The vegetation

There is not much vegetation in Sajama—only four or five different kinds of plants and small trees.

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Brava

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The “Brava”—what the llamas eat

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Small tree

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Near the hot springs

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Near the river

2 Comments

  1. Wow. These pictures left me speechless. The sky is just incredible, so much like Lhasa – the capital city of Tibet. 🙂
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    • Thanks Agness, we hope we can make it to Tibet too 🙂

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