Information about Kamchia
The Kamchia Reserve covers the lower valley of the River Kamchia, including the municipalities of Avren and Dolni Chiflik. The reserve is situated about 25 km south of Varna in close proximity to the resorts of Kamchia and Shkorpilovtsi.
Kamchia was declared a reserve in 1951 by the Ministry of Forests and in 1977 it was included in the global network of biosphere reserves as a part of the program “Human and Biosphere” of UNESCO for protection of the most representative ecological systems on the planet. The dense forests along the lower valley of Kamchia river are especially valuable to the reserve.
245 species of plants can be found in the forests and marshes of Kamchia reserve. The dense forests are the only habitat of the Bulgarian endemic species Cardamine tuberosa. Kamchia river is inhabited by 39 fish species, with predominant representatives being from the Carp family. Among the amphibian species, which the reserve visitors can see, are the plain swamp turtle, Hermann's tortoise and the nib-legged land turtle. 258 bird species have been established in the region, which is about 66% of the established diversity in Bulgaria. A number of rare bird species for Bulgaria and Europe, such as the black stork, the small squalling eagle, and the Orco falcon are nesting in Kamchia reserve. The migratory route Via Pontica passes through this region.
The passing of people through Kamchia reserve is allowed only along marked paths and following the specified rules is compulsory. It is also a real adventure to go on a boat trip and explore what Kamchia river has on offer.
In fact Kamchia is the largest uninterrupted beach in Bulgaria ensuring you can always find a quiet place to relax.