The Amazon – a miracle of nature
The Amazon blows your imaginations! It is a unique place on our planet that impresses with giant figures and facts. I don’t want to bore you but I am so deeply impressed, that I would like to begin this post with some unimaginable facts, to give you an idea of how special the Amazon is:
The Amazon rainforest spans across eight countries – Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana – and covers an area almost as big as Australia. With an incredible length of 6,400 kilometers the Amazon River is the second largest river in the world. Two-thirds of all river water that exists in the world flows through the Amazon River.
It is assumed that 400 to 500 indigenous tribes live in the Amazon rainforest and that about 50 of these tribes have never had contact with the outside world!
Also, 40,000 plant species, 3,000 freshwater fish species and more than 370 types of reptiles call the Amazon their home.
Okay, these are enough figures! I hope you didn’t fall asleep already. 🙂
Funny golf ball BoB, Lars and I spent 5 days/4 nights in the beautiful jungle during an Amazon jungle tour through the Peruvian rainforest and we had a fantastic time. Be part of our trip and discover with us this special animal kingdom and the beauty of the Amazon…