The Tengiz-Korgalzhyn Lake System is a part of Nature Reserve, Ramsar site and UNESCO World Heritage site. And the steppes around the reserve accommodate the largest known breeding population of the critically endangered Sociable Lapwing – it will be a very special treat to visit this bird on its breeding grounds. The list of the most interesting species that can be observed during this part of the tour includes: a wide range of steppe, waterfowl and semi-aquatic birds, including Sociable Lapwing, Black-winged Pratincole, Black-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Great Black-headed Gull, Demoiselle Crane, Dalmatian Pelican, White-headed Duck, Ferruginous Duck, Flamingo, Red-footed Falcon, Steppe Eagle, Pallid Harrier, Black Lark, Calandra Lark, and White-winged Lark – over 100 species in total.
This vast wetland area, a combination of steppe and lakes, is home to Wolves, Steppe Marmots and Saiga Antelope. However, it is the birds that are the real attraction here. Located at the crossroads of two migration routes, the wetlands act as a giant motorway junction service station for birds.
After breakfast, the group checks out from the hotel and departures towards the Korgalzhyn village. A road trip by mini-bus takes us approximately two hours. After arrival to the village, the group has an excursion at the Korgalzhyn museum, check into the guesthouse and have lunch. The first excursion at the reserve areas starts after lunch. Two days at the reserve area will give the clients a good opportunity to observe the above-mentioned list of most interesting species of the area.