The Kolkheti National Park in Western Georgia 373
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The Kolkheti National Park covers coastal areas of the Black Sea and the basin of the Paleastomi lake. The territory of the park is 446 square kilometers. The nearest town is Poti. There is a tourist center and a hotel in the park, tours and excursions are organized here. Sport fishing and ecotourism activities are also available.
The park's flora is unique, due to the areas of preserved tertiary rainforest, which was formed tens of millions of years ago. Most of the territory is occupied by bogs, where rare plants can be found: for example, the White Water-lily, the Imeretian oak, etc.
The park is inhabited by various birds (woodcock, different kinds of swans, curly pelican, etc.) and animals, as well as about 88 species of fish and even dolphins (in the Paleastomi lake).