This is a protected area with abundant flora and fauna, and lush landscapes. The rainforest ecosystem covers mountains, valleys and marshes. Nam Ka is at the confluence of the two rivers of Krong No and Krong Na (Male and Female), which join to form the Serepok River, the longest and most prominent river of Dak Lak.
Nam Ka Nature Reserve is situated near the highest mountains in Dak Lak province, reaching 2,442m just to the west, separating Dak Lak from the highlands of Dak Nong. The Heogen sediment boundary of Cat Tien is to the South and the valley of Krong Pak – Lak is to the North.
On the slope of a range, Nam Ka ranges in altitude from 100 – 1,100m. The climate is considered tropical plateau monsoon, and includes two distinctive seasons each year: dry and rainy.
Thanks to high humidity and tropical monsoons, the plant life in Nam Ka is various and abundant. There have now been some 587 high level plants listed in the area, of which 382 types have potentially high value for use as medicines.
Besides, there are 78 species of ornamental plants excellent for interior decoration, such as amplexicaul tea and orchids, along with many kinds of rare trees.
Animals in the forest are also diversified with 140 species of birds, including green-winged teal, great white egret, burrowing owl, gambel’s quail, and pyrrhuloxia. Other notable fauna are the black gibbon, red-eyed monkey, Asian black bear, sun bear, elephant, muntjac and other deer, and wild pigs.
Regarding amphibians and reptiles, over 50 kinds have been recorded, for instance, fresh water crocodile, Southern trionychid turtle, python, snakes and frogs.
Nam Ka is home to many rare species listed in Vietnam’s Red Book with calls for conservation, namely: elephant, civet, crocodile, tiger and bear.
Thanks to the wildness and mystery of Nam Ka, it has become an attractive tourist destination for those interested in nature, whether for research or simply to explore. Many types of tours have been designed; the most popular are trekking and homestay tours.
For these tours, you can transfer by car to Nam Ka conservation centre. After being welcomed at Rai Village, you can trek through the surrounding forests for one, or several, days. Rai Village is the most isolated and least populous in the area, where the traditional M’nong culture is alive and well. Adventurous travellers love to explore this area and see the origins of Central Highland culture.
Tourists can stay in Rai Village at homestays, enjoy family meals and sleep in the traditional stilt houses of the M’nong people. Sitting by the cooking fire, tourists can taste delicious meals with the traditional style rice liquor while delighting in gong performances and songs by local artists.
Haivenu Tours is eager to welcome you and work out all the details so you can enjoy the memorable experience of visiting Nam Ka Nature Reserve.