Reserves of Abkhazia: national, natural reserves of Abkhazia

Nature reserves of Abkhazia

Nature reserves of Abkhazia

One tenth of the territory of Abkhazia is occupied by nature conservation objects. They are of great importance for scientists studying the preglacial flora, which has been safely preserved and survived the unfavorable period of the geological era. For tourists, the reserves of Abkhazia are unique natural landscapes, picturesque landscapes and the opportunity to diversify beach holidays by going on excursions to amazing places.

Ancient Colchis

On the Black Sea coast of Abkhazia there was once the land of ancient Colchis, where pre-glacial life forms have survived. Today, a unique reserve has been created here, on the territory of which one hundred species of plants grow, which are not found anywhere else on the planet. The Pitsunda Peninsula and the adjacent lands of the Musser Upland have become home to more than eight hundred rare plants, two dozen of which are listed in the Red Book. On the territory of the Pitsundo-Mussera reserve of Abkhazia, there are relict pines and Colchis boxwood, strawberry tree and Iberian oak. The subtropical climate in the national park guarantees the possibility of visiting it at any time of the year..

Lakes and waterfalls

The main pride of the Ritsa National Park is Lake Bolshaya Ritsa, hidden in a deep wooded gorge. It can change color depending on the season, and trout and many other fish species live in its clear waters..
The Gegsky waterfall, which falls from a 55-meter height in the form of a luxurious snow-white plume and dissolves in the canyon of the same name, is a special delight for visitors to this reserve of Abkhazia. Excursions to Lake Ritsa and the reserve are very popular with tourists vacationing on the beaches of Abkhazia. The road does not take much time and such a trip helps to pleasantly diversify your vacation by the sea.

Little australia

Eucalyptus, typical for the distant green continent, feels great in the Pskhu-Gumista reserve of Abkhazia, founded in 1978 in the central part of the republic. Among other tree species, the eastern beech and Caucasian hornbeam, Colchis boxwood and black alder are protected here. Some trees are world record holders, and the diameter of the trunk of the Norman fir, for example, can reach two meters, and the diameter of the berry yew - one and a half meters..
The administration of the reserve is located in the city of Sukhumi. For an excursion to the national park, you should hire a guide - the hostilities on the territory of Abkhazia left many unpleasant "surprises" on the reserved land.


  • Nature reserves of Abkhazia
  • Nature reserves of Abkhazia