“Kamchia” reserve is situated along the Kamchia River lower valley, in the territories of Avren and Dolni Chiflik municipalities. It is located some 25km south of Varna, near “Kamchia” and “Shkorpilovtsi” resorts.
Due to its environmental protection and ecological importance, in 1977 the area was included in the global network of biosphere reserves as a part of the program “Human and Biosphere” of UNESCO for protection of the most representative ecological systems on the planet. In the reserve there are 245 higher plant species to be found, 258 bird species as well. Several rare birds for Bulgaria and Europe breed in here. This is also one of the Via Pontica stops – a bird migration route.
The “Longoz” forests are of great importance for the nature reserve formed by the period floodings of Kamchia river. The swamp territories along the river valley as well as the longoz type forests are considered a natural humid zone on the Black Sea Coast. Floodings occur mainly in spring.
Kamchia river is 46km long. It is the largest Bulgarian river flowing into the Black Sea at “Kamchia” resort.
“Kamchia” resort is situated on the Black Sea, 28km south of Varna, direction Burgas. This is a place where you will find rare combination of forest, river and sea. There are wide beaches and wide sand dunes. In the resort one would find hotels, camping and restaurants – all necessary for a perfect holiday amidst wonderful nature.
You can reach “Kamchia” resort by bus departing from Varna bus station.