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Vashlovani National Park: Discover This Desert Reserve

In the southeastern corner of the country, where Georgia meets Azerbaijan, the landscape changes radically and the Vashlovani National Park spreads there. The forests and vines of Kakheti seem like a memory that make their way through a lunar scene more characteristic of the steppes of Central Asia than the forests of the Caucasus.

The climate is semi-desert and its nearly 35,000 hectares spread over an almost uninhabited area.

The Vashlovani National Park is still little known and it is perfect for bird watching, mountain biking, or hiking. Photographers would also love it here, especially if you are into landscapes.

You can only drive in your own vehicle to get there and you have to introduce yourself with your passport at the Park Administration Center, in the village of Dedoplitskaro (Address: 5 Baratashvili Street. Phone: +995 577 10 18 49, e-mail:

Make sure to notify the border police of your visit and you can enter. There they will also give you some tips about the routes, activities, and they also have equipment for rent (binoculars, sleeping bags, tents, etc). If you love nature and want to de-stress and just be surrounded by beautiful panoramic views, then this place is perfect for you.