Off the coast of Algeria in the province of Bejaia is the Gouraya national Park. This Algerian national park is named after the scenic Gouraya Mountains towering to 672m above sea level. The mountains ranges give way for the hanging cliffs and to breathtaking beaches on the Mediterranean Sea coast.
Gouraya National park is one of the popular tourist attractions in Algeria since it combines the safari and typical beach holiday adventure. Altogether, it makes a rich bio-diversity that you can not miss while in the countryside. The park is made of the patches of wetland, lake Mezaia and marine life in coastal area.
This Algerian National park is a UNESCO Bio-sphere reserve is made of several species of tree spurge, prickly juniper, Kernes oak, olive trees, myrtles, carob and the Aleppo pine that grows on Mount Gouraya. The park covers 2,080 hectares of land (20.8sq km) and was gazetted as an Algerian National park in 1984
Wildlife in Gouraya
The forests are home to the endangered species of Barbary apes and other endangered species like wild cat, jackal and Algerian Hedgehog. In the marine section are several species short-beaked common dolphin, sperm whale, harbour porpoise and bottlenose dolphin and many others. The beach is good for holidays and other water adventures like swimming and diving.
How To Get To Gouraya
Gouraya Algeria Park is in the Bejaia province near the town of Sidi Touati. It located 30km north east of Jijel, northern Algeria. There is no accommodation in Gouraya National park but there is enough in Algiers 195miles from the Gouraya Park.