Do you know that Kherson Oblast has its own Venice? If you don’t, be ready to get acquainted with an amazingly beautiful nature complex which is known all over Ukraine. On a visit to the Dnipro flood plains, you will be surprised with unmatched beauty of local landscapes, diversity of flora and fauna.
The part of the Dnipro where the river bed divides into bays and streams is called the Dnipro flood plains in Kherson. The total length of the flood plains is 300 km! Dnipro flood plains start from Kakhovka Hydro Power Station and stretch up to the Dnipro-Bugskyi Bay.
Bays, lakes, and river arms are knitted together by eriks (shallow channels). They are narrow ducts along which it is pleasant to go by boat in the summer heat! There are more than 50 islands at the river estuary. The largest among them are Bolshoy Potemkinskyi, Karantinnyi, Vilkhovyi, Pogorilyi, Gnylukhin, Bilogrudov.
The islands of the Dnipro delta have lush greenery. You can see water chestnuts, white willows, witch elm, sweat weed, read mace, Nympheae, yellow water lily, reed and various algae.
There are more than 60 fish species: European carp, Leuciscus idus, redeye, bream, roach, crucian carp, silver bream, pike, perch, sander, catfish and others. Dnipro flood plains astonish by the variety of its fauna. Herons, ducks, gannets, bald-coots, hawks, milvi line here. On land plots you can see hedgehogs, pheasants, and even moose!
A vacation in the Dnipro flood plains is the best summer leisure activity. It is always cool on the banks of the river. It’s a good place to have a family vacation or happy get-together.
To get to Dnipro flood plains you should go across the Dnipro by a large rowboat or water taxi. Shipping traffic starts at 9:00 from Kherson city embankment at the following address - Ushakova str, 2.
Activities available for tourists are:
- boat/yacht trips;
- SUP boarding;