Wildlife holidays in Mongolia
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Mongolia is a land-locked country in east-central Asia, bordered by Russia to the north, and China to the south, east and west. Ulanbataar is the capital, and over 45% of the population lives there. Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire in 1206 and his grandson Kublai Khan conquered China to establish the Yuan dynasty, a fact documented by Marco Polo when he visited in the 13th century. At its height, the Mongol Empire covered 22% of the world’s land surface and formed the largest contiguous (land) empire in history.
Today, Mongolia is the world’s 19th largest country and has a varied geography, with the Gobi Desert in the south and mountainous regions to the north and west. It has vast areas of steppes, and roughly 11% of the country is forested. Winters are very cold and summers are hot.
‘Our 17-day holiday to this wild, exotic country focuses on its spectacular wildlife, scenery and culture, especially the exciting birdlife of the region, highlights of which may include Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Henderson’s Ground Jay and Altai Snowcock’ - Robin Smith