Discover Komani Lake in Albania – a hidden gem waiting to be explored!
HOW WE STARTED
We are a group of young individuals from Shkodra who have worked in the tourism industry for several years, providing boat services around Komani Lake and Shala River. Our goal is to make people aware of the unseen splendors of our country, which will help these places’ infrastructure and economies grow.
We have been able to create a foundational economy since tourism arrived, which has enabled us to stay in the region and halt the outflow to the city.
Up to 20 tourist groups may board our boat at once. You will be looked after by more than 3 personnel to ensure that everything runs well and that you can appreciate Lake Koman’s and the Shala River’s natural splendors.
Lake Koman (Albanian: Liqeni i Komanit) is a reservoir on the Drin River in northern Albania. Lake Koman is surrounded by dense forested hills, vertical slopes, deep gorges, and a narrow valley, completely taken up by the river. Besides the Drin, it is fed by the Shala and Valbona Rivers. The lake stretches in an area of 34 km2 (13 sq mi), its width being 400 m (0.25 mi). The narrowest gorge, which is surrounded by vertical canyon walls, is more than 50 m (0.031 mi) wide. The reservoir was constructed between 1979 and 1988 near the village of Koman with a height of 115 m (377 ft).
The combination of specific topography and hydrological conditions have contributed to the formation of different habitats. The golden jackal, red fox, european badger, eurasian otter, beech marten, european polecat are the primary predatory mammals.A high number of bird species have been observed in the region, including the common kingfisher, common quail, grey heron, eurasian wryneck, great spotted woodpecker and black-headed gull.
Looking for something different to do today? Why not try a day trip to Komani Lake? You’ll be able to enjoy the scenic views, take a refreshing swim, and explore the local area.