Catatumbo lightning is an atmospheric phenomenon in Venezuela. It originates from a mass of storm clouds at a height of more than 1 km, and occurs during 140 to 260 nights a year, 10 hours per day and up to 280 times per hour. It occurs over and around Lake Maracaibo, typically over the bog area formed where the Catatumbo River flows into the lake




 A new study used 16 years of NASA satellite data to measure lightning activity all over the globe and crowned this spot the lightning capital of the world. The researchers calculated that Lake Maracaibo gets 233 flashes per square kilometer per year, a number known as its flash rate density (FRD) In 2014 it received the Guinness world record for having the highest number of lightning per square kilometre per year.                    


 The final stage of the journey to the observation camp in Ologá lagoon begins when landing at Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo International airport (SVVG) in el Vigia. From there you will travel by car around 80 km in a one hour trip to Puerto Concha. From Puerto Concha to Ologá lagoon is a two hour long trip in boat. An interesting segment of the trip               .         


 The days spent in Ologá lagoon will get you not just the chance to see the famous lightning storm of the Catatumbo. Depending in weather conditions you will see a clear night sky full of stars. During daytime you can explore the nearby area where you will be in touch with nature. You will also have the opportunity to see several different animals. Like some wild butterflies, different kinds of birds, monkeys, even dolphins, etc