Ile River Delta
If fishing is your thing, then a trip to the Ile River Delta is the ultimate experience that Kazakhstan has to offer. Note that this is not an excursion that can be conducted quickly – or cheaply. Take to the Ile River 80km north of the Buddhas at Tamgaly Tas and speed along to the delta to take part in some serious cat fishing (specimens have been recorded that measure over two-metres long) among the reeds and pelicans of this immense body of water. For more information, try Asia Discovery (which organises a variety of fishing trips aimed at the enthusiast) or Kan Tengri, and remember to organise this trip well in advance. Akzhol, Alpina XXI and Max Travel Star are also able to organise more straightforward fishing trips.